Salt Spring Vineyards

Smith Madrone

Spring Mountain District Riesling 2017

Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

Pretty nose of lemons, citrus, yellow apples, diesel, light tangerines, light river rocks, spices and minerals.

Medium plus in body with high acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, spices, lemons, apples, light earth, minerals, light sea salt and white pepper.

Tangy finish with limes and grapefruit.

This is a delicious Riesling from Spring Mountain District in Napa Valley. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Still young and would benefit from a few years in the bottle. Already drinking nicely with nice balance.

Good by itself or with food, and better after 45 minutes of airtime.

Not as complex as the 2016 vintage, but time will tell as this evolves in the bottle. Still very yummy.

A great sipping wine and a good pool wine too. Fresh with a dry finish.

I paired it with Cedar Planked Salmon on the BBQ.

12.9% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$34.
— 7 hours ago

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Vincent Carême

Spring Vouvray Chenin Blanc

Flinty, aroma is basically nill. But also I had marinara sauce before, so maybe my senses are all outta whack.

Super elegant vouvray (autocorrect corrected vouvray to “boy rat”... which, why?)

Dry, yes, but balanced with a nicely textured creamy mouthfeel. Chewy. Lemon peel, mangoes, minerals, and even a bit of lychee.

Recommended by the friends at Frankly Wines. Great value.
— 6 days ago

Philip, Josh and 7 others liked this

York Creek Vineyards

Spring Mountain District Meritage Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1996

Everything you could possibly want in a Cali Red blend. Celebrating visiting my parents for the first time since COVID. Cheers everyone! — 16 days ago

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Fall Creek Vineyards

Salt Lick Vineyards GSM 2017

Say hello to my first Texan wine.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Gorgeous nose of blueberries, cooked plums, violets, light oak, vanilla, wildflowers, light herbs, spices, tobacco and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, vinaigrette, coffee, light oak, vanilla, earth, licorice, spices and black pepper.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and peppercorn.

This is a nice surprise. This GSM blend is drinking very nicely now. Showing a great nose with a nice mouthfeel. Tangy and interesting. Soft and rich.

Good right out of the bottle and a good wine to have all by itself, or with food. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

Spicy, fruit forward and interesting. A nice porch wine that I paired with cheeses and crackers.

A blend of 60% Mourvedre, 36% Syrah and 4% Grenache. Aged in French and American oak barrels for 18 months.

14% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$50.
— 2 days ago

Iwan, Paul and 8 others liked this

Spring Mountain Vineyard

Estate Bottled Syrah 2008

My favorite Napa Syrah by far. The harmony of nose, fruit, spice, structure and acid is special! — 6 days ago

Shay, David and 3 others liked this

Cibonne

Cuvée Spéciale des Vignettes Côtes de Provence Tibouren Rosé

Rose hip, orange blossom, wild strawberry, watermelon rind, Himalayan pink salt, tomato leaf, dried thyme, allspice. Lithe and steely. Paired with spring veg minestrone soup. I’m in heaven. — 4 days ago

Ira, Romain and 4 others liked this

Barnett Vineyards

Rattlesnake Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

2013 Vintage. Old-school Napa style. Huge fruit balanced with high tannins/acidity. Massive and has at least two decades of good drinking left but firing right now. Hard to imagine it getting better. Decanted for an hour before tasting. — 2 days ago

Shay, Mike and 3 others liked this

Vineyard 7 & 8 (Seven and Eight)

Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Medium ruby with a nose of black cherries, anise, wet gravel, mocha, pipe tobacco, and toffee. Full-bodied with smooth velvety tannins. I think this wine is in its prime. I love the bold, full mouthfeel on this wine. Nice, smooth finish. Birthday wine! — 8 days ago

Shay, Ron and 2 others liked this

Walter Scott

The Rock Salt Chardonnay 2019

Quite reductive. Citrus/mineral nose. Saline, lemon-lime/mineral accord. Great texture. Long finish. This really blossomed over 5 hours. First bottle from this producer. Lovely work. — 15 days ago

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Spring Mountain Vineyard

Napa Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Really big Pinot noir. Fantastic. — 9 days ago