Shannon Ridge Vineyard

Shannon Ridge Vineyard

High Elevation Collection Lake County Petite Sirah 2018

Very jammy, dense berry, tannic finish. Starts fruity, finishes very dry. Great value — 12 days ago

Frankland Estate

Isolation Ridge Vineyard Riesling 2012

Pale Lemon in colour. Aromas of Talc and Musk along with the Citrus blossom. The shrill acidity of 6 years ago now much subdued. A classic aged Great Southern Riesling - 11.5% ABV. Several more years left in it up to its 10th Birthday. No Kerosene. — 7 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2018

This Geyserville is WAY too young to be this good! Incredibly pure nose of dark and rich berries. Ridge’s classic toasty coconut. Fresh soil, and a touch menthol. Definitely a ripe vintage in the fruit, but the wine is deep with its structure and clean, balance. — 3 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2002

Ridge,2002, California Monte Bello. Color- dark red purple with slight bricking. Nose—dark blue/red fruit and perfume spice-raisin and creme brûlée throughout with a mint scent lingering. A fantastic luscious feel in the mouth bursting of dark cherry flavors, with some earthy spices,cedar and soft coffee mocha grounds, the sweetness from the creme brûlée is subtlety throughout. A long finish but flavors are restrained and tannins are integrated but not totally resolved giving this wine a definite opportunity to age more. Can’t wait to try in a year or two! — 14 days ago

Karin BlazonaJill Young
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Arista Winery

Perli Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

17’ Arista Perli Vineyards Chardonnay. One of only 18 vineyards on top of an AVA that was just created in 1997. Decanted for an hour. Medium gold in color. Bright pear & stone fruits, spices on the nose. “Sells it”. Pear, yellow apple, honey, pinenuts, moderate acidity/oak. with lively texture flowing through the finish. Unlike Matts Ferren Wines, these aren’t as big in the shoulders. Beautifully balanced Chardonnay. Worth checking out the entire Chardonnay line up since 2016’s. Cheers. Edit- This wine will taste even better in 2021+ — 13 days ago

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Aaron Hamrock

Aaron Hamrock

I really like the wines from this winery! Bravo for decanting.
David L

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@Aaron Hamrock Thanks, Completely different profile then Banfield & EL Diablo. Matt is doing a great job. He’s on Zoom with Booker Winery tomorrow. Check it out.

Helioterra

Redman Vineyard Ribbon Ridge Arneis 2017

Amazingly lovely wine. White peach, pear, light almond. It’s delicious. Small wine maker in Portland, Oregon who is adept at making amazing obscure white wines. This Arneis is the last I understand so try to get some before it’s gone. Won’t be produced from this vineyard again. — 16 days ago

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Failla

Occidental Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007

Two bottles both with hard to pull corks...one opened quickly, was smooth with just a filter into glass. Second a bit more finicky needing decant x 2 hours...”patience, Grasshopper”. Dark fruit, tobacco, oak. Both beautiful, smooth, complex. — a day ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
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Flâneur Wines

Esprit de Corps Pinot Noir 2017

Translucent ruby. Oak, ripe red fruit on a soft nose. Medium body, dry, smooth. Red berries forward, mildly acidic finish. Approachable now. — 3 days ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
with Michael and Joe
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Shannon Ridge Vineyard

Buck Shack Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Strong bourbon and smokey flavor. A lot of deep wood flavors with a nice ruby red color. High alcohol 15.5% - Lake County, CA — 22 days ago

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Anthill Farms

Comptche Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Reopening week continues. One of my favorite CA PN cuvées, threading the needle beautifully between my savory wagyu, and my wife’s herbal Gonestraw chicken. Super young and the lush fruit needs time to subside into the other spice & brush components of the wine. Delicious nevertheless. — 3 days ago

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