Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay

Marlborough Chardonnay

Creamy, smooth and Oaked and a very reasonable price! — 13 days ago

Murrieta's Well

Livermore Valley Dry Rosé Blend 2018

Fresh strawberries and cherries burst forth from the nose, with more of the same on the palate. The acidity is fresh and vibrant. This pale salmon rosé comes at the end of “rosé season,” but hang onto a bottle or two for Thanksgiving. It’s substantial enough for fall veggies, or turkey.
— 8 days ago

Serge, P and 5 others liked this

Oyster Bay

Marlborough Pinot Noir

Felt fancy with this Sauvignon Blanc 😙 Sure, go for it again. — 25 days ago

Fort Point Beer Co.

Westfalia Nuremberg Inspired Red Ale

Nose of chicory, cocoa powder, and an interesting minty/menthol note.

Pretty substantial roast notes with creamed coffee, bitter walnut, and touch of underlying caramel. Dries out just enough with a touch of bitterness to keep it drinkable.

Rich, malty red with nice roast influence.
— 14 days ago

Oyster Bay

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

gen
9.4

Always a hit! Sweet, fruity, bubbly, and crisp. Goes well with fish. — 21 days ago

Murrieta's Well

Small Lot Livermore Valley Merlot 2016

This Merlot-heavy blend (5% Cabernet Sauvignon) has a generous nose of smoke and dark fruit. The palate is rich with black cherry, mocha, vanilla and floral notes. Tannins are firm enough, but the sipping is still easy. It’s a really good, single-vineyard Merlot that deserves a hot ribeye.
— 12 days ago

David, P and 7 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Shay A
9.3

Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds.

One of my favorites of the night, and still improving. Everything about this was classic and balanced. Not overtly American oak driven but there is definitely a cooled coconut note with espresso on the nose. Dusty. Sweet tannins with juicy blackberries and underripe blueberries highlight the finish. Enjoyable now if you give it 1-2hrs in the decanter, but better in 5yrs. Thanks
@Mark Flesher
— 10 days ago

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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

This was a bottle consumed in an "American v French Oak" blind tasting and was paired with a 2012 Hourglass Blueline Cab. Stumped about 50% of people. Baby Bello in 100% American Oak, nose of black fruit, tobacco, a little herbal. Entered with good stiff oak astringency. Blackberry, tobacco leaf, oregano and basil notes. This wine was very balanced, and the finish of this wine still had quite a bit of stiff oak tannin but was very balanced and quite a bit more elegant than I expected it to be. Nice wine. The Hourglass definitely had more roasted notes and vanilla and toffee which gave the French Oak away to me. Vs. the Hourglass Blueline cab, this was my huckleberry.
9.3

Murrieta's Well

Small Lot Livermore Valley Dry Orange Muscat 2018

This wine has beautiful floral notes, and considering the grape, one might think a dessert wine is in the glass, or maybe an Albariño or Gewurztraminer. That’s not happening, though. This Orange Muscat is completely dry. The palate shows lime notes in an orange-laced and wonderfully acidic setting. Bring on the shellfish.
— 8 days ago

Serge, P and 6 others liked this
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Special stuff. Gotta get a couple of bottles of this...

Wente Vineyards

Sandstone Livermore Valley Merlot 2015

Really good merlot! Deep purple color. Aromas of blackberry, fig, cherry and cedar. Cranberry, cherry and a tobacco finish. — 3 days ago

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David Shaw

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Sounds like it’s not 100% Merlot
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

@David Shaw - I believe it only has be 75% in order to just be called Merlot.
David Shaw

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Laws, but that tobacco note suggests some Malbec or even Cabernet Sauvignon was added to the blend. “A rose by any other name”, then?

Mount Eden Vineyards

Domaine Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Purple hue with secondary ruby notes. Candied black and red fruit, fig, smoked meat, peat, spices, black pepper, and cedar on the nose. Lively on the palate with spices, fresh dill, and noticeable tannins. Delicious complement with the meal. #domaineeden #domaineedencabernetsauvignon #santacruzmountains #santacruzcabernet #winelover #californiacab #californiacabernet #tgif #cabblend — 8 days ago

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Nice 👍