Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay


Legan Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2014

Beautiful ripe black-cherry and huckleberry notes on the nose. Darker, denser, deeper than anticipated... this will be beautiful some day but definitely needs some quiet time in the cellar. — 10 days ago

Shay, Severn and 2 others liked this

Big Basin Vineyards

Brokentop Ranch Viognier 2014

Light yellow color. Nose of tropical fruit and clove. Zippy and nervous palate. Long finish. — 10 days ago

Chris ThalkenStanley BarriosMichael Lasky
with Chris, Stanley and 1 other
Michael, Ron and 15 others liked this

Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Syrah 2012

Fruit is muted but still present, under ripe blueberry, blackberry and present raspberry and dried tomatoes, dry aged beef as well as raw meat, vegetable qualities of dried Italian herbs. a very haunting wine that makes me think with each sip that pass my lips. I want more soon! — 9 days ago

Bill liked this

Sante Arcangeli

Lester Family Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

John Howard

A little leaner and more restrained than the 2014. Gunpowder, clean cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, cinnamon, rose with stem. Very good. — 6 days ago

Shawn, Ron and 8 others liked this

Thomas Fogarty

Estate Grown Langley Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Fantastic wine that’s only gotten better with a bit of age on it. One of my favorite Chardonnays out of Santa Cruz . — 9 days ago

David, Shay and 40 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

Jesse Pender

In killer shape at 11 years old. — a day ago

Stephen, Shay and 7 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1971

A slightly VA tonal note. Lovely fruit. A little lean. Less lush than its neighbors. Good — 16 days ago

Matt LichtenbergPaul Woolls
with Matt and Paul
Eric, Shay and 7 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1986

I’m down to my last couple of these. This one drank better than the last 2. What you’d expect from a 30 year old Cali cab with proper provenance. Fading quickly but still delicious. Don’t hold for another 5 years. Drink up — 12 days ago

Ryan Vinson
with Ryan
Shay, Mark and 8 others liked this
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Very nice Ben!@


Trout Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

This was arguably the best Chardonnay I’ve ever had. Absolutely stunning. Chamomile and lemon zest and salty oyster shells. Bracing acidity, gorgeously balanced. Bright minerality, like sunshine and clear blue coastline. With scallops and lemon caper angel hair. 😍😍😍🔥🔥🔥🔥 — 5 days ago

Madeleine liked this

Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Hillside Pinot Noir 2013

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Spectacular showing for this still youthful, mountainous PN. Serious structure and loaded with crushed rock flavours, where refreshing acidity allows its ripe red berries to linger effortlessly. From Magnum. Should have waited another 10 years:( — 21 days ago

Shawn, Douglas and 7 others liked this