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
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
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
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
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
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