Sacramento Valley, Central Valley

Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)

Le Dix de Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Solid Bordeaux style with the addition of plenty of Chilean sun, you can’t go wrong. Flavours are more Christmas spice than I would have expected with a rich dry fruit finish. Not in the Alma viva leagues but a good drop. In fairness I started this too cold after a spell in the fridge but it really started to evolve as it warmed up and also on the second day. If there was a 9.05 score option that would be right. — 15 days ago

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Stolpman Vineyards

"Love You Bunches" Carbonic Sangiovese 2019

Cannot stop drinking. I think I first tasted this 2016 or 17 and year after year it is my darling. About to heat some pizza to go with. Egads LOVE this carbonic Sangiovese. I want to share it with the world:just the whiffs of kirsch and bubble gum and light and SO perfect with a slight chill and I’m about to see how it goes with a pizza pie. Some LA nights are more fun than others. — 2 days ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Spent many nights in Van Nuys... LA nights are hit or miss. Pizza and good red wine- I can agree! 🍷
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I agree about LA being hit or miss, living in the OC there are nights I can smell LA & other nights it dissipates.
Ellen Clifford

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@Neil Valenzuela @Paul T- Huntington Beach Hmmm, I said some nights are better than others—I didn’t mean to imply there are a lot of bad ones! I happen to love it here. I don’t know if I’d feel that way if I lived in Van Nuys though. I’m by downtown and adore it. But at least we can all agree on pizza and red wine! 🍕🍷❤️

Lapostolle

Le Rouge Cabernet Franc Blend 2014

In a good place. Oak dominates. Syrah, Carmenere, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon.
A smooth, hearty BBQ blend.
— 3 days ago

Trabun

Cachapoal Valley Syrah 2013

Same notes - this has become my muse, my heart of darkness for the evening, such a lovely wine with so many dark things wrapped into it, tabaco, dark berry, black licorice, roasted stout grains, wow. Nice re-entry wine! Such great aging. — a day ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Interesting review! Like your skulls in the background. 🍷

Roger & Didier Raimbault

Vieilles Vignes Sancerre Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir, Old Vines .. Raised in Oak Fut. A rather classic wine. Close to a Burgundy. Alloys of primary aromas such as fresh red fruit, wonderfully combined with woody notes of Fut de Chêne, and some mineral notes. Well balanced, very well done. With a slightly longer finish, we would have a masterpiece. — 3 days ago

Jae, Dan and 2 others liked this

Calera

Fortieth Anniversary Vintage Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Winemaker's Notes: "Our debut vintage of Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay truly embodies the cool coastal climate of the Santa Maria Valley. The nose offers enticing aromas of Meyer lemon, citrus zest, and subtle brioche notes. On the palate, vibrant citrus, layers of lemon and pear are rounded out by hazelnut. This delightfully poised Chardonnay has a lush viscous mouthfeel leading to a beautiful finish."
Right up my alley for $20.00.
— 10 days ago

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David L

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Nice
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Not meant to replace Aubert or Rivers Marie, it stays in its lane. Pop & pour everyday viscous Chardonnay with a great nose & color

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Freakshow Lodi Zinfandel 2017

Color of ruby with purple shades, quite clear. Nose of chocolate, tobacco leaves, leather, dried strawberry, strength of alcohol, and blackberry. Nose is quite powerful. Taste is dominated by concentrated dried strawberry, ripe juicy grapes, some brown sugar, hint of flowering note, spice, a bit peppery, and a bit zest. Zest shows up more in the aftertaste. Low tannins but full of flavors. — 9 days ago

Ron, Neil and 8 others liked this

Louis-Antoine Luyt

Pipeño Laja País

💯th wine. Ayyy.

Slight cigar smoke, blueberry compote, straight up raspberry jam, rosy rosy bouquet.

This one just puts a smile on my face. It’s unpretentious, approachable, and just tastes damn good. Simple, drinkable, jam juice.

Cherries under the tongue, berries on top, slight leather in the mid.

1 liter of jammy farm wine please.
— 9 days ago

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Vistalago

Mezcla Tinta 2016

A lovely nose of roasting green pepper.

This is a well made and well executed wine,
With medium bodied, dark, thick, lovely fruit a slurry of everything I am looking for right now.
Do not be alarmed! Mezcla translates as ‘Blend’ and what a well made blend this is.
A wine to while away time with...
— 22 days ago

Sharon, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Viña Caliterra

Pétreo Malbec 2016

Jan A
9.3

@delectable This is the Petreo Malbec. This scored RP93+ and 94JS. Typical Malbec nose, sweet, juicy berry flavors. Good acidity. From the Colchagua valley in Chile. Granite red clay and schists soils. — 21 days ago

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