Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay

Mount Eden Vineyards

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2016

Absolutely an amazing wine! Thank you @Ron R for recommending this! I am experiencing so many elements at the same time. Reminisce of an aged Chenin Blanc where you get creaminess almost wax cheese rind and honey. Picking up an almond sticky bun. Not really acidity but unique freshness of lemon, peaches & yellow apples. Golden hay in color, Med+ body w/ nice long finish. Drinking this w/ a nice chill presents some nice acidity.
Hard not to make a comparison (sigh) to something I paid a lot more for and enjoyed...not so much! Love the balance and 13.5 alc.
— 5 days ago

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Sharon B

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Nice!
Ron R

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@Dawn E. So happy you enjoyed this as much as I did. Hanzell Sebella at $22 per is just as strong. Get some!
Trixie

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Classy! Have a good weekend!🥂

Tessier

Femme Fatale Christie Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

Tessier has never let me down. It’s got that balance of fruit and earth that is *chef’s kiss — 14 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

Very delicate and balanced wine, with a strong personality. Subtle notes of pomegranate, grass and citrus, well balanced acidity and sweetness. It could be cellared for 1-4 years, perfectly enjoyable now. — 7 days ago

McHenry Vineyard

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2019

Popped and poured; served with cedar plank salmon for Father’s Day. No formal notes but consistent with previous experiences. Bruised strawberry, cherry, pomegranate, mushroom, a kiss of baking spices and a touch of VA. Way more open for business than typical from McHenry at this stage, but the challenges of the vintage explain it all. Drink this vintage now. — 9 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Thie is a classic one, spice-box, chocolate and great use of wood. — 6 days ago

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Ceritas

Peter Martin Ray Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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9.6

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Peter Martin Ray Vineyard is stellar. This super-classic, old-school Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet is pure magic. Black cherry, cloves, licorice, scorched earth, incense tobacco and saddle leather infuse the 2018 with fabulous depth. Potent and virile, the Cabernet is going to need at least a few years to settle down. It’s a stunning wine in every way. Ceritas fans will surely be delighted to learn that the Cabernet offerings here will soon expand to include a number of new bottlings. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, June 2022)
— 12 days ago

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Big Basin Vineyards

Homestead Grenache Blend 2017

6/2022. Nice Grenache blend. Full of flavor and a smooth finish.

Mr. Friendly’s
— 3 days ago

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March Wines

Redwing Vineyard Old Vine Riesling 2018

Second time having this wine. This wine is kicking off a long weekend in Nashville with me and the wife. Very good. Not giving the detailed notes I usually provide, because I just wanted to enjoy without analyzing. So I will standby my rating before. Glad I have a few more of these. — 17 days ago

Shay, Eric and 4 others liked this

Ceritas

Trout Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Sam T
9.2

Very nice - good salinity. Honey on the nose fades quickly. — 11 days ago

Eric, Ira and 8 others liked this

Vinca Minor

Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2021

A tasting note for their Vermentino (since no such entry exists): Stony grassy oily beeswax lanoline
Crushed stones citrus medium+ acidity medium - finish phenolic bitterness
— 11 days ago

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