Mokolumne River, Central Valley

Claude Riffault

Monoparcelle 469 Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

2019; Very hot today (96°) needed cold wine relief.
Nose has under-ripe green apple, lime zest, peach, crushed lemongrass, green melon, river stones and wet chalk.
Palate has under-ripe pineapple, key lime, yellow grapefruit, under-ripe white peach, crushed limestone and faint salinity with medium acidity.

I'm familiar with this producer, but the first time seeing this single lieu-dit (Les Sentiers) selection. Very nice effort here. Double decanted with 2H rest. 93-94
— a month ago

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Douglas Braun

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Great notes - thanks
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@Douglas Braun Quite welcome. 👍

Mer Soleil

Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2019

Tim L

Real deal…real value, full-bodied Pinot Noir with balance, big palate and that dark dark berry fruit flavor of the Russian River Valley Pinots. Not dry but not sweet, tannins managed well. This wine is comparable to many pricier Pinots of the region. — 2 months ago


Barden Pinot Noir 2018

On wine cruise on the Danube River .Margerum winery owner is doing the tasting. This Santa Barbara winery is new to me. A very full bodied Pinot with a lush flavor and aftertaste. — 3 months ago

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Jan de Weerd

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Nice!!! Enjoy the float 👍.

Sine Qua Non

Le Supplément Syrah 2013

2 hour decant (decent fine/cloudy sediment). A brooding inky dark purplish magenta color. On the nose: blackberry, sandlewood, pencil lead, dark cherry, sweet floral, bacon fat, little milk chocolate. Taste: smooth, creamy, rich, full body wine with dark cherry, blueberry, pepper, river rocks, bitter chocolate, and an earthy tea long finish with a slight touch of heat. YUM...nice start to the weekend! — 2 months ago

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I’ll say!
Tom Garland

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@Eric Thanks. Cheers!

LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards

Jahant River Ranch Vineyard Aglianico Rosé 2021

Aglianico rosé in California say what?! Seabreeze, peach melba and herb salad yayyyy — 2 months ago

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Tolbos Tannat 2018

Vintage 2018 | did not think I tasted a 100% tannat before. This was tasted blind next to two Madirans. Thanks to @Noel Geisen Redbrown and deep colour. I found the smell very different to the French wines. More frivolous, raspberries ánd elegance. Such an appealing smell! But oh my god, a very difficult taste with many tannins. The opposite of a middle of the road wine. And therefor very interesting 🙃 — 3 months ago

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Old Vines Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault

Delicate, black cherry, candy, very subtle earthy flavors. — 2 months ago

Conner Massey
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Harris Knowles Vineyard Syrah 2020

A strange Dr Pepper menthol thing overpowers any place thing, but I still like it. — 2 months ago

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Williams Selyem

Bucher Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Took a bit to open up after the car ride from Central CA to The City of Lost Wages — 2 months ago

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Mail Road

Blocks 2,3,5 Mt. Carmel Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

If tasted blind I would have assumed it was from the Russian River. Quite fruity. None of this is to say not delicious but doesn’t seem to reflect the terroir. — 4 months ago