Sonoma County

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Sonoma County Viognier 2018

Fruitily and florally aromatic! Lovely! A wedding bouquet of lillies and gardenias, with white nectarine and soft apricot notes. Bright acidity and a lengthy finish. Dances around the glass and across the palate. Love! — 4 days ago

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Limerick Lane

Bedrock Vineyard Zinfandel

Not sure why this vintage has received only fair reviews on CellarTracker, but this is a solid bottle of Zinfandel showing rich purple and black fruits, some mild spice and pepper notes, and enough complexity to hold interest. Air seems to help it unfurl a bit. There’s a little alcoholic warmth in the finish, but this is not a jammy zin by any means. The ‘12 was better, but this is quite enjoyable and I’m happy to have another in the cellar. — 8 days ago

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Schramsberg Vineyards

Cuvée French Laundry Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2014

Jack and Jamie Davies revived the historic vineyards and cellars in 1965. Today, their son Hugh, continues their mission. Coming off their highly successful 12’ & ‘13 vintages, the 2014 is also 100% Chardonnay straw with aromas of floral stone fruits and citrus notes. A terrific crisp sparkler with crisp apple, peach and lemon flavors, fine mousse with tiny bubbles. Tangy acidity on a lingering finish ending with a yeasty creamy character. Nice! — 16 days ago

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Aubert

Lauren Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Ron R
9.7

Subtle and sublime. Our favorite domestic Chardonnay. Montrachet-ish. Pine nuts and pineapple sail on. Salinity on the finish. Beautiful delineation. Text book example. Input on the notes from Shawn and David - DOMODOMO, NYC. A wonderful gift from @David L - thank you, sir. — 2 days ago

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Totally agree @Ron R . This is possibly my favorite Chardonnay next to Marcassin!
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@Ron R Ron Cheers 🍷
Aaron Hamrock

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We drank the same bottle tonight. Absolutely agree.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

A lovely private label from a reputable producer and a great steakhouse 👌🏻 Rich, layered, and solid body. Paired nicely with a 45 day dry aged strip. — 7 days ago

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Love the restaurant and am impressed with the move from Foley to Hobbs for their private label.
Ryan Vento

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I second that. Foley to Hobbs was a good move. While we really enjoyed the former I think the latter is quite good

Hanzell

Sebella Sonoma Valley Chardonnay 2018

Ron R
9.2

Date Night! First time tasting this producer. Not disappointed. Nose is lifted with honeysuckle, toasted almonds and quince. Palate is energetic and flinty. A kiss of neutral oak allows the pristine fruits to shine through. Finishes with saffron and bracing acidity. Well done Tak Room, NYC. — 3 days ago

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Eric Shanks

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Solid Pinos too
Hugh O'Riordan

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Hanzell made good wines in 60’s . Haven’t seen brand in years.
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@Hugh O'Riordan 60’s. You’re prehistoric 😉

Kistler

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2002

Shay A
9.2

17yrs in and I am fairly surprised at how elegant this is. I loved the nose on this. Blood orange, crunchy cranberry and old black cherry, with beautiful baking spices. It’s still retaining good acidity, showing cedar, red and black fruits and herbal twang on the palate. Slightly clipped finish, but it’s 17yrs old! Wonderful for its age. Thanks @Dan Fitzgerald . — 7 days ago

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Hanzell

Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir 2012

Stylistically a different beast when compared to the 2009 which I had at the same night. Less extracted and more Burgundy like. In fact in a blind tasting a lot of folks would be hard pressed to identify this. Dark cherry 🍒 quite earthy. Hint of orange juice. Cloves. Too young at this point 10/2019 needs 4 more years. — 2 days ago

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Campana Ranch

Fountaingrove Syrah 2014

Deep inky in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, wildflowers, spices, licorice, cloves, black pepper, chocolates and coffee.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, black cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, light earth and peppercorn.

Spicy finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great California Syrah. Drinking very nicely now, with lots of black fruits and spices.

Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel. Well balanced, bold and rich.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and bring out the complexity.

Peaking now and will continue to drink nicely in the next few years.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$41.
— 19 days ago

Eric, Casey and 15 others liked this

Sonoma Coast Vineyards

Koos Family Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

2017 Koos Family Vineyards from Sonoma Coast. Fantastic Pinot Noir and one of my wife's favorites! Mouthful of fresh berries, cherries, strong notes of vanilla, and baking spices. Light bodied but very concentrated, velvety, and elegant in style. Greatly structured and well balanced. — 3 days ago

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