Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay

Mount Eden Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 1987

One of my absolute faves of the flight from @Eric LaMasters. Lots up of upfront purple fruit. It was honestly more 🍇 than any other flavor I could compare it to. Rich and extracted, cedar overtones and full finish. I kept revisiting this during the 40 bottle club hedonism that followed. — 21 hours ago

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Ridge Vineyards

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

Oh, Yes. The hype is worth it - rather than giving a laundry list of descriptors, I’ll just say this wine has perfect integration between expressive fruit, floral & herbal aromatics, a good earthy base, and a phenomenal, lengthy finish. Fantastic structure and one of the best California red wines you can get. — 2 days ago

Kathryn Kennedy

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Black currants, blueberries, earth, and eucalyptus. Incredible balance and elegance with an extended long finish. This is a nice, elegant California cab and worth seeking out. — 2 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Red

Juicy red and black fruits, definite American oak and jalapeño in this predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon blend. — 3 days ago

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Clos De La Tech

Domaine Lois Louise Cote Sud Pinot Noir 2010

2010 was superbly soft with plenty of acid backbone still left. 30 min decant. Everything was firing — 10 days ago

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Spring Ridge Vineyard Hidden Block Pinot Noir 2013

Bob and Jim Varner started planting in 1980. Deep color with aromas of ripe berry fruits with wafts of smoky cedar. On the palate cherry and raspberry with currant notes, good balance. Fine savory tannins, lingering ending with fruit and bits of toasty spice. Tasting Sample! — 5 days ago

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Mount Eden Vineyards

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2012

I tried it slightly chilled was excellent, then fully chilled it lost some of the flavors I tasted before. A great wine that I held for several years before serving. — 4 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

This ultra superb '95 Ridge Montebello puts just about every older vintage Napa cabernet to shame with highly complex aromas and flavors of blackberry , fig , scorched earth, violets , cedar and nutmeg on the nose... followed by a perplexing array of red and dark berry, cinnamon, and lavender tea flavors on the palate. This delivered that Wow factor you would expect from a World Class iconic wine. Better than the 2000 and 2003 Montebellos. Its true they say to wait 20-25 years to pop open one of these in most years. Just remember to use a prong style opener rather than a corkscrew on a vintage wine to avoid the cork crumbling into your bottle. — 8 hours ago

Mount Eden Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2015

If I didn’t know better I’d have bet this was a Burgundy. 1er cru, Grand Cru? Not sure because if I be damned, this is Cali Pinot! Wow. This is pure terroir. This nose has some baking spice and thyme. Let’s throw in some olives and orange peel, too. Then that palate is black tea, Rosemary, olive, plum, lavender. So much goodness in this stunning bottle. Yes! — 6 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Estate Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Juicy, delicious fruit and spice. Wonderfully balanced but did well with more air, even a day or two after popping. Drinking great now but would love to try this in 10+ years. — 2 days ago