Sumac Ridge

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, from Monte Bello Vineyard, deep Ruby with purple edges, aromas of dark berry fruits, sweet spice and toasty oak. On the palate flavors of blackberry, black cherry and ripe blueberry with vanilla, cedar and tobacco. Fine defined tannins, long finish ending with fruit, toasty and earthy notes. Nice! — 6 days ago

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Failla

Occidental Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Kind of like the single sites better from this humble perspective. — 8 days ago

Anthill Farms

Comptche Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

John Howard
9.3

Very nice as usual. A little weird upon opening. Ever so slightly oxidized? Color is a tiny bit off as well. Holds up open for three days. — a month ago

Shay, Laura and 17 others liked this

Beaux Frères

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 2004

Plenty of fruit left. High acid and typical of their style — 7 days ago

LM, Adam and 1 other liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1997

Final holiday season bottle. Our last bottle of the 97. What a wine. This bottle was probably slightly below the one we had last year but obviously still such a treat. Only 12.9% - love it! Cork broke but the Durand saved it. Dark fruit aromatics are off the charts. Doesn’t have the stinky leather of a top Bordeaux, but still obviously in the same family. Wonderful pairing with some tenderloin with a mushroom sauce. Finish is very long and though it doesn’t have the refreshing quality of the last bottle we had still delicious.

Pulled a bottle of 09 as well and need to decide when to drink it.
— 25 days ago

Lyle, Ira and 6 others liked this

Turley

Rattlesnake Ridge Howell Mountain Zinfandel 2013

Drink now if you prefer fruit front and center. — 12 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Pagani Ranch Sonoma Valley Zinfandel Blend 2019

Hard to not drink young…ripe, complex, balanced. I admit to loving Zinfandel with food, and Ridge is right at the top. Blackberry, cherry, plum…noticeably tannic, but works like a charm with my renowned six-hour pasta fagiole and a healthy slug of quintarelli olive oil. Zin and pasta, zin and burgers, zin and ribs…just YUM! — 12 days ago

Eric, Shay and 5 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Mazzoni Home Ranch Zinfandel Blend

Great blue and black fruit with a nice pop. Smooth. Some structure. Not jammy. Overall winner — 5 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Three Valleys Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend

Extreme value.
BF that knows wine: There are wines that you’d only date and there are wines you’d want a relationship with and this is a relationship wine.
Not too fussy, very consistent, medium bodied but with some spice. Financial goals are aligned. Not a trophy wife wine - but someone you’d be proud to introduce to your friends .

Me: 👀 idk what that’s description is about bc I’m in this relationship and those characteristics don’t describe me. But my thoughts: I’d buy again and it pairs well with White Lotus. I’m going to bring it to my “2023 intention setting dinner” with a group of girlfriends. Will update if it pairs well with intentions.
— 24 days ago