Sonoma County, California

Seghesio Family Vineyards

Sonoma County Zinfandel 2016

Chewy and jammy with lush plum, cinnamon, spicebox, and white pepper flavors. A little more fruit forward than previous versions, and arguably a bit extracted. but still enjoyable, still reliable. Should always be on hand as it’s always a crowd pleaser. — 3 days ago

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Hidden Ridge

55% slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

So glad I picked up several bottles of this,
Great vintage.
Drink this now & hold the Ridge Montebello for a few years,
— a day ago

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Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Had a 30% coupon from Amex if I bought from Wine Access, so bought my first 2 bottles for $60.00, my last 3 I bought from here, Delectable at $79.00
K&L has the 2012 for $59.00 so I just bought 4 of those, hoping its just as good.

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Sonoma/Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Extremely young, but came around after an hour or so. Purchased at Pride with the intent of taking it home, but it didn’t survive the evening. — 8 days ago

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Littorai

Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Edged out Amici in the fact that this one is very bright and acidic from the top and keeps on developing. Bright, bright front of lemon and limestone. Middle is dense and almost has a tangerine, lemon, pineapple kind of line to it. Finish was less expressive and while the 14 Amici is weighted to the back, this is weighted to the front. This will continue to develop over the next 3 to 5 years. — 3 days ago

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Killer expression of Heintz...Littorai’s style works well with the vineyard. My second time having this vintage and it’s just as great as the first. Steely lemon and lime on the nose with crushed rock. Sharp acidity on the palate. Palate has white flower, guava and apricot. No decline in sight.
9.4

Cannonball Wines

Angels & Cowboys Sonoma County Proprietary Red Blend 2015

That's got some Pinot noir-esque minerality underlining some dark purple fruits and some beautiful oak tones. Tastes kind of like a Napa wine, so it's well-priced considering the quality you get for your money. — 8 days ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Pastorale Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

David T
9.2

The nose reveals bright red floral fruits with blue fruit hues. Strawberries, bright dark cherries & cherries, dry cranberries, pomegranate and blueberries. Vanilla, cinnamon stick, dark rich soil, limestone minerals with blue and red florals.

The body is medium. Strawberries, bright dark cherries & cherries, dry cranberries, pomegranate, touch of plum, and blueberries. Vanilla, cinnamon stick, dark rich soil, limestone minerals with blue and red florals. The acidity is like a waterfall. The long finish still needs to flush out but is delicious and shows very good promise for a better score in 3-5 years.

Photos of; the Joseph Phelps Sonoma facility now just used for production and no longer open for visitors, the lounge area of Joseph Phelps Napa visitor center, Pastorale Pinot grapes and their Pastorale Pinot Vineyard.
— 6 days ago

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Claypool Cellars

Pachyderm Thorn Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Been a wine member at Claypool for a bit now and love their wines! This Thorne Ridge is legit- dark cherry skin color. Aromas of underripe cherry, rose petals, raspberry and cedar. Amazing flavors of red underripe fruit with a solid cedar finish. — 12 days ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Sounds cool 😎 I need to check them out.
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Are they reasonable burgundian? May be I visit in November
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

@Pinotman /// Andreas - very nice place to taste great Pinot and even a champagne from Cormoyeaux. Loads of Primus stuff around if you like them too

Bear Flag Wine

Sonoma County Zinfandel 2015

Color of mix of red and purple. Nose is plenty with vanilla, medicinal note, green pepper, ripe cherry, cherry jam, some strawberries, and savory spice. Taste is similar, with some more stuff: quite silky, round tannins, ripe sweet fruit, oak, tobacco leaves, with some flowering note. Aftertaste shows some more zest also. Done well. — 11 days ago

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Ferrari-Carano

Sonoma County Dry Sangiovese Rosé 2017

Dark coral pink in color, excellent clarity. Tutti-frutti and strawberry notes in nose. Light cherry flavor (later, cranberry and strawberry flavors emerge), lemon finish with moderate fine-grained skin tannin astringency. Creamy lemon and mineral aftertaste. Refreshingly dry, as advertised. Not terribly complicated or complex but well-made. Not just for Double Bubble chewing gum fans — 14 days ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Pastorale Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

David T
9.3

On the nose; green apple, buttered popcorn, pineapple, lime candy, lemon, cream, cream soda, honeysuckle, soft, delicate minerality, yellow lilies and jasmine.

The body is full, thick & waxy. Green apple, buttered popcorn, pineapple, lime candy, under ripe green melon, lemon, guava, touch of peach, cream, honeysuckle, soft, delicate chalkiness, grainy minerality, touch of saline, yellow lilies and jasmine. Nice round acidity and lush rich, elegant finish.

Photos of, the Joseph Phelps Sonoma facility now just used for production and no longer open for visitors, two Joseph Phelps Napa terrace views and JPV Pastorale Vineyard Chardonnay grapes.
— 6 days ago

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Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

$75.00 from the winery or $50.00 retail🤔, so which does it taste like, a $50.00 bottle or ,,,,,,
David T

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All I can tell you is I enjoyed it and I’m not a big CA Chardonnay fan...rather someone who appreciates White Burgundy more enthusiastically. So, setting a bottle price value to someone else’s palate is something I try and stay away from. For you, I would refer you to robertparker.com score and notes on this wine.