Morro Bay Vineyards

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Querci’ Antica Lacrima di Morro

After an hour of this juice punching the air,

The wines nose immediately hits you with flooding memories, and we all have them, of a lounge in Paris, a bakers tool box, or your grandmothers WC...

Undeniable Rose water wafts wildly!
After a sip or two, a backend of olive comes spritzing along as well as Ripe Raspberry, pom pith and tamarind seed.
Slick acidity, and highly enjoyable.
The Aromatics are insane.
— 19 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2008

This one just kind of fell out of the cellar. Sorry Shay. In a really, really nice place. Mature black cherry and some graphite. Very full bodied. Acidic opening. Aged black fruit in just the right spot. Hint of herb and tobacco. Quite nice. Finish has some tannin which is starting to drop off, but overall the structure of this wine still very much leans to the youthful side. This wine is singing. 72% cab with the balance Merlot. — a day ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

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My favorite and only Cali Cab i used to buy when my daughter studied in Santa Cruz. They were super nice when i showed up unannounced mid week for an unscheduled tasting.

Big Basin Vineyards

Lester Family Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

A very nice Pinot Noir from Santa Cruz, California. Showing Bing cherry, red candy, strawberries, wild flowers and spices.

Great nose with lots of flowers.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

A very tasty Pinot Noir, although not my style.

Thank you Scott for sharing.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.
— 3 days ago

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Murrieta's Well

Small Lot Livermore Valley Cabernet Franc 2015

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9.3

Today was my annual hosting of the Wednesday Wine Committee. There was 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert, all provided by me. Tasted blind, as always.

Red wine number two. I’ve had a few of these small lot wines from Murrieta’s Well and Robbie Meyer has obviously paid nice attention to them as these are excellent Livermore Valley examples. The merlot was just wonderful and this is close behind. A bit more dense in style than most cab francs, showing sweet and ripe dark fruit all over with a touch of typical Livermore Valley black licorice. Zero pepper to this, and not much savory traits either. I poured this blind for some people and the common guess was Cab/Syrah Blend. Juicy and ripe but deep and concentrated. I think this needs another 2-3yrs but nice with about a two hour decant. Many thanks to
@Jason and Jennie for introducing me to these wines.
— 5 days ago

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@Jason and Jennie : Rhône would be very cool to try from that part of Cali. I need to try that Tempranillo Blend.
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@Shay A i’ll have to get a bottle to you. Also want you to try prospect 772’s livermore petite sirah and mckahn’s (wm harrison winemaker) mouvedre from our property at murrieta’s
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@Jason and Jennie : Totally forgot about the Prospect! Yes, need to try those wines for sure.

Wente Vineyards

Eric's Small Lot Unoaked Chardonnay 2017

This unoaked Chardonnay could be described as “all fruit” if it weren't for the minerals. Apples and apricots on the nose battle for attention with the smell of a wet driveway. Big fruit on the palate is met with crisp acidity, and the whole thing finishes long and clean. — 17 days ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Sourced from the steeply sloped Alpine Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this Pinot Noir begins with gorgeous aromas of smoke, forest floor, mulberry and cherry cola. The silky texture and elegance is simply outstanding, as is the wonderful astringency and tension. Red currant jelly, red cherry cordial, cola and peat moss flavors captivate the senses. This is a truly outstanding Pinot Noir that will age gracefully for the next two plus decades. Drink 2019-2033- 94 — 13 days ago

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Lucchetti

Lacrima di Morro d'Alba 2017

Jet black in color yet ethereally light on the palate. Tastes earthy with a distinct note of grape leaf (think Dolmathakia). — 12 days ago

Cuda Ridge Wines

Livermore Valley Cabernet Franc 2016

A pretty color of dark ruby with a nice reddish rim.

Strong nose of blueberries, black cherries, plums, vanilla, licorice, oak, cloves, spices, pencil lead, light vegetables, chocolates, tobacco, dark coffee and black pepper.

Full bodied and spicy with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, herbs, spices, vanilla, oak, licorice, light vegetables, coffee, chocolates and peppercorn.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This Cabernet Franc from Livermore Valley is very enjoyable right now. Showing nice complexity with a soft and smooth mouthfeel.

This is a nice surprise. I expected to see more bell peppers and vegetable notes, but I didn't in this case, which I liked.

Needs 30 minutes to open up and remove some of the acidity. Has high alcohol but it is not noticeable.

A good wine to sip all by itself or to pair with food. Nice and enjoyable.
I paired it with cheeses and olives.

Would be nice to see how this evolves in the next 2 to 5 years.

15.7% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$36.
— 20 days ago

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I love a good Cab Franc!

Velenosi

Querci'Antica Superiore Di Morro Lacrima 2015

The consensus here was this was delicious. Lacrima is so unusual. Very fragrant and flowery. Sometimes a bit too flowery, but this was is somewhat subdued, beautiful grapiness and good acids. — a month ago

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Mount Eden Vineyards

Domaine Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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9.0

Lovely rich complex elegant smooth, lovely nose, tempting aroma of cassis, chocolate, plum, earth, full body, smooth tannins, elegant long finish. My score 90, drink to 2022 — 10 days ago

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