Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

Paper Planes

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2016

Greg Ballington
9.5

Thank you @David L, this is truly a stunning Rosé and an absolute treat. Need to get some!

Medium copper pink. Love the nose with layers of watermelon, stone fruits, and wet stones. Perfectly balanced with solid acidity (7/10) and light plus to medium bodied. Fresh and crisp on the palate with some tart fruit notes, watermelon, citrus and a little stoney. Fruit wise and rocky. Long and lingering finish. Absolutely stunning rosé, would love to try some future vintages. Drink till 2021.
— 2 days ago

India Okoh
with India
Eric, Paul and 17 others liked this
David L

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Such a wonderful wine. @Greg Ballington Happy you both enjoyed it.

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Carlo's Ranch Zinfandel 2006

Oh man this is good. Boysenberry, leather up front, Santa Rosa plum, bramble, expansive palate, chalky tannins and spice finish it off. No heat whatsoever. Terrific RRV Zin! — 8 days ago

Shay, Eric and 16 others liked this

DuMOL

Russian River Valley Syrah 2004

Not as fresh as the last bottle, but went well with steaks and impressed wine novice friends. — a day ago

David, Phil and 9 others liked this

Arista Winery

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2015

Banfield Vineyard,single vineyard. My favorite Arista Chardonnay yet. Slightly lush, lemon - hint of butter, Indian spices, vanilla and pepper. Loved this one, and I'm not a big fan of the lush on the palate whites. 9.2 — 14 days ago

David, Mike and 3 others liked this

Bacigalupi

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2015

Back to the new juice,
This is a professional Chardonnay drinkers wine, I really shouldn’t be drinking this, I’m just a gulper. But its so good, just couldn’t help myself
@Ron R sent me my first bottle of this so once I saw it on winebid for $55.00 I grabbed it
— 5 hours ago

Shawn, Jason and 16 others liked this
David L

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Great bottle!
Ron R

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Dude, you lucky bastard!!! Well done. Enjoy...

Bedrock Wine Co.

Sodini Vineyard Zinfandel 2015

Damn this is good. The Limerick Lane terroir is in full effect. Between Jake and Steve we have some awesome fruit coming from this stretch. Best Sodini to date. Well done Morgan. — 2 days ago

Mike, Eric and 15 others liked this
Andy Demaree

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Nice. Thanks for the early look, Brian. I have a ‘12 I’ve been looking at lately. Any idea how that’s drinking?

Rudius

Russian River Valley Syrah 2005

Ron R
9.3

Stellar. Huge surprise. Jammy nose, with fig paste. Lovely texture and balance on the palette. Notes of honey, coffee and hints of tobacco. This still has runway. — 11 days ago

Rob, Daniel P. and 29 others liked this
TheSkip

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WineBid?
Bill Bender

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Miss you big man

Merry Edwards

Flax Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

I really do like Merry Edwards' wines, and gift them often (no one has ever not liked the bottle they have received, and usually rave about it), and suggest them as a "beginner" winery to order direct from.
But this one was just kind of flat, bland and unexciting for me. I think I have had that problem with the Flax vineyard before. 14.1 ABV. Not Bad, just kind of blah. 8.8
— 9 days ago

Shawn, David and 3 others liked this

Nickel & Nickel

Searby Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Well now....as luck would have it, same year as the Thanksgiving wine I reported on ....different vineyard, and my what a difference! I ordered the Farniente, but was served the Nickel and Nickel by the server instead, lol. Labels are so similar, and I didn't have my glasses handy! Now we are talking buttery, silky smooth, apricots and all that is wonderful about a great Chardonnay with Attic Char at 925, The Landing Hotel, Wayzata. — 11 days ago

Michael Mathews
with Michael
Kirk, Michael and 7 others liked this

Patz & Hall

Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir 2014

Dried rose and sassafras on the nose. Lush texture across the palate. Cleaning acidity showing ripe berry and floral flavors. Soft lingering finish. — 9 days ago

Phil, Eric and 25 others liked this
Phil A

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@Shawn R Shawn great wine Cheers 🍷
David L

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@Shawn R Good stuff...