Quincy, Central Vineyards

Domaine Mardon

Cuvée Très Vieilles Vignes Quincy Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Quality. Not mind blowing but solid. Loved the minerality. — 22 days ago

Terra Noble

Central Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

The notes on the 2016 CA 1 apply here as well. (nose of black fruit and cassis, painted with cedar, clove and cinnamon. The palate is alive with the dark berry notes and oak spice, and a monstrous set of tannins that need some decant time to soften.) This is a wild wine, full of aromas and flavors, brimming with tannins, ready to rumble. — 15 days ago

David, Casey and 5 others liked this

Terra Noble

Gran Reserva Maule Valley Carignan 2018

This inky wine has a slightly medicinal nose, with blackberry and tar notes. The tannins are forceful to a fault upon opening. Let it sit awhile and allow them to be less inflamed. The fruit is fairly forefront, possibly due to the aging of half the wine in concrete eggs. The savory finish is quite long and satisfying.
— 10 days ago

David, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Domaine Crotereau

Quincy Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Crisp white with lemon and papaya like flavors — a month ago

Terra Noble

Central Valley Chardonnay 2017

The nose on this version of TerraNoble’s Carménère hits more bright red and blue notes than the two I tried previously. The palate is a lot calmer, too, although the tannins hold their own. It’s a more user-friendly Carménère, and more fun to drink on its own.
— 13 days ago

Mike, David and 2 others liked this

Thomas Fogarty

Skyline Central Coast Riesling 2012

Jeremy Shanker
9.2

Reminds me of great Australian Riesling. Lime and petrol for days ⛽️ — 2 days ago

Aravind, Ryan and 2 others liked this

Oak Ridge Winery

Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Color of light purple and ruby, quite clear. Nose of cigar, cherry and strawberry jam, spice, vanilla, some aldehyde, and hint of acidity. Taste of oak, subtle jammy sweetness, some mineral and zest, some medicinal syrup, good background tannins, and tobacco leaves. Aftertaste of some more sweetness and medicinal syrup, with addition of warmth in the throat. Not bad, yet too sweet for me. — 13 days ago

Hermes, David and 6 others liked this

Sans Liege

Groundwork Grenache 2010

Nose - ripe blackberry, dark fruits, charcoal, and a creaminess on the nose. Palate - jammy, acid still moderately present, creamy, alcohol at 14.9 has resolved itself. This is better than I expected. Stand-alone working well. — 11 days ago

Dawn, Neil and 10 others liked this

Delicato Family Vineyards

Diora Three Crowns Single Vineyard San Bernabe Syrah Blend

From the Indelicato family, a blend of Syrah (from prized block 25), Grenache, Petit Verdot and Viognier. Deep Ruby with aromas of black/red fruits, spice and earthy herbs. On the palate flavors of blackberry, plums and licorice. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit and spice. Nice value! — 7 days ago

Jason, Matt and 3 others liked this

Terra Noble

Gran Reserva Maule Valley Carmenere 2017

This Carménère shows a world of difference from the others in the TerraNoble line I’ve been trying. There is a boatload of dark fruit, to be sure, with black cherry getting into the act. The tannins are more reserved upon pouring while the acidity remains bright and juicy. It’s an excellent example of Chilean Carménère.
— 12 days ago

Casey, Mike and 3 others liked this