Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County

Marcassin

Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2001

Shay A
9.5

November’s 4th Friday was a big hit. There is no way I’ll be able to upload all the wines, nor give them the reviews they deserve, but there were a few worthy of mentioning!

This may be the best non Blue Slide Ridge Pinot I’ve had from Marcassin. Impeccable and totally balanced. The sweet fruit (raspberries, rhubarb, black cherries) has faded to meld with the mineral and earthy components. Nothing stewed or muddled. Cedar, black tea, potpourri and spices toward the finish. This deserved a table of its own. Thanks
@Dan Fitzgerald
— 8 days ago

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Joshua Fisher

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do they produce a BLUE SLIDE anymore?
Shay A

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No, I wish they did! Believe it’s all Martinelli fruit now.

Hirsch Vineyards

San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir 2014

Popped alongside a Kosta Brown RRV Pinot for stylistic contrast. Basically a cross section of the Hirsch estate so it combines cool and coastal plots with warm and sunny. Elegant, ethereal and floral/earth tones driven, with bright red cherry fruit peeking out. 5 years in bottle has really eased what I recall had been a fairly taut structure — 12 days ago

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Rivers-Marie

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2013

Pop and pour with some Hog Island oysters shipped overnight and shucked by me(whew, took some time...damn, they make it look so easy at the restaurant).

A tempting pale straw color. On the nose: lemon, tropical fruit, vanilla, orange peel. Taste: subtle notes of fruit..lemon,lime, banana....with some vanilla, medium acidity, leading to a crisp finish.
— 14 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Had my last 17 B Thieriot last night, probably too early but was a great bottle even while young
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

They do drink well young, hard to save em. Cheers!

Kistler

Durell Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2006

Shay A
9.2

November’s 4th Friday was a big hit. There is no way I’ll be able to upload all the wines, nor give them the reviews they deserve, but there were a few worthy of mentioning!

A bit sulfuric on the nose. Slightly funky and herbal aromatics but the palate was showing zippy acidity and a shocking amount of tart fruit! Underripe Granny Smith Apple, lemon tart, mango and limestone. Very different on the palate than the nose.
— 8 days ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Quarter Moon Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

A single vineyard expression aged for 13 months in 50% new and 50% two-year-old French oak barrels. Aromas of red and dark berry fruits with earthy spice notes. On the palate, raspberry, cherry and plum flavors, rich and complex with nice mouthfeel, integrated tea spice and oak. Fine smooth tannins with good balance of acidity has plenty of room to develop. Long finish with subtle earthy character, an outstanding wine. — 11 days ago

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Williams Selyem

Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Thanksgiving & Weekend Wines...
Great Pommard Clone Sonoma Coast Vineyard. More reserved than Erin Jordan’s Failla Hirsch, lighter in a more feminine style. Cheers 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻
— 8 days ago

Deborah, Ryan and 22 others liked this

WALT Wines

Bob's Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017

Double decant and pour. A splendid dark ruby red color. On the nose: black cherry, cassis, wet leaves, cinnamon. Taste: black cherry, spice, mushroom, tea.......full body, firm tannins and a medium to long finish....wants a little more time in the bottle. — 15 days ago

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Ferren Wines

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015

David T
9.3

Medium extracted, blackberries, dark cherries, strawberries, well extracted cranberries & pomegranate with blueberries highlights. Cinnamon stick, medium dark spice, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, red licorice & cola, limestone, dry crushed rocks, volcanic minerals, dry herbs, dry stones, dry top soil, fresh & withering dark, red, blue florals highlighted with violets. The acidy is like a gentle stream. The long finish is, well balanced, polished, elegant and on the long sets into persistent spice.

Still needs another 4-6 years in bottle.

Thanksgiving part II.
— 12 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Turkey lurkey doo and turkey lurkey dap, I eat that turkey, then I take a nap.
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@Severn Goodwin Hello, modern day Dr. Suess.
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Not me, Adam Sandler.

Aubert

Lauren Vineyard Chardonnay 2008

Wow. Mark’s Lauren Vineyard chard is always my favorite, but this 2008 is absolutely unreal. Incredible nose of honeysuckle, white flowers, lemon peel, and a touch of vanilla, the mouthfeel on this is unbelievable. Impeccable balance, with a finish that lasts well over a minute, this is one of the best chardonnays I’ve had in a long time. Just awesome. — 13 days ago

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Agreed. Lauren Vineyard is my all time fave.

Del Dotto Vineyards

Cinghiale Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Thanksgiving & Weekend Wines...
Nice wine from Dave Del Dotto’s Sonoma Coast Vineyard. Cheers 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— 8 days ago

Bryan, Kimberly and 23 others liked this
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Just got some Del Dotto on Sunday from WineBid,
Villa Del Lago🤷🏼‍♂️ never had it, plus a couple vintages of the Beast