Monte Sierra

Edmunds St. John

Bone-Jolly El Dorado County Gamay Noir 2017

Very interesting nose with strawberry, gooseberry, cherry and leather. This is very different from any gamay I had ever tasted so far. The palate is marked by a very strong acid backbone and a very lively, almost electric mouthfeel. There are some touches of red berries all along, very few tannins but a drying effect kick in in in the rear and a very long red berry finish. Blind I would have said it's a trousseau from Jura. I like it nevertheless and this is probably the most interesting California wine I have tested thus far (but the good stuff rarely makes it across the pond and through to Poland) — 2 days ago

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El Dorado Gamay Noir 2019

Fresh, vibrant and really fun. Compares well to a top Beaujolais villages — a month ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Merlot

Wonderful. Like Bordeaux. Herbaceous, generous, lifted. — 2 months ago

Renaissance Vineyard & Winery

Estate Bottled North Yuba Cabernet Sauvignon 1985

Birthday wine take 2…Renaissance always delivers. Even this bottling from the pre-Beinstock era has some life left. A charming old school CA cab — 15 days ago

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Steven Perlman

Steven Perlman

One more bottle of the ‘85 in my cellar for a future birthday!

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

Match stick, ethanol, green bell pepper — a month ago


Monte Carbonare Garganega 2019

Super-solid wine, every time. Great value — a month ago

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

Deep purple, the 2018 Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon shows pronouned aromas of blackcurrant, blackberries, tobacco, coffee, vanilla, cloves, dark chocolate, pine and menthol. Medium to full bodied with ripe, fine grained tannins and fresh acidity, this is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon dominated blend from the Santa Cruz Mountains. Drink from 2024 until 2040. — 7 days ago

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Amador County Chenin Blanc 2018

These are consistently delicious. — a month ago

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Rompecabezas Amador Syrah Blend 2015

Full flavored — a month ago

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