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Hawkeye Ranch Carignane 2014

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

Polished wine. Interesting. I like it from a postural, viticultural standpoint but the end result for me is slightly too acidic and lacking intensity of aromas and flavours and the finish is only medium. It’s a very nice wine and pleasurable, but for me, it’s lacking a bit of good ol funk to cost 30-35$. #carignan #sonoma — 16 hours ago

Ely, David and 4 others liked this

Hayfork

Lewelling Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Shay A
9.3

A few fun bottles from last Friday.

My thanks to
@Mark Flesher for opening this as I have a visit lined up with Hayfork and Lewelling during my Napa trip in 3 weeks. I was surprised at how dense and chewy this was! So much to unpack here. I’d say this is fruit forward without being flabby or over the top. Aromatically there is baked mixed berry pie, dark plum, Mexican vanilla and baking spices. Large and in charge on the palate showing roasted dark fruits, dusty herbs, and chewy tannins at the finish. I think this is still evolving, but very enjoyable now.
— 14 days ago

joe leatherwoodDan FitzgeraldMark Flesher
with joe, Dan and 1 other
joe, Mark and 37 others liked this

Trinchero Napa Valley

Chicken Ranch Vineyard Merlot 2010

Mike R
9.3

Really good - right in its prime - smiling — 11 days ago

Mike, Paul and 44 others liked this

Gargiulo Vineyards

Money Road Ranch Merlot 2014

A 93 now with upside potential. Probably should have left this alone for 2-3 years even after a 30 minute decant. Dirty raspberry pie and black cherry marmelade. Rather sweet open. Herbal middle. Finishes a little off balance but still very full bodied and grippy. Mostly dirty red fruit dominated. Really good but I can imagine how complex this will be in about 5 years. HOLD these. — 9 days ago

Skip, P and 26 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Buchignani Ranch Zinfandel Blend 2012

Hitting its stride. Extroverted nose. Roasted meat, coffee bean, brambly blackberry, dry gravel. Savory and with nice acidity, this is the polar opposite of a jammy Zin. Intense, iodine laced Zinny flavors. Great wine. — 11 days ago

Rebecca Anne CasagrandeAngelo Casagrande
with Rebecca and Angelo
Karen, Matt and 11 others liked this

Failla

Keefer Ranch Chardonnay 2014

A gorgeous chard! Bright citrus fruits, delicious stone fruits, slightly saline minerals, oak-induced char are knitted together harmoniously. The richly textured palate is round, seamless, and elegant. And the lightly spiced and honeyed finish is long.
At Taj Campton Place. I have not had a chard this good in a long time.
— 12 days ago

David and Peter liked this

Dirty & Rowdy

Shake Ridge Ranch Mourvedre 2016

Light and nimble. Unfortunately I did not have enough time to decant as long as I would have liked. Like all Dirty and Rowdy’s I’m extremely excited to see what this wine is like down the road. — a day ago

Ira, Bryan and 7 others liked this
Bryan Kesting

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@Arden Barnett : D&R are fun and tasty wines...

Behrens & Hitchcock

Kick Ranch Petite Sirah 2011

BFW Kick Ranch always a crowd pleaser! Never a let down! — 2 days ago

Glen Glover
with Glen
Hermes, Shay and 16 others liked this

Trione Vineyards & Winery

River Road Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Mouthful of pineapple. Nice and probably perfect summertime drinking. — 3 days ago

Lisa Thomas
with Lisa
Bill, Tom and 7 others liked this

The Calling Wines

Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2016

Pale lemon, Aromas of fresh ripe stone & tropical fruits, honey, nutty and blossom notes. On the palate fresh fruit flavors of apple, lemon and melon with savory toasty oak tones. Medium+ finish ends with fruit, biscuit and oaky mineral notes. Nice. Tasting Sample. — 13 days ago

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