Settlers Ridge

Hirsch Vineyards

East Ridge Pinot Noir 2012

Cool with coastal climate salts, muted dried strawberries and rose petals and cherry mint that need a real sniff. Refined with mid level expression, med rustic body, subtle nuance and concentration/structure that shows itself mostly in the mouth.

Lovely, not extraordinary.
— 3 days ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Interesting for some reason i have always preferred the St. Andreas Fault. But i must also admit I habe really not sampled their other wines sufficiently.
Ely Cohn

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Honestly @Pinotman /// Andreas I was a little underwhelmed
Jay Kline

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I’ve found the Block 8 to be my favorite 🤷🏽‍♂️

Ridge Vineyards

Benito Dusi Ranch Paso Robles Zinfandel 2021


Found another ridge that I haven’t tried. Earth and black fruit. Dark chocolate as well. — 21 days ago

with Jeni
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Ridge Vineyards

Three Valleys Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend

Dinner in Indianapolis before the 500 tomorrow. A great way to start the weekend with a spectacular wine — 19 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Pagani Ranch Sonoma Valley Zinfandel Blend 2016

Popped and poured; enjoyed over the course of a couple of hours. The 2016 Pagani Ranch pours a deep ruby with near opaque core; medium+ viscosity with light staining and some signs of sediment. On the nose, the wine is developing with notes of red and black brambles, toasted coconut, dill, wood, baking spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium tannins and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long and tart. This is in a lovely spot yet, it still exhibiting quite a bit of freshness so I expect this will be quite long-lived. Drink now through 2031+. — 16 days ago

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Rattlesnake Ridge Howell Mountain Zinfandel

Dinner with Kevin Kropp, Sam Bartsch and Andrew celebrating listing of 35 Hiliritas @ Foreign Cinema — 3 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2020

Very raisiny on the nose, deep red plum and a little leathery upon tasting. Simply delicious. — 14 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Geyserville Alexander Valley Zinfandel Blend 2021


Chocolate. There is a herbal component. Blackberries and earth. Yum. — a month ago

with Jeni
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Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Promising red fruit on the nose but a bit too tannic—decanting was de rigueur. After 45 minutes it was better but still tight. It took a full two hours to open up fully and show interesting notes of tobacco, earth and pencil shavings to balance the fruit and acid. Tells me that I should wait another five years before opening my remaining bottles. Enjoyed the 2021 vintage with prime ribeye cap steak from Costco, chicken liver pate and Taleggio cheese, with visiting family (William, Teresa, Xander and Samantha). — 4 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay

Delightfully complicated California Chard masquerading as a White Burgundy. French nose and French finish. Minerals, flint, stone and fruit—apple, pear, peach and nectarine, with an obvious but restrained layer of oak. Not overly fruity or oaky; no pineapple or butterscotch here. Paired well with the Seafood Tower, Swordfish and Black Cod at the Water Grill Santa Monica. This was a juvenile 2021 vintage, tasted in 2024. Eager to try this gem after another half decade. — 12 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

At Vivace. Balanced. Very bright. Lovely. — 8 days ago