Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County

Foyt Family Wines

No. 61 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016

Foyt Family Wines Sonoma County No. 61 Pinot Noir 2016, California

Ruby in color medium-plus intensity and the wide reddish rim.

Strong nose of bing cherries, earth, strawberries, spices, vegetables, barnyard, light alcohol, black pepper and licorice.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with bing cherries, red candy, light wood, earth, strawberries, light vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and cherries.

This is a nice and easy drinking Pinot Noir from Sonoma County. Well balanced with a nice tang and a spicy finish. Showing mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself. A nice wine to sip on by the pool. Very tasty and a good quality wine.

I gave it a light chill and paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 2 days ago

Rob, Douglas and 14 others liked this


Splendid poolside photo!🍷🏊‍♂️

"Odedi" Influencer Badge

Thanks 😃

Ramey Wine Cellars

Rodger's Creek Vineyard Syrah 2012

Opened for a virtual Killer Wine Night Rhône varietal edition w/ the boys. Big and flavorful with a lot of structure. Lots of cherry and slate flavor. Young. Hold. Had it open for 2 hours and it didn’t make a dent. I wouldn’t touch it for another 5 years easy. Almost surely will score significantly higher with age. — 5 days ago

Shay, Jason and 2 others liked this

Krill Family Vineyards

Pellet Estate Sunchase Vineyard Un-Oaked Chardonnay 2017

Pale lemon in color with a golden hue.

Nose of lemons, citrus, melons, red apples, white pepper, alcohol, light pineapples and herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, apples, pears, herbs, light vegetables, spices and black pepper.

Long finish with limes and grapefruits.

This is a very tasty Chardonnay. Spicy finish with nice complexity and mouthfeel. Nice and elegant.

Good by itself or with food. Not bitter nor tart, and great to sip on by the lake.

Easy drinking, but has a lot of alcohol and it's not noticeable at all, so watch out. Tasty and enjoyable.

This is a great sipper on the boat.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 12 days ago

Sharon, Eric and 15 others liked this

La Follette

Sun Chase Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Winery notes, Sun Chase Vineyard is planted on the west-facing hillside where the cool Petaluma Gap collides with Sonoma Mountain, this site overlooks a broad sweep of the county from the San Pablo Bay to north Santa Rosa. Our Chardonnay block with an east-west row aspect sits on a sun-drenched, rocky incline at 1000' where fruit yields are naturally limited with small clusters and aromatic fruit. Technical Notes: 76 clone, Whole-cluster pressing, 100% native yeast primary fermentation, 100% wild malolactic fermentation, 11 months in low toast, air-dry 3-year-old French oak, 25% new."
My notes , Aubert style without Aubert price.
— 6 days ago

Paul, Eric and 28 others liked this
Ron R

Ron R Influencer Badge Premium Badge

I'm going to dip my toe in the water on this one...


UV-SL Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Ron R

Aubert can do no wrong in our minds. Nor can my wife when it comes to my fave fruit cobbler...
Nose displays almonds and white flowers. The palate is so balanced, nuanced, elegant and precise. A perfect structure which segues into some sexy chalky minerality. Moderate sweetness and relaxed acidity define the individual identity of this chard.
— 6 days ago

Anne-marie BeausejourMo Salem
with Anne-marie and Mo
Ira, Dick and 55 others liked this
Ron R

Ron R Influencer Badge Premium Badge

Yes, @David L. You put us onto this. As I recall it was the 2012 at your place, yes???
David T

David T Influencer Badge

Dude, you’re killing me that cobbler.
David L

David L Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@Ron R Thinking it was a 12 or 13


Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017

medium straw color, pale watery rim; lemon, green apple, hints of white flowers; citrus, wet stone; medium body, good acidity, 14.1% ABV; the fruit comes mostly from Riddle Vineyard located on a ridge in Green Valley near the town of Occidental with small amounts from the vineyards represented in their single vineyard program; whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented, no less stirring, no new oak; very good value at $30 — 7 days ago

Joe, Matt and 1 other liked this

Raen Winery

Cuvée Royal St. Robert Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017

Recently had ‘16. Royal St. Robert Cuvee named in honor of Dante and Carlo Mondavi's grandfather who taught them to be committed to excellence. Medium Ruby with layered aromas of fresh berry fruits with floral and smoky spice notes. On the palate flavors of strawberry and raspberry with cigar box, oak and herb floral notes. Well balanced, savory fine tannins, long finish ending with oaky earthy notes. Very nice! Has ample room to age. Nice! — 6 days ago

Shay, Alex and 9 others liked this

Raen Winery

Charles Ranch Fort Ross-Seaview Chardonnay 2018

Okay... back to back vintages. The ‘18 is IMO a bit more lean, mean, and focused. Ripe pear and Granny Smith apples with a hint of toast. Plenty of intensity, perhaps not as round as the ‘17. Similar in style, I think ‘18 is the better vintage though both are impressive. Balanced..displaying touch of minerality, the wine at this stage in its development needs food. Long, lingering finish. — 5 days ago

Josh, Shay and 4 others liked this


Griffin's Lair Sonoma Coast Syrah 2012

Nose has cedar-y blueberry-blackberry jam, crushed raspberry, newly paved highway, light metallic undertones with minor alcohol heat.

Palate has blackberry jam, white pepper, dried blueberry, blueberry sauce and big chalky tannins. Massive structure, no doubt, this wine needs another 10+ minimum. Yet, delicious tonight. 5h decant.
— 6 days ago

Ron, Vanessa and 35 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@David T Not our bottle, but that of our dinner guest. Our last Pax was a 2005, they need some age.
Eric S

Eric S Premium Badge

Love Pax. Agree on the age requirement.
Arden Barnett

Arden Barnett Premium Badge

@Severn Goodwin @David T Huge Pax fan. I tend to agree with @Severn Goodwin on Pax’s single vineyard projects.... definitely need some age on the bottle. With regards to the Sonoma Hillsides wine, I lean towards drinking young with a good 3-4hr decant. With the hillsides wine I would treat it like you would a northern Rhône wine.

Vinum Cellars

Misha Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot Noir

Beautiful wine with pure fruit and not a hint of being over the hill (which I slightly expected). Perfect time to drink this and well paired with roasted chicken, black rice, and butternut squash. — 5 days ago

Ron, Eric and 7 others liked this