San Francisco Bay, California

Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Very good pinot. Hard to tell it is from California...cool fruit and has that menthol taste i usually associate with the Vougeot wines from Vougeraie but also has that orange peel flavor giving it a very special character — a day ago

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Mario Vaillancourt

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@Hanibal as tu plus aimé que Littorai? C’est quand même plus cher
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@Mario Vaillancourt oui je dirais à ce stade le Rhys est meilleur mais il a 5 ans de plus derrière la cravate et je pense c’est une grande raison pourquoi

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Eric S
9.4

This was dynamite. Ripe yet tart blue fruits with fine grained tannins. Enjoyable after 30 minutes in the glass. — 4 days ago

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Cline Cellars

Single Vineyard Series Big Break Vineyard Small Berry Mourvedre 2015

Explosive eucalyptus aroma, softer black fruit several layers below that, some violets, earthy fruit palate, dark coffee bitterness, solid foundation of acidity, tongue-hugging bold tannins and a finish that’s miles long. Bought this #mourvedre onsite at the vineyard around Thanksgiving 2019. It’s a boutique production from a vineyard site where the grape vines are growing near a large stand of ubiquitous Blue Gum Eucalyptus trees. This might be love it or hate it but it’s damn interesting. It was my wife’s birthday and we’d be waiting for the occasion to open it as we both loved it. I imagine a great pairing might be clove-studded lamb to pick up the menthol notes but we had it with pizza and it still held up well to the bold flavors of our various toppings. Fantastic. — 7 days ago

Sandlands

Contra Costa County Red Table Wine 2017

Alder Yarrow
9.6

There’s this expression that has arisen in the wine industry in the past decade - “crushable” or “smashable” wines, wines that All but demand you drink another glass and another until you realize sadly that you’ve drunk the entire bottle and you desperately want another. I’ve had my share of such wines, but this is my new favorite “gimme the whole bottle” font of deliciousness. @ownrooted has hit it out of the park with this mixed-black field blend of 1920’s-planted vines in decomposed granite sand. Berries, herbs, earth and an incredible saline kick gives this wine mouthwatering “come hither” appeal. I wish I had 24 more bottles. — 13 days ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Chardonnay 2010

“Piss” yellow color. Faint bubbles of effervescence. Burnt salted caramel nose. Candied lemon/lime. Distinctly front- and mid-palette loaded. Lemon curd. Very long finish. Excellent freshness for a 10 year old. Quite good, though Aubert is comparable with half the age. — 12 days ago

Ira, Severn and 9 others liked this

Martin Ray

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Damn I should have bought a case of this from LB. Big dense fruit, bright, rocks, tannin. 13.7%. Looking forward to revisiting this down the road. — 14 days ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Home Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

This one needs a hair more time than the Horseshoe. Still, terrific. — 4 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

A blend of 68% Cab Sauv, 20% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 2% Cab Franc, dark Ruby with aromas of ripe dark red fruits, cigar-box spice, floral and cedar notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and black cherry with notes of licorice, pepper, vanilla and toasty spice. Fine tannins, integrating well with oak, good overall balance, long finish ending with fruit, floral and sweet oak. Great now, still has long aging potential left! — 15 days ago

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Mount Eden Vineyards

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2010

I feel this will merit a higher rating in a few years. Just getting in the drinking window. — 4 days ago

Scott Wanamaker
with Scott
Shay, David and 11 others liked this

Kalin Cellars

Livermore Valley Sémillon 1993

Jeremy Shanker
9.4

Benjamin button wine — 7 hours ago

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