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T. Berkley Wines

Leaning Oak Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2017

Dark ruby in color with a reddish cloudy rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, black currants, black plums, black cherries, licorice, spices, vanilla, wild flowers, oak, tobacco, dark chocolates, light alcohol, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, raspberries, plums, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, tobacco, light herbs, peppercorn, a touch of red candy, espresso, licorice, spices and chocolates.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Franc from Sonoma County. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Easy drinking and fruit forward. Tangy and interesting. Loved the finish.

Needs an hour of airtime to open up properly.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

Made with 100% Cabernet Franc grapes from Vineyards in Chalk Hill and Knights Valley.

13.7% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 11 days ago

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Silver Oak

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Big juicy, fruit forward powerful black anf blue fruits, jammy, but holds thru the whole palette. Tannins and acid in balance and enough to stand up tonthe alcohol. Baking spices, vanilla, dill bring it all together...i miss American oak.. — 8 days ago

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Oak Farm Vineyards

Lodi Barbera 2017

A pretty ruby in color.

Strong nose of blueberries, black cherries, strawberries, light oak, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, maple, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, pomegranates, cherries, blackberries, wood, spices, tobacco, chocolates and peppercorn.

Medium length on the finish with soft tannins and tangy strawberries.

This is probably my first time having Barbera from Lodi, California. Well balanced and interesting with a nice mouthfeel.

I could definitely smell and taste Lodi, but I won't be able to get the Barbera at a blind tasting. Feels like a lighter Zinfandel from Lodi, with more acidity then expected. Definitely has nice acidity for a Lodi red.

Alcohol is high, but not too noticeable. Good by itself or with food. Good for parties too.

Needs an hour to open up properly.

Nice and engaging and easy drinking and a good everyday wine. I paired it with fatty cheeses, almonds and dry fruits.

Mainly Barbera grapes, with a touch of Petite Sirah, were handpicked and aged in French and American oak barrels for 20 months (24% new).

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 15 days ago

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Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Ron R

This was the winery back in 1998 which moved me to start researching wine in more detail. Relatively speaking, this is still so youthful. Back in the day when Silver Oak didn’t deploy mechanical harvesting at that time. This is just incredible. Still fruit-forward and opulent. Look at the color in the glass - very little visual bricking. Some tertiary notes of leather and herbs. This is a beauty to behold. Drink or hold this vintage. — 7 days ago

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Cool to know your history and relationship with wine!
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95 was such a special year! Look forward to hosting you again @Ron R once we can safely reopen. Cheers!
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Trefethen Family Vineyards

Hillspring Vineyard HãLo Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Drinking beautifully now. Tannins fully resolved and provide just enough backbone. Extremely well balanced and food friendly. My first Halo and lived up to the hype. — 15 days ago

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O'Brien Estate

Estate Bottled Napa Valley Merlot

Loved it. Deep aroma, long finish, aged in French barrels. — 17 hours ago


Oak Knoll District Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Pale lemon in color with a golden hue.

Pronounced nose of citrus, apples, spices, melons, grapefruits and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, guava, spices, light herbs and black pepper.

Nice finish with spices.

This is a very enjoyable Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley.

Fruit forward and tangy with nice balance. Bright and refreshing. A nice, good quality, new world Sauvignon Blanc.

A good food wine, and good by itself as a sipping wine by the porch or pool.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 22 days ago

Douglas, Clive and 17 others liked this

Trefethen Family Vineyards

Harmony Chardonnay 2016

I shall be the first to rate the 2016 vintage.. I find this Chardonnay to be almost perfect. I am usually not a fan of chards but Trefethen has the talent to make it palatable for every drinker. It has a marshmallow touch to it, light golden color, apricot on the nose and slightly lemony on the back of the tongue and tingly at the very top. — 7 days ago

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Trefethen Family Vineyards

Library Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Really delicious. Oak, tannin, structure, all while drinking very smoothly — 5 days ago

Robert Biale Vineyards

Clementina Greco 2019

Biale Greco! Only 188 cases made. Crisp Refreshing!! — 19 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

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@Hugh O'Riordan No worries I have plenty more for when ever we get together