Longshadow Ranch

Arnot-Roberts

Watson Ranch Chardonnay 2018

A nice wine, but I’m not quite sure about the quality / price ratio at $40+. Certainly interesting intellectually about what a cool climate Napa site can do with great soil and farming. Quite rich and mouth filling, and there is really tension between the creaminess and acid (in a good way). But ultimately this is a bit weak on the finish for me - slightly thin, not a ton of lingering acid, and the actual finish is a bit short. — 7 days ago

Ira, Severn and 3 others liked this

Quivet Cellars

Kenefick Ranch Syrah 2017

Not nearly as complex as the ‘16 at this point, and it may never get there, but great things lie ahead for this bottle, IMO. 2 hour decant and boom goes the dynamite! — 11 days ago

Eric, Shay and 9 others liked this

Pátria

Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

@Anthony Biagi the Bear delivers BIG time with this wine — 4 days ago

Shay, Hassan and 12 others liked this

Auteur

Beltane Ranch Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018

First time for this varietal with these guys. Very nice job. Clean, crisp, varietally correct. Nice sense of balance for young wine. No hint of cat pee or grapefruit. Fruit leans toward lemon/lime, kiwi, green seedless grape. — 14 days ago

Mike, David and 3 others liked this

Pax

Castelli Knight Ranch Grenache 2013

Wow. I would have blinded this as Syrah. So damn good. Olive , smoke ,and fruit pie on the nose. Deep macerated raspberries with olive tapenade on the palate. Rich mouthfeel, long finish make this another exciting pax wine. Love this. — 5 days ago

P, Severn and 12 others liked this

Hajdu

Eagle Point Ranch Petite Sirah 2017

This is a delicious Petite Sirah from California. Big, bold and fruit forward.

Showing black currants, cooked cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, cola, peppercorn, earth, dark chocolates and vinaigrette.

Still young and overwhelming, but I like that. A little hot at the back of the throat.

Would love to try it again in 5 years.

Kosher. Not Mevushal.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$50.
— 14 hours ago

Severn, Mike and 15 others liked this

Bergström Wines

Gregory Ranch Pinot Noir 2015

Dangerously good pinot. Loads of acidity and delicious red fruit accented by cedar, cardamom, more spices. Over the course of the bottle, the fruit turned darker and more forest floor funkiness emerged. Great stuff. — 18 days ago

Billy, Colin and 3 others liked this

Shafer Vineyards

Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2015

A fav! Had another bottle! Wine bears vineyard named to honor the Red-shouldered Hawks & other birds of prey that play a vital role in sustainable farming practices. Golden with aromas of tropical fruits and sweet floral scents. Aged for 14 months, 75% in new French oak and 25% in stainless. A rich Chard, the palate shows sweet melon, pineapple and peach flavors and citrus notes, subtle yet complex and well balanced. Lingering finish, savory, ending with mineral tones and creamy toasty oak. Outstanding! — 12 days ago

Shay, Jason and 18 others liked this

La Onda Wines

Poor Ranch Syrah Carignan 2015

Incredibly vibrant and alive, but with impressive depth and complexity. A perfect house red for richer fare. Would love to locate some more! — 24 days ago

Ira, Erik and 1 other liked this

Oakwild Ranch Winery

Toboni Pommard Clone Regina Rose Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Oakwild Ranch Winery Toboni Pommard Clone Regina Rose Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016, Russian River Valley, California

Ruby in color with a reddish wide rim and medium intensity.

Fruity nose with blueberries, strawberries, cherries, light wood, light earth, baking spices and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, strawberries, spices, light wood, earth, tobacco, coffee, black pepper and light herbs.

Medium finish with soft tannins and raspberries.

This is an easy-drinking Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley. Light and interesting with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Soft and elegant with a tangy finish.

This Single Vineyard is good right out of the bottle. Spicy on the finish with nice structure.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers, by the pool.

A tiny production of only 64 cases. 100% Pinot Noir grapes were aged in 40% new oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$45.
— 5 days ago

Mike, Lisa and 15 others liked this