Santa Cruz County, San Francisco Bay

Mount Eden Vineyards

Domaine Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Founded in 1945, as a small historic wine estate perched at 2000 feet overlooking Silicon Valley in the Santa Cruz Mountains, an original “boutique” winery. A blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc & 2% Petit Verdot, aromas of dark berry fruits, tobacco and dried herbs. Flavors of blackberry, herb pepper and earthy tones, savory, well balanced with a touch or sweet oak. Needs decanting. Firm tannins, lingering ending with mineral notes. Very Nice. — 8 days ago

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Kathryn Kennedy

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Ok, I’m a bit partial to my contribution, but this was singing. Pre-Falltacular dinner in the OC. — 8 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1985

Very good but we drank it too fast lol probably would have gotten even better — 5 days ago

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Windy Oaks Estate

Estate Pinot Noir

Winston Jones
9.0

Legend has it, that cuttings found near DRC in Burgundy were smuggled in a suitcase and brought to California. This wine is the result of those cuttings. A gorgeous earthy, perfumery of a wine. Santa Cruz Mountains is so underrated. So fortunate to live close by and to see the mountains daily. — a day ago

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Rhonely Boy

The tastings at the winery in Corralitos are always an interesting exploration of Pinot expressions. Haven’t been to the tasting room in Carmel yet.

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1997

One of the better bottles I’ve had in a while. This is drinking very well right now, though it definitely changed quite a lot over the course of the night - would suggest a couple hour decant. Dusty but integrated tannins, insanely precise fruit, great tension and balance, and a distinct almost menthol quality on the finish. Really an excellent wine. — 6 days ago

Matt, Michael and 1 other liked this

March Wines

Redwing Vineyard Old Vine Riesling 2016

Greg Ballington
9.3

Light to medium pale yellow. Lush nose with layers of honeysuckle, apricots, citrus, lychee and slate. Medium plus acidity (7/10), well balanced and light plus to medium bodied. Crisp and fresh with a nice amount of complexity on the palate. Flavors of pineapple, white flowers, sweet melon, green apples, slate and bigger backend. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2024. — 11 days ago

India Okoh
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Varner

Spring Ridge Vineyard Home Block Chardonnay 2014

Life is good when your neighbor makes wine for a living :) — 8 days ago

Amit SrivastavaJason Cutrer
with Amit and Jason
Jason, Norman and 8 others liked this
Jason Cutrer

Jason Cutrer

Really enjoyed this and the finish. Enjoyed chatting with Becky and Jim about the wine even more!

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello 40th Anniversary Vintage Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001

Pedro Rusk
9.6

I don’t know if was the day but this bottle was particularly amazing. Love this wine has been one of my favorite new world wines every vintage truly special place in the world producing special wines — a day ago

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They can be truly transcendent!

Kutch Wines

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2015

Richer fruit than the SCM chard from the previous year and with mouth puckering acidity, refreshing at 12.7%. This has a ton of depth and could benefit from a couple more years to settle in, just at the beginning of its drinking window. — 8 days ago

Shay, Trent and 10 others liked this

Bonny Doon Vineyard

A Proper Claret Santa Cruz County Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Dusty, slightly funky, sweet cherry, cassis and perhaps bell pepper notes in nose. Cherry, cassis and later green plum flavors with length in mouth, Chewy medium weight tannins with cherry, raspberry and mustard greens on finish. Fun to see them doing unfiltered wines. Aged this a bit but not sure about the results. No discernible wood, malolactic or such. Inexpensive, worth trying whatever vintage you can find — 15 days ago

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