Morgan Bay Cellars

Morgan

Twelve Clones Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2017

Pale ruby color. Aromas of cranberry, rhubarb and strawberry. Nice red fruit flavors, lovely finish. SLH is always amazing. — 14 days ago

Tom, Josh and 16 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Cheers!🍷

McHenry Vineyard

Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

My first time trying the 2017 Estate, the latest release from this tiny yet remarkable producer way up on Bonny Doon Road. The wines from McHenry vineyard typically show their best with 5-10 years of age but I love to try them in their youth, you know...for science. I opened this bottle about three hours before dinner and allowed it to slow-ox in the cellar. At first, the aromas were predominately red fruited in profile; strawberries and spices…almost like a Christmas fruitcake. However, the profile evolved in the glass and with more air, this began to take on a darker fruit profile that I find to be more characteristic of McHenry’s wines. This is a beautifully perfumed wine. On the palate, this is very bright and full of precocious energy. Plums and red berries with baking spices and minerals. Tannins are medium at best but there is no shortage of acid, which is a hallmark for this estate, ensuring that the 2017’s will in all likelihood enjoy a long life. Excellent now and likely to be a stunner down the road. Only 100 cases were made. — 18 days ago

Ely, Hermes and 8 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

Cathy Corison
9.3

Delicious. Time is kind. Unity. Eric Asimov/Paul Draper/ FFCoppela / Corison webinar — 18 hours ago

Eric, Tom and 17 others liked this

Almanac Beer Company

White Label Farm to Barrel Beer 2017

Bottled 3/23/2017. One of the best beer/wine sours that I’ve had. Mild brett aromas, tingly tartness and full body, then a peppery fruity white wine finish that went on for minutes! — 4 days ago

Ira, Josh and 1 other liked this

Sandlands

Contra Costa County Red Table Wine 2018

Fairly muted initially, needed an hour + of air to open. White flowers, citrus, pomegranate, red cherry, lively and bright ✨ — 15 hours ago

Iwan, Chris and 14 others liked this

Martin Ray

Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2013

First time with this wine coming from Bald Mountain Vineyard, aged 14 months 40% new French Oak. Local grocery wine department was giving these away at $10 per bottle; given the age and 13.5 alc. I decided to try it!

Not disappointed; presents with golden apples, pear, guava, honey, toasted almonds, chamomile tea, cheese rind, lemon balm and very soft oak.
I imagine in its youth this wine might have been more buttery but with a few years it has evolved nicely! Consider QPR I would pick up a few more of these....just for fun!
— 16 days ago

Jae, Eric and 19 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Cheers! Glad it was a good bottle!🍾

Villa Maria

Private Bin Hawkes Bay Rosé Blend 2019

Loads of strawberry in this rose. Better than many ive had for double the price. Will remember this for the summer. — 12 days ago

Severn, Josh and 1 other liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

Cathy Corison
9.4

Comes on with time. Cassis, forest floor. Hint of peppermint. Spot on balance. Long. Eric Asimov/Paul Draper/ FFCoppela / Corison webinar — 18 hours ago

Eric, Laura and 14 others liked this

Stony Ridge

Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Label is a bit on the nose/cliche, but it works. Dark and stormy color. Serious tobacco and tomato leaves on the nose. Bit of bourbon too. This is a funky town and tanninic city type Cab. Flavors are big but with structure and juicy-ness. Label says lightly structured. Not really unless you are comparing to a big boy Petite Sirah perhaps. There’s a nice mocha thing and a bit of orange peel. This is robust and punchy CA Cab Sauv made for the long haul. It’d probably age awhile quite nicely. — 13 days ago

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Crystallum

Cuvée Cinema Pinot Noir 2015

2015 vintage must say really great Pinot Noir with a lot of stuff going on; smoke, leather, earth/dust, minerality, spices, a full fruitbasket and superb acidity! Drinking smooth and very well! — 12 days ago

Dick, Ronald and 1 other liked this
Ruud Verhagen

Ruud Verhagen

2015 vintage must say really great Pinot Noir with a lot of stuff going on; smoke, leather, earth/dust, minerality, spices, a full fruitbasket and superb acidity! Drinking smooth and very well!
Ruud Verhagen

Ruud Verhagen

2015 vintage must say really great Pinot Noir with a lot of stuff going on; smoke, leather, earth/dust, minerality, spices, a full fruitbasket and superb acidity! Drinking smooth and very well!
Ruud Verhagen

Ruud Verhagen

2015 vintage must say really great Pinot Noir with a lot of stuff going on; smoke, leather, earth/dust, minerality, spices, a full fruitbasket and superb acidity! Drinking smooth and very well!