Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Ridge Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 1990

Celebrating my good friend @David L and his birthday with this 90 Ridge. Nothing short of spectacular. Has a creamy element with fruit and great balance. So classic. — 2 hours ago

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With many great years to come. Let’s make sure we head back to that restaurant on a yearly basis. Had such a great time!

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Alder Yarrow
9.7

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. — 20 days ago

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Mount Eden Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2015

This was really good, probably could have used some more time, though. It was right on day one, but opened up somewhat on days 2 and 3. Loved the flavor profile. (Note: I had intended to open the dominane eden and opened this by mistake. What a pleasant surprise!) — 16 days ago

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.
— 8 days ago

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Nice. These have solid aging potential.

Ahlgren

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.
— 7 days ago

Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Still hanging on to a bit too much oak, but rich and bright at the same time. — 19 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Jimsomare Monte Bello Ridge Zinfandel 2014

Wonderful flavors, beautiful balance of fruit and tannins. A little sour and juice like, but also balanced with great aromas. Great wine! — 13 days ago

Arnot-Roberts

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. — 11 days ago

Shay, Eric and 3 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

Very good. There was this volatile acidity bite to it that I didn’t like. On the whole very good. Overpriced. — 11 days ago

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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 !! — 23 days ago

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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!!