Cru de la Ruche Malbec 2020

Cherry, raspberry preserves, mocha, currant, dark chocolate and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins. — 19 days ago

Eddie and Paul liked this


Red Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Cherry, raspberry, currant, blackberry, mossy earth, oak and hints of licorice. Full-bodied and good length. — 3 months ago

Eddie and Paul liked this


Sonoma County Syrah 2007

Meadowcroft Sonoma County Syrah 2007: Medium-bodied. Bold taste. Dark, juicy flavors such as blackberries, black cherry, licorice & spice. Soft smooth tannins and a silky, graceful finish. All in all, an outstanding & memorable vintage I am glad to have enjoyed & paired over two nights with some spectacular meals! Cheers🍷 — 2 years ago

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River Trace Grenache Blend 2017

This is a very tasty GSM from Sonoma. Fruit forward with a touch of Rhône. Easy drinking with mild complexity.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Showing red and blue fruits, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, vegetables, dark coffee and herbs.

Needs an hour to open up properly.

Spicy and good with food or by itself.

I paired it with a pepperoni pizza.

A blend of mainly Syrah with Grenache and Mourvédre. A small production of only 120 cases.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 2 years ago

Daniel P., Eric and 14 others liked this


Speedy Creek Vineyard Sangiovese 2019

Cherry, raspberry preserves, currant, blackberry, vanilla and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins. — a month ago

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Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish/ purplish rim.

On the nose blueberries, black currants, black plums, oak, licorice, light vanilla, earth, light vegetables, eucalyptus, tobacco leaf, herbs, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, plums, red currants, oak, tobacco, licorice, earth, cocoa, spices, coffee and peppercorn.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Mount Veeder is still young, and needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly.

Showing lots of earth notes, once it opens up (90 minutes).

This 4 year old is showing black fruits on the nose, and red fruits on the palate. Feels more like a Left Bank Bordeaux. Interesting stuff. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years.

Good by itself and better with food. I paired it with dried meats and crackers. Will pair nicely with lamb dishes.

A small production of only 7 barrels. Bottled in May 2021.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 2 months ago

Dick, Brandon and 17 others liked this


Nelson Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Deep ruby color. Aromas of blueberry, licorice and dirt. Gorgeous cherry flavors, black currant, tobacco and dark chocolate flavors. — 2 years ago

Tom, S.S. and 12 others liked this


Los Carneros Chardonnay 2018

This is a nice Chardonnay from Los Carneros in Sonoma County.

Full bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing oak, vanilla, spices, citrus, lemons, apples, pears, light earth, bitter herbs and white pepper.

Medium finish with almonds and black pepper.

This 4 year old Chardonnay is still drinking nicely, and will continue to age nicely in the next few years. I had it a couple of years ago, and liked it better now.

Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Creamy and elegant.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself. Will pair nicely with food too.

100% Chardonnay grapes were aged in (25% new) French oak barrels. A small production of only 9 barrels.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 2 months ago

Ted, Sharon and 11 others liked this


Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Cherry in color with medium intensity.

Fruity nose of blueberries, dark cherries, light wood, spices, coffee, red candy, dark chocolates, licorice, cloves and light black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with red plums, cherries, light oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco and herbs.

Soft tannins on the finish with strawberries and raspberries.

This is a nice and easy drinking Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley. A nice sipping wine.

Nicely balanced with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Tangy and interesting.

Would be nice to revisit it in a couple of years.

Good right out of the bottle, good by itself and a good porch wine. I paired it with cheeses by the lake.

A unique blend of 80% Pinot Noir, 10% Syrah and 10% Petite Sirah.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 8 months ago

Peter, Austin and 10 others liked this
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Takes a little confidence or craziness to mix Petite Sirah into your Pinot.


Oak Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Classy label with the golden bee. Dark color in the glass. Smells nice and rich. Chocolates meet black berries. Hint of smoke. Flavors are nice. Mocha, cherry pudding, and Christmas trees. Good balance. Has some finesse. — 3 years ago