Stony River

Koenig Vineyards

Reserve K Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Snake River AVA is hot AF. The wines remind me of Paso. That said, as wth Paso, there are some good wines to be had, especially if you can put them down for a bit to soften. Koenig is the shining example of the AVA and when you want a burley tannic wine to pair with a fatty charred rib eye, this works. Better with age. — 6 months ago

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Turd Ferguson

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I have a 2016 Fraser vineyard Cab downstairs. Figure I should probably drink it soon.

Ridge Vineyards

Ponzo Vineyard Zinfandel Blend 2015

Nose has ripe plum, summer blackberries, moist garden soil, black cherry, faint eucalyptus and mahogany shavings.

Palate has ripe black cherry, ripe blackberry, ripe plum skin, faint milk chocolate with light tannins. Silky smooth, long finish, great balance of dark fruits to acidity, in a perfect spot today. Decanted 6H.

An early Father's Day with my parents, so I don't have to compete with my Sister & Nephew's in 24 hours, plus we'll have the better wine. 🤞
— 2 days ago

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Smith Devereux

M Rosé Pinot Noir 2020

Smith Devereux Winery M Vino Rosé 2020, Russian River Valley, California

A very pretty color of light salmon with a peach hue.

Fruity nose of sweet raspberries, limes, red apples, melons, flowers, red candy, rose pedals, earth and herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, strawberries, limes, grapefruits, bitter herbs, earth and light vegetables.

Nice tangy finish with limes and almonds.

This is a very tasty Rosé from Russian River Valley. Smooth and nicely balanced. Elegant with pretty legs.

This Single Vineyard is showing a great mouthfeel with nice acidity. Really enjoyed the nose.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself. A great party wine that everyone would love.

100% Pinot Noir grapes. A very small production of only 125 cases.

13.6% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$36.
— 15 days ago

Tom, Trixie and 6 others liked this

Balverne

Forever Wild Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2019

Notre Vue Estate Winery Balverne Russian River Valley Forever Wild Chardonnay 2019, California

Pale lemon in color with a green/ golden hue.

Nice nose of lemons, cedar, vanilla, toast, limes, grapefruits, honeysuckle, apples, honeydew, earth, minerals, sea salt and light river rocks.

Full bodied, buttery and smooth, with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices, oak, vanilla, peppercorn, wet leaves and earth.

Nice tangy finish with almonds.

This is a very enjoyable Chardonnay from Russian River Valley. Elegant, fruity and interesting.

Loved the nose here. Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime (20 minutes).

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses, crackers and olives.

100% Chardonnay grapes were aged for 5 months in French Oak barrels (20% new).

14.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$35.
— 6 days ago

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Fulcrum

Landy Vineyard Petite Sirah 2013

Very little Petite Sirah left in the RRV, dominated by Pinot's, however David Rossi has done wonders! Very dark Ruby with aromas of deep dark fruit and exotic spices. On the palate big flavors of blackberry and ripe blueberry with smoky oak, floral notes and dusty drying smooth tannins. Well balanced on a long finish ending with a mineral character. — 7 days ago

Paul, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Hat Ranch Winery

Rivaura Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2018

This winery was recommended to us by the owner of Vine Wine Shop and Lounge in Boise. My wife and I thought their Cabernet Franc was outstanding. It has black cherry, black plum, raspberry, preserved fruit, and cedar aromas with a great spice note. After doing our tasting, we got a bottle of Cabernet Franc to drink on the outdoor patio with the Snake river down in the valley. Quite impressed with this winery and had a case of their wines shipped home to Houston. — 3 days ago

Williams Selyem

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Pale ruby color. Aromas of dark cherry, dried rose petals and lavender. Fruit forward, smooth cherry, baking spices and dried herbs. Superb for Father’s Day! — 4 hours ago

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Bedrock Wine Co.

Dolinsek Ranch Heritage Red Blend 2013

Shay A
9.2

Though the brutal TX heat is back, it means plenty of time for grilling, and this was a fun red blend to pair with burgers.

A fun field blend where everything but the kitchen sink seems to be in here…mostly zin, with 6-7 lesser known varietals. A bit funky upon opening (pop and pour), this opened to reveal a brambly, tobacco leaf, weightless yet jammy profile. Soft and supple mixed fruits aromatically (mostly red and black fruits), with some added woody notes (more earthy than oak driven). The mid palate here reminds you this is zin to its core with plenty of black cherry compote and then the vibrant acidity driven finish sports some black pepper and spicy rhubarb. Mostly integrated at this point, I think this is at its apex.
— 5 days ago

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Stay cool @Shay A

Joseph Jewell

Slusser Vineyard Rosé of Pinot Noir 2019

Joseph Jewell Rosé of Pinot Noir 2019: Dry. Crisp. Refreshing. Gorgeous pink salmon color with a mouth-watering, fruity taste of strawberry, watermelon & grapefruit. No better way to celebrate California’s reopening (No mask requirement!) but with this perfectly balanced, small production Rosé of Pinot Noir! Cheers to pure summer in your glass & cheers to a new day🍷 — 5 days ago

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Beau Vigne

Persuasion Chardonnay 2019

Ron R
8.9

Wifey’a back in the office (which could also be considered an orifice) pun intended. But she need not worry about her dinner…
This chard is just ok. One dimensional, lacks complexity. Expected much better from this winery.
— 4 days ago

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Nice plating.
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@David T, thanks bud.