Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

Williams Selyem

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Ron R
9.1

First time trying this producer.
Muted nose, but displayed good taught acidity and grip on the mid-palate, with classic cola notes. Nice depth and freshness.
— 2 days ago

Norman, Shay and 24 others liked this
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Hell yeah! Cheers

Merry Edwards

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

On the nose red cherry, raspberry, herb, smoke - on the palate same but maybe a little plum - smooth tannins. Very good — a month ago

Seghesio Family Vineyards

Sonoma County Zinfandel 2022

Mostly Zinfandel with less than 20% of other red varieties blended in. Dark ruby color. Intense aromatics of black currant/berry, black raspberry and plums. Same ripe fruits on the palate with additional flavors of black olive, basil, black pepper and baking spices. Long and lingering finish. Lively tannins and zesty acidity. Bold and powerful but not over the top. Good choice, Keith S! — 22 days ago

Tom, Bob and 5 others liked this

Jolie-Laide Wines

Fanucchi Wood Road Vineyard Trousseau Gris 2022

Melon, grassy, acid. Great summer drink — 6 days ago

Belle Glos

Dairyman Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Big, complex Pinot, jammy, fruit forward but not, I think, a fruit bomb. Dark red,purple shades. — a month ago

Ted and Martin liked this

Flowers Vineyard & Winery

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2022

Medium Ruby color, purple hues, with aromas of ripe fruits, floral, herb and complex spice. On the palate flavors of tart cherry, plum and strawberry with pepper, tea, herbs, licorice and oak, soft tannins on well balanced structure. Full body, long finish, ending with spice, ripe fruit and warm floral tones. Very Nice! — 12 days ago

Tom, Douglas and 4 others liked this

Williams Selyem

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2021

A blend from several vineyards, including Middle Reach, Green Valley, Santa Rosa Plain, and the Laguna Ridge area. Bright Ruby color, purple edges, with aromas of ripe fruits, floral and complex spice. On the palate concentrated flavors of raspberry, cherry and currants with pepper, tea, herbs, vanilla and oak, aged on French oak, soft tannins on well balanced structure. Full body, rich long finish, ending with spice, ripe fruit and oaky tones. Very Nice! — 24 days ago

Tom, Joe and 5 others liked this

A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

David T
9.7

Simply stunning! Especially, for a Sonoma, not a Napa Cabernet. 😳

Follow up AB Cowgirl wine after the Saxum. If ever you thought a Sonoma Cabernet could not stand tall with a great Napa Cabernet, have a well aged good vintage of A. Raf..

4 hour decant.

Still medium plus, round, velvety tannins. Lush, rich, ruby; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, ripe strawberries, hints of heavenly raspberries, plum, dark, rich forest floor w/ dry leaves, steeped fruit tea, mid/dark berry cola, dark, dry Indian/Asian spices, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon to stick, caramel notes, malt balls, dark chocolate baking bar, black licorice to anise, dry, crushed limestone powder, soft, fresh tobacco, dry, used leather, softened tarry notes, some dry herbs-bay leaf sprinkled with sage, dry crushed rocks/river stone, dry top soil, candied & withering, dark, red, blue flowers framed in violets & lavender, crazy, round, excellent acidity, well structured & balanced for days, elegant, polished and an endless finish. Harmony on the palate.

Find an 07, you’ll thank me later. My highest recommendation for Napa/Sonoma Cabernets.

10-15 years of good drinking left in this 07.
— 17 days ago

Jay, Shay and 14 others liked this
Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Rafanelli Cabs along with the old Laurel Glen (Patrick Campbell produced) Cabs only Sonoma Cabs that move the needle for me and can stand toe to toe with Napa.
Tom Casagrande

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Ridge Vineyards

Pagani Ranch Sonoma Valley Zinfandel Blend 2016

Popped and poured; enjoyed over the course of a couple of hours. The 2016 Pagani Ranch pours a deep ruby with near opaque core; medium+ viscosity with light staining and some signs of sediment. On the nose, the wine is developing with notes of red and black brambles, toasted coconut, dill, wood, baking spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium tannins and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long and tart. This is in a lovely spot yet, it still exhibiting quite a bit of freshness so I expect this will be quite long-lived. Drink now through 2031+. — 20 days ago

Vanessa, Daniel and 7 others liked this