Pierce Ranch Vineyards

Pátria

Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

A blend of 88% Cab Sauv, 8% Petit Verdot & 4% Cab Franc, deep Ruby with aromas of juicy red and black fruits, sweet spice with floral notes. The palate is loaded with vibrant ripe fruit, cherry, blueberry and blackberry flavors with vanilla cedar, some cacao and currants notes, well balanced. Fine round tannins with great mouthfeel, long ending with a powerhouse of fruit and sweet spice on the finish. Great now but has plenty of room to run. — 11 days ago

Shay, Paul and 5 others liked this

Rabbit Ranch

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

Classic Pinot from this region, Smokey, blackberry bramble, citrus acid city.
Oddly, it hits all of the things I want from this region very well. Central Otago is the closest to Tasmania, in my Pinot Noir likings.
— 5 days ago

Sharon, Trixie and 4 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

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Nicholson Ranch

Estate Chardonnay 2014

Ron R
9.0

A good chard, showing the typical Sonoma focused signature, with good weight and mouthfeel. Just a touch oxidized. 90 pts due to oxidation. Drink these yesterday. — 12 days ago

Severn, Tom and 48 others liked this

Dutton-Goldfield

Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir 2017

Awesome RRV Pinot. A great balance of earthiness and florals. Blackberry and black tea married to a fine tannin structure. — 5 days ago

Josh, Bryan and 5 others liked this

Etude

Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir 2017

For its name this seems a fitting ‘study’ of a richer Napa Pinot. Expressive warm oak spices and a range of inviting red and black fruit, tart to bruised. Has a Christmas fruitcake quality. — 4 days ago

Ted, Ira and 14 others liked this
Ericsson

Ericsson

Love the pic!

Cherry Pie Wines

Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir 2015

I couldn’t get over the 15.5%... it was all over the top for me. — a month ago

Shay, Hermes and 9 others liked this

Pierce Ranch Vineyards

San Antonio Valley Tempranillo 2016

Really nice lingering finish. Good acidity. Medium body. — a month ago

Hendricks Wines

Gold Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

David T
9.6

A good follow up to the 2008 Forts de Latour.

Great bottle that shows beauty of the 2012 Napa Valley vintage managed by the right hands.

Charles Hendricks is maybe one of the most under the radar producers in the Napa Valley and certainly shouldn’t.

This wine is $125 in futures. I can think of other Napa Cabernets that cost much more that are not nearly as good.

Charles does not make this bottling every year...only when he has the right quality of fruit.

His wines always drink well young and will improve with the right bottle evolution depending on varietal and vintage.

This 12 is a gorgeous, sexy wine immediately upon entry. Beautiful round, supple tannins. Perfectly ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, plum and blueberries. Black licorice, sweet tarriness, Asian & Indian spices, just the right amount of barrel selection/toast that bring out soft baking spices of; cinnamon, nutmeg, clove & vanillin, soft earthiness of; dry crushed rocks, loamy soils, limestone & volcanics. Suede leather, some fresh tobacco & shades of graphite with fresh; dark, red, blue & purple florals. The acidity is round and near perfect. The finish is; elegant, well knitted & balanced in fruit in earth, polished and excellent wire to wire settling onto mid dark spice on the long set.

Photos of; the Hope & Grace tasting room in downtown Yountville (Charles makes H&G as well), Charles doing the heavy lifting of winemaking and my favorite Pollock like painting that used to be behind their tasting bar and now hangs in Charles house.
— 20 days ago

Eric, Julie and 35 others liked this

Cep Vineyards

Hopkins Ranch Rosé Pinot Noir 2019

Alder Yarrow
9.4

I. Can’t. Stop. Opening. This. Wine. Pitch perfect pink in all its glory. Let’s have Vanessa Wong make all of the rosé in CA! Ok maybe not all of it but at least more of this! Strawberry watermelons citrus zinger surprise. — 7 days ago

Shay, Josh and 11 others liked this
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Enfield Wine Co.

Shake Ridge Ranch Tempranillo 2013

Seems to be awake, but a touch groggy. Just as the nose makes you think “Rioja Reserva”, I suggest you give this at least a few more years in the cellar. — 19 days ago

Severn, Iwan and 9 others liked this