Sonoma Creek Winery

A. Rafanelli

Unfiltered Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2018

Poured into a decanter about two hours prior to dinner. There was some decent sediment so I left the last ounce or so in the bottle. In the glass, the 2018 pours a deep ruby with a translucent core; medium+ viscosity with moderate staining of the tears. On the nose, this is absolutely gorgeous with heady notes of fresh ripe blackberries, black cherries, pomegranate molasses, tobacco, black pepper, some dry earth and beautiful integrated baking spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannin and medium+ acid. Beautifully balanced. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long and has a satisfying melange of fruit and spice. This is fabulous with some air right now but I expect it will age beautifully through 2038. — 3 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Yum yum yum

Sandlands

Sonoma County Trousseau 2016

Floral nose, cherries, cranberries, wet leaves, med - body, med + acidity 😍 — 12 days ago

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Louis M. Martini

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Reliable option, deep fruit and smooth finish — a day ago

Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend

Complex Zinfandel field blend, with nice interplay of flavors and textures—fruit, tannin, acid and earth, that evolves in the mouth. Perfumed and drinkable by itself. Fine example of Sonoma County Zin. Tasted the 2021 vintage at the winery. — 6 days ago

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Kosta Browne

Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Go Speed Racer Go Speed Racer Go Speed Racer Gooooo!
Always consistent. Immense early ripe fruit blasting away. It’s not subtle but it never lasts long.
— 13 days ago

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Merry Edwards

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Medium Ruby color with aromas of red fruits, cedar, herbs and earthy spice. On the palate flavors of cherry and raspberry with toasty notes, tea and cinnamon spice. Full-bodied, fine tannins, long finish ending with juicy fruit, herbs and spicy character. Nice! — 9 days ago

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Seghesio Family Vineyards

Sonoma County Zinfandel 2012

This is what Zinfandel is supposed to be. — 7 days ago

Bonnie Hodur
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A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

This is definitely a 2nd day wine — 5 days ago

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David T

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They are seriously big wines even with that kind of age.

Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2021

AEL
9.0

Alot brighter and better balanced than most CA zinfandel. Distinct strawberry and raspberry notes. Tangy. 14% ABV. — 20 days ago

Williams Selyem

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014

David T
9.5

I may have posted close to a hundred Williams Selyem’s. These are just ok young. It is when they hit 10-15 years they shine. This one is really good tonight after nearly two-hours decanted.

Nose of floral; dark cherries, black plum, blackberries, black raspberries, plum with hues of blueberries. Softly layered baking spices-cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, baking soda, black cherry licorice nibs, red cola, steeped black tea, sandalwood to cedar, sandstone-limestone mixed marl and brilliant, bright, dark, red, blue flowers framed in violets and lavender.

The palate is, rich, lush and juicy fruits of; dark cherries, black plum, blackberries, black raspberries, plum with hues of blueberries. Softly layered baking spices-cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, baking soda, dark spices, black cherry licorice nibs, red cola, steeped black tea, sandalwood to cedar, sandstone-limestone mixed marl, dark, rich, turned earth and brilliant, bright, dark, red, blue flowers framed in violets and lavender, cool, spring shower acidity, excellently; structured, tensioned, balanced with a brilliantly elegant & polished near two-minute finish. Impressive & impressive style.
— 18 days ago

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