San Francisco Bay, California

The Rare Barrel

Imperfectly Perfectl Golden Sour Beer

Nectarines! Wow this tastes exactly like nectarines. Definitely funk and acidity from the base beer, but the nose and palate are all juicy nectarines. — 5 days ago


Trout Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Agreeing with other reviews, this is very much in the style of Chablis. That is perhaps accentuated by its present youth. — 5 days ago

Shay, Eric and 3 others liked this

Eagle Ridge

Private Reserve Petite Sirah 2013

Eagle Ridge is one of my favorite boutique wineries in Livermore. They use all estate grapes and the Petite Sirah is their signature wine. This 6 year old PS has flavors of plum and brambleberries. — 9 days ago

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Bates' Ranch Merlot 1997

Nice one. Surprisingly tannic after 22 years.
Winemaker’s Comments: 77% Merlot & 23% Cabernet Franc. Fruity, elegant, aromatic bouquet with hints of mint & anise. Smooth tannin / acid / fruit balance. Complex. Unfined and unfiltered. Bottled March, 1999. Only 89 cases produced.
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Mount Eden Vineyards

Domaine Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Celebrating my wife’s 31st birthday with some of her favorite things: friends, pizza, and wine.

Ripe red & black fruits, dust, saddle leather, and baking spices.
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Nice. These have solid aging potential.

The Steven Kent Winery

Home Ranch Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Made with renound Concannon clone 8 Cabernet grapes from a single vineyard on the western edge of Livermore Valley. Very easy drinking with floral berry nose and smooth blackberry flavors. — 9 days ago

Tom and Jason liked this

Three Wine Company

Live Oak Contra Costa County Zinfandel 2013

128-yr. old vines. Super-rich, but I wish they had picked a bit earlier. This winery sources great Zin fruit from unique historical sources but they’re always over 15%. I cant help but think the wines would be more interesting and flexible if they picked earlier. In any event, this is quite good and shows very ripe Zin character, but the acids are low and the effect of some bottle age is a flatter mouthfeel. Still very good. — 19 days ago

Ron, David and 5 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Alder Yarrow

Stellar. Many young vintages of this wine show their oak more than this. Sure there’s a coconut whiskey barrel note but more prominently incredibly smooth and supple tannins wrapped around cherry and plum notes with hints of dried herbs and graphite. Stunner. Drink now or hold for three decades or anywhere in between. — 14 days ago

Shay, Joe and 19 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015


Very good. There was this volatile acidity bite to it that I didn’t like. On the whole very good. Overpriced. — 5 days ago

David, Martin and 6 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Bad photo, good wine. Dusty tannins, deep and multi-layered. A tiny bit vegetal at first with tart cherry notes, but time in glass allowed the deep blue fruits and cassis to come out. Paired well with a prime ribeye. Thanks for the restaurant recommendation @Bill Bender !! — 17 days ago

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Bill Bender

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Love Cowboy Star @Joe Davant next time we will get together and drink the town silly
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@Bill Bender - Sounds great!!