Ranch 32

Kutch Wines

McDougall Ranch Pinot Noir 2018

A really attractive medium ruby in the glass with thin, purple edges. Right out of the gate, you can smell the stemmy character of the wine. Plenty of herbs and characteristic Pinot underbrush happening here. Really pretty floral notes come in and really take things to a new level. Red cherries, raspberries, and muted wild strawberries. A nice bit of spice and smoke wafts from the glass after a little air. On day 2, this holds up quite well with a little light chocolate and more expressive fruit.

100% whole cluster fruit and tiny production. Medium bodied and all natural in every way. Purity of fruit is high here and this is a very terroir driven Pinot. Blessedly low alcohol at 13.5 and showing nice balance at this age, even though this is definitely one to cellar. The palate follows the nose with fresh red fruit and spice up front. More savory notes come through as it grows in the glass. One of my favorite Pinots of this year, easily.
— 15 days ago

Ira, Jason and 5 others liked this
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Crimson Ranch

California Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Sweet, juicy nose and very light, bright taste for a cab. Notes of tart cherry, and not quite ripe plum. Vanilla. Would love if it was a bit smokier but it's a decent weeknight wine. — 4 days ago

Paul, Josh and 4 others liked this

The Ojai Vineyard

Roll Ranch Vineyard Syrah 1997

Over the hill but better than expected. Great earth fruit. — 13 days ago

David, Mike and 24 others liked this

Serres Ranch

Bordeaux-Style Malbec Blend 2017

Dark ruby in color, almost Inky, with a short reddish rim.

Very unique nose of black currants, black plums, red cherries, cranberries, spices, light oak, licorice, vanilla, green pepper, cardamom, dark coffee and tobacco.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, black plums, blueberries, light wood, earth, spices, tobacco leaf, chocolates and peppercorn.

Nice tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very interesting Malbec blend from Sonoma. Fruit forward and elegant. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel. Tangy, and a good food wine. Alcohol is nicely integrated, so watch yourself.

The nose is very interesting, which was a nice surprise, once it opened up. Better after 90 minutes in the decanter.

This 4 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years. Would be nice to revisit it then.

I paired it with a fatty Brie cheese and crackers.

A blend of 46% Malbec, 30% Petit Verdot and 24% Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes were aged separately for 3 years in French oak barrels.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$65.
— 10 days ago

Douglas, Scott and 13 others liked this

Arnot-Roberts

Watson Ranch Chardonnay 2017

On the mellow vs racy end of the spectrum when it comes to the AR chard lineup but not a slight. Chamomile, pear and sage with light sensation of brown butter — 12 days ago

Severn, Jason and 7 others liked this

Bergström Wines

Gregory Ranch Pinot Noir 2017

2017 vintage. Light-medium body. Intriguing nose. Plenty of spice and earth/dust notes with some solid zip on the finish. — 16 days ago

Eric, Ron and 4 others liked this

Anthill Farms

Campbell Ranch Vineyard Syrah 2019

Dark purple and ruby out of the bottle. Solid fruit and damp leaves on the nose. Deep and bright with many layers that opened over a 2-3 hour decant. Great balance of fruit, acid and a deeply tannic finish. Drink now, or see what happens in 5-10 years. Can’t go wrong. — 14 days ago

Tom, Jason and 8 others liked this

Broc Cellars

Eagle Point Ranch Counoise 2018

This reminds me of a Loire Gamay. Gobs of tangy berry fruit leaps out of the glass, with a bit of spice and lots of high-toned cracked stone (almost limestoney) minerality. It’s zingy and bright in the mouth, with lots of bright berries and a bit of spice. Fluid textured with little to no tannin, it’s got zingy acids and a cleansing finish. Very fun to drink. — 16 days ago

Severn, Ron and 16 others liked this

Nickel & Nickel

Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Same comments as before. But now it’s just about a pnp. Big cab, nice medium strong tannins and juicy finish. Fruit is ripe, minerality, earthiness is well structured. Black licorice, chocolate, caramel all present. Drinking really well now after 30 minutes. — 3 days ago

Eddie and Mike liked this

Ancient Peaks

Santa Margarita Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

Color of dark purple, a bit bubbly nice legs. Nose of dark fruit plus strawberry syrup, spice, ripe grapes, and some alcohol burn in the nasal cavity. Taste is soft and follows the nose, with mellow yet noticeable tannins, milky chocolate, a bit tobacco leaves, sweet blackberry, ripe grapes, and a bit bitter graphite note. Aftertaste shows some more leafy and bittersweet note. Smooth and sweet enough for the crowds. — a day ago

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