Santa Cruz Mountains, 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. — 7 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. — 6 days ago

Shay, Phil and 10 others liked this

Varner

Spring Ridge Vineyard Home Block Chardonnay 2014

Life is good when your neighbor makes wine for a living :) — 6 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 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. — 5 days ago

Matt, Michael and 1 other liked this

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. — 7 days ago

Shay, Trent and 10 others liked this

Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Wanted to check in and see how the 12’s are coming along. In a word- slowly. The only major change so far is that the green notes from whole cluster have evolved into a nice spice. Along with that is some of the darkest fruit profile i’ve ever had in a pinot. Wonderful depth yet so light weight. These have a long slow age curve ahead of them. — 4 days ago

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Patrick Derdeyn

Patrick Derdeyn

I dare @Benjamin Keator not to like this one
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Lol. I’d like to be around when @Benjamin Keator enjoys a Cali Pinot.
Benjamin Keator

Benjamin Keator

Ha! We will see😂

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. — 10 days ago

India Okoh
with India
Eric, Shay and 21 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1985

Very good but we drank it too fast lol probably would have gotten even better — 4 days ago

Anthony, Eric and 1 other liked this

Ridge Vineyards

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

Anniversary night! What a treat. In many levels 🤗This is the only winery I have a membership to and have been buying bottles for over a decade. They last forever and this bottle is so young at 17 years it is crazy. Took 2 hours to open up. Dark cherry with licorice - pure awesomeness! 🌈🌂🕶🐶🦊 no clue what any of those emojis mean but drink this wine if you get a chance!!! — 20 days ago

Brian, Shay and 10 others liked this

Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay 2010

Always a fave. Pre-Falltacular dinner in the OC. — 6 days ago

Shay, Phil and 12 others liked this