Sierra Mar Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Found a bottle of this hidden away. Surprisingly still drinking well. — a month ago


Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

It has reached its prime. Still good though — 2 months ago


Rosella's Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Great on days that end in Y — 5 months ago

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Soberanes Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Big fruit with a lot going on and well balanced — a year ago

Barbara Raphael
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Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Spectacular for a 2017. Complex profile. Burst of flavors. Caramel. Butterscotch. Red fruit. Lingering finish. — a month ago

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Galante Vineyards

Blackjack Pasture Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Cigar box, tart fruit, pepper, and leather with a mineral backbone. Not quite the heft of premier Black Jack vintages and with a little drop off at the end of the palate, but chewy tannins and tingly acid roar back in the finish. — 3 months ago


Sierra Mar Vineyard Grenache 2016

First vintage. Lots of spice and good fruit. Early but nice to enjoy. Will only be better with age. — 8 months ago

Paul J. Sorbo
with Paul
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Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2016

Sarsaparilla, tart cherry, cedar, caramel, minerals and spice. Incredibly interesting, this wine lacks only long acid for a truly classic pinot. — 2 months ago


Spätlese Scheurebe 2017

Delectable Wine

This smells intensely of sage and sage flowers, along with passion fruit, grapefruit and elder flower. (“I am Scheurebe, hear me roar!”) Given such a resounding opening gambit, the wine proves (relatively!) discreet on the polished palate, turning in a coolingly minty and melony direction while preserving such luscious fruit as well as herbal pungency as the aromas promised. The terrifically-sustained finish is infectiously juicy, exhibiting overt but perfectly-integrated and supportive sweetness. Sage, grapefruit zest and smoky black tea accents serve for invigorating counterpoint. On occasion, the Rumpfs have demonstrated that these vines in the Dautenpflänzer can yield Scheurebe capable of playing in the Pfeffingen or Müller-Catoir league – and this is one of those delicious occasions. (On the heels of this beauty – on November 2, 2018 – I tasted a dry 2018 Scheurebe trocken, from fruit harvested in mid-September, that was already improbably delicious; but the Dautenpflänzer Scheurebe grapes from 2018 had been picked only a few days before I visited!) (David Schildknecht, Vinous, April 2019) — 3 months ago


Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Rich, easy to enjoy Pinot...dark fruits aromatics and on palate... — 10 months ago