Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma County

MacRostie Winery & Vineyards

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2020

Yellow in color with a golden hue.

Nice nose of citrus, cedar, toast, vanilla, spices, golden apples and white pepper.

Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with oak, vanilla, citrus, apples, light pineapple, pears and light earth.

Tangy finish with limes and black pepper.

This is a tasty Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast. Refreshing and easy to drink. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.

Needs 15 minutes of airtime to remove some of the vanilla notes, and balance itself out.

Alcohol is well integrated, so you better watch out.

Good by itself or with food, and will be nice to revisit it in a couple of years.

100% Chardonnay grapes were aged in mostly French oak barrels for 6 months on their lees.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$26.
— 8 days ago

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$16 per in NJ. Great chard, tho…
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Williams Selyem

Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Not wanting risk having too much barnyard for my liking from holding, I opened tonight. Decanted for roughly 20 minutes. A little dusty funk blew off and revealed light to medium body. This wine has cola and earth on the pallet. A more savory style that paired well with grilled salmon. — 9 days ago

Ron, Eric and 7 others liked this

Mount Peak Winery

"Sentinel" Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Sentinel Cabernet Sauvignon is named for the shield-shaped block that casts a watchful eye on the entrance to Monte Rosso Vineyard. Deep Ruby with aromas of rich dark fruit, cedar and sweet spice. On the palate flavors of ripe cherry, blackberry and currants with vanilla oak and toasty nutty notes. Fine soft tannins, well balanced with acidity, long finish ending with berry fruit, cacao and toasty vanilla oak. Nice! — 15 days ago

Daniel P., Peter and 8 others liked this

Kosta Browne

Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

This is a delicious Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast. Rich, complex and elegant.

Light burgundy in color with a wide reddish rim.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Showing red currants, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, light vegetables, tobacco, chocolates, light barnyard, coffee and peppercorn.

This Single Vineyard is nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself as a sipping wine.

This 8 year old is peaking now, although it will continue to drink nicely in the next 5 years.

Thank you Scott for sharing.

Wine Spectator 90 points. Robert Parker 94 points.

Grapes were aged in a mixture of new and used French oak barrels, and concrete vats.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$150.
— 13 days ago

Scott McNamara
with Scott
Ted, Bob and 22 others liked this

Rivers-Marie

Occidental Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Shay A
9.3

My 2016 Rivers Marie Pinots are about gone…SummaOV is left. Occidental, Silver Eagle and SummaOV are always my favorites. I’m between a 93-94 here.

Great example of a Pinot that has a lot of power but plenty of balance. Deep black cherry colored in the glass but the aromatics are much more savory than expected. There’s an animalistic/feral quality to this initially (that I love) showing a smoked meat flair alongside dark blood orange and ripe black cherries. Commanding mouthfeel and great acidity. Continual back and forth of dark berry fruit and savory/herbal notes. The use of whole cluster is noticeable but it does a good job complimenting the wine (more high toned) and not taking center stage (as in, not overly stemmy/green). Wonderful lengthy finish. More brooding and savory than Silver Eagle but certainly not in the vein of a “cab lovers pinot” style. This was delicious and likely hangs in this window for at least 5+yrs.
— 15 days ago

Paul, Deborah and 30 others liked this

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Rossi Ranch Zinfandel 2017

Spice and red fruit nose. Lively red fruit flavors w spice. Still some tannin but wonderful long finish. Drinking very well — 4 days ago

Joseph, Ira and 5 others liked this

Eric Kent Wine Cellars

Label Artist Yellena James Rosé 2018

Ripe strawberries, ripe raspberries, tart cherry; Mashed strawberries, red apple peel, black cherry.
In a fine spot today!
2018 blend is 87% Pinot Noir, 8% Syrah & 5% Grenache.

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On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with our first show of the season, a popular artist event with The Mavericks / Nick Lowe / Los Straitjackets. A lot of guitar talent on stage today!
— 9 days ago

James, Ely and 21 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Alta Vista Vineyard Moon Mountain District Gewürztraminer 2017

A gerwurz like no other. From high elevation, dry farmed old vines. More green melon, lemon, white rose, and lychee. So. Much. Acid. (especially for this variety). Stunning.

wine country 2022 with the boomers
— 22 days ago

Juan, Erik and 2 others liked this

Martinelli

Bella Vigna Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018

Awesome! Modest gold color. One of the deepest and richest Chards I’ve had. Melons, butter, lemongrass, and decent acidity through. Medium plus finish. — 4 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Shay, Tom and 5 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Guadagni Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019

Popped too young, but I just wanted to open it, dammit. Classic fairly old-school Zin nose, with brambly blackberry, a bit of American oak, and stony gravel. Fairly tight in the mouth. I love the focused fruit, which is not jammy in the least. It’s very dry (which is almost jarring these days of jammy Zins with residual sugar), and it’s got some youthfully drying tannins. Needs, and will be better in, at least 2-3 years, but enjoyable now. — 17 days ago

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