Sonoma County, California

Donelan

Nancie Sonoma County Chardonnay 2015

A delicious Chardonnay from Donelan. Certainly plenty of richness, apricot, white peach, floral elements too. But not remotely heavy. Nicely finessed and, goodness me, it's hard to resist a second or third glass.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! Such fun being part of the community - thank you to everybody whose wines appear on my feed. I've learned so much from so many people and value the constant sources of inspiration from everyone.
— 12 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@James Forsyth Great wine, love Joe's stuff!
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Happy thanksgiving! I’m grateful to be a part of the this community!

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.
— 6 days ago

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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.

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. — 5 days ago

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Mount Peak Winery

"Sentinel" Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Tonight I have chosen the 2015 Mount Peak Winery Sentinel Cabernet Sauvignon. Sourced 50% from Sonoma County and 50% from Napa County.

The nose has beautiful black fruit throughout, sweet black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, lavender, milk chocolate, mint and wet gravel.

The palate reveals juicy black fruit, black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, spice, violet, graphite and a nice earth component.

This wine is full bodied with a sophisticated mouth feel, medium + acidity and medium + mouth coating sandy tannins leading right into a long black fruit finish. The weekend is just around the corner and let's all have a great time, just be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 14 days ago

P, Mark and 19 others liked this

Morlet Family Vineyards

Coup De Coeur Sonoma County Chardonnay 2015

Really lovely wine. As it warms up it continues to improve. Fruit on the nose. Fruit on the palate. Limited oak and no butter. — 5 days ago

Paul, Connor and 6 others liked this

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.
— 2 days ago

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Sandlands

Sonoma County Trousseau 2017

Could be mistaken for a Trousseau from Jura, but maybe a little fresher and more fruit forward. Well done! — 7 days ago

Shay, Matt and 5 others liked this

Petrichor

Les Trois Syrah Blend 2012

John Howard
9.3

High toned, red fruit, a bit of dark berry, acid, tree bark, forest floor, tar, funky in a good way, aged perfectly. Dare I say Chave-ish? Got this for a steal. Will buy more immediately. — 7 days ago

Daniel P., Martin and 14 others liked this

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
— 2 days ago

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do they produce a BLUE SLIDE anymore?
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No, I wish they did! Believe it’s all Martinelli fruit now.

Hanna

Bismark Mountain Vineyard Zinfandel 2015

Shay A
9.0

Wednesday Wine Committee. Great hosting by Gavin. 1 sparkler, 4 whites, 4 reds and 2 dessert wines. All served blind as usual.

Chocolate covered everything. Dense, rich, flavor packed. Hershey kiss dipped strawberries, blueberries and over ripe black cherries. Fig, graham cracker, Andes mint and blackberry jelly dominate the palate. I called this Cali zin.
— 15 days ago

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