Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Classic NZ label. Smells funky. Lawn just cut or a piece of fresh grass in the teeth. And lemon citrus peels. Flavors are complex and very audacious. Bombastic even. Plenty of citrus, but something else as well. Shells? Like the calcium carbonate in those. Also big gooseberries. This is a good example of how NZ Sauv Blanc differs from the other styles out there. This wine packs a punch. — a month ago

Wente Vineyards

Southern Hills Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Surprisingly good and well balanced with lots of oak and finish — 22 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

John Howard

So good. Leaner vintage. — a month ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Swan Terrace Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2008

2nd place. Brownies in the oven nose, silky texture, some ink press and sous bouis. Very nice. — 8 days ago

Shay, Steve and 7 others liked this


Contra Costa County Carignane 2020

First pour of the vintage for me. Smells like I just pulled fresh table grapes off the stem. Initial flavors of red fruit herbs and something floral, followed by unripe plum and cola. Light bodied but medium pigment extraction. After sixty minutes, flavors integrate. — a month ago

Ira, Ted and 2 others liked this


Trout Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Delicious. Flinty, full, dense, lovely finish. Very nice. — a month ago

Bob, Ira and 2 others liked this

Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Plenty of secondary notes at 11 years of age. Drink up if you have them. — a month ago

Paul, Shay and 3 others liked this

Domaine Eden

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

2019 vintage. Less body (light-medium vs medium/medium heavy) than the 2018 effort. Absolutely phenomenal nose. Wowza. Starts off decently demonstrative, then dovetails into Subtletown. Catching this on the relatively youthful side so anticipating variability/changes but drinking beautifully now for the price. You could easily throw this into a Bordeaux tasting and get away with it. Full disclosure...massive Mount Eden honk but a Domaine Eden (2nd label) sceptic. Laying on the horn here as I did with the 2018. Beep beep n beep beep, beep beep n beep beep, yeah. 5.5.24. — 22 days ago

Shay, Ted and 10 others liked this
Norman Gennaro

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I have liked their Chards

Kathryn Kennedy

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Deep ruby color. Aromas blueberry, asphalt and RC Cola. Soft, gorgeous wine, full of blue fruits and delicate tannins- superb!! — a month ago

Paul, Ted and 9 others liked this