Ridge Vineyards

Beaux Frères

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Savory red and blue fruits with supple tannins and an extended finish. Very good ow and not sure how much this will continue to improve. Not sure how this got WS 95 pts. and one of their top few wines of the year. — 10 days ago

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Hirsch Vineyards

East Ridge Pinot Noir

John Howard
9.4

Forest floor, dried cranberries, dried rose petals, sage, raspberry, white pepper. Insanely delicious. — a day ago

Shay, A and 20 others liked this
Joe Davant

Joe Davant

The 2011's seem to be in a good spot right now. 😃

Ancient Peaks

Oyster Ridge Santa Margarita Ranch Red Blend 2014

Ancient Peaks - Oyster Ridge - Paso Robles. 2014 blend 51% cab, 36% merlot, 5% syrah, 5% petite sirah, 3% malbec. Santa Margarita Ranch is known for the oyster shells in the soil. Anyway, on to the review. This blend is amazing. My first impression is OMG! Blackberry and dark currants with a vanilla and spice explosion. The mid palate is leather and mineral soil. This could be the oyster soil impact. The finish is dry and long. This is the longest finish on a wine ... wow! However, day two... SOUR. I did use my Coravin so maybe the Argon affected the wine. Im still out on the Coravin. Just not sure. I do know if you pull it out of the bottle after use the cork does leak - synthetic and natural both. — 8 days ago

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Phillips Hill

Valenti Vineyard Pinot Noir

One of the most perfectly balanced light white wines I’ve ever tasted.
Far too easy to drink, would pair excellently with fresh salad dishes.
The perfect wine for entertaining yourself on a sunny day...
— 11 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2008

This one just kind of fell out of the cellar. Sorry Shay. In a really, really nice place. Mature black cherry and some graphite. Very full bodied. Acidic opening. Aged black fruit in just the right spot. Hint of herb and tobacco. Quite nice. Finish has some tannin which is starting to drop off, but overall the structure of this wine still very much leans to the youthful side. This wine is singing. 72% cab with the balance Merlot. — 3 days ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

My favorite and only Cali Cab i used to buy when my daughter studied in Santa Cruz. They were super nice when i showed up unannounced mid week for an unscheduled tasting.

Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah Zinfandel 2013

Starting to fade a bit....but still very good. The petite sirah main character is no longer present and its mainly secondary flavors. — 4 days ago

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Edmunds St. John

El Jaleo Shake Ridge Red Grenache Blend 2016

My second rodeo with Mr. St John, glad I am here: a deeper dive into black fruits than his Cote Du Rhône homage, & a more generous palate. Still all in balance, a restrained hand, but the terroir speaks through his hand, amen. Grenache, some Tempranillo, some Mourvedre, and some Graciano. Decanted about 1/2 hr. Delectable allows me to name only my local tag sale but not my town? Whaadup @Delectable Wine ? — 10 days ago

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Division Winemaking Company

"Cinq" Armstrong Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Stem inclusion. A big and bold Pinot which needs to further integrate. Here at Oui! Wine Bar and the Seat of the South East Wine Collective in Portland i finally found wines with character and soul. Deep dark fruit. Earth. Dirt. Black Tea and spice. A little hot but still a nice statement of Oregon Pinot with a sense of place. — 18 days ago

Mark, Hugh and 11 others liked this
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Sounds good

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot 2012

A bit sweet for our taste, but with some bottle age, this 2012 is actually rather nice. Nose of dusty tannins, cherry, palate is midweight, correct notes for the varietal, sweet plum, soy sauce, prunes on the finish. Bien. — 13 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2017

Bigger than expected... dark inky purple, touch of tobacco, leather oak notes. Touch of alcohol that faded as the wine opened. Black fruits, medium body, impeccable fruit/acid balance. Reminds how much I love great California zin... and how great the folks at Ridge are at feeding my love. The ultimate pizza and NCAA championship wine...go Virginia! — 15 days ago

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