Sunset Hills Vineyard

Walter Scott

X Saxa Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Aligote 2020

Very light lemon yellow color. Tight and shy on first sniff….then high bright lemon/ lime and tart Granny Smith aromas. Crisp, mineral, unoaked, light in weight, a hint reductive initially; then opening up with zingy acidity that tiptoes across the palate. The wine opens beautifully as it warms and works well with yellowfin crudo and Chicken breast Romesco. The low ABV and lively acid make for a long, interesting finish. By far my best Aligote ever. — 2 days ago

Shay, David and 5 others liked this

Brooks Winery

Bois Joli Vineyard Riesling 2013

2013; Father's Day 2022.
👃 Over-ripe green apples, celery greens, wet slate, tart green apple peel, cane sugar | 👅 Granny Smith apple wedge, baked green apples, low residual sugar. Noted improvement from our prior bottle. Drink or hold.
— 9 days ago

Alex, Romain and 21 others liked this

Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Red Hills Lake County Petit Verdot 2019

Deep purple in color with a tiny purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, tobacco leaf, earth, dark chocolates, black pepper and Mediterranean spices.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with currants, plums, cherries, sweet raspberries, spices, cedar, chocolates, tobacco leaf, licorice, herbs and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Petit Verdot from Lake County in California. Big, bold and spicy. Feels like a Napa Petite Sirah.

Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and a teeth staining color.

The mix of black and red fruits is very interesting. Tangy and rich.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Drinking very nicely now, and will continue to age in the next 5 to 7 years.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food.

Organic Petit verdot grapes are grown at 2,200 feet of elevation on red volcanic soil. A tiny production of only 1,300 bottles.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$65.
— 10 days ago

Ted, Jay and 16 others liked this

Big Table Farm

Laughing Pig Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

Light salmon in color with a pink hue.

Fruity nose of raspberries, strawberries, cherries, spices, light herbs, citrus, limes and light vegetables.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, earth, spices, citrus, pears, red apples, minerals and white pepper.

Nice finish with spices and limes.

This is a very tasty Rosé from Oregon. Nicely balanced with a soft and elegant mouthfeel.

Good by itself or with food. Showing nice complexity and very easy to drink, so watch out.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

100% Pinot Noir grapes. Unfiltered and unfined. A small production of only 450 cases.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$36.
— 9 days ago

Ted, Romain and 16 others liked this

Morgado Cellars

Rita's Crown Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2018

Ron R
9.5

This reads like a book written for me (which it wasn’t). Love this decadent, OTT pinot. Layered, sweet and textured with oodles of cola. — 4 days ago

Jason, Shay and 36 others liked this

Melville

Clone 3 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Great Santa Barbara Pinot flavors of dark cherry very enjoyable — 5 days ago

Shay, Rob and 3 others liked this

Brooks Winery

Sweet P Brooks Estate Vineyard Riesling 2014

2014; Father's Day 2022.
👅 Apple juice, dehydrated nectarine, green banana peel, faint vanilla creme, old vinyl | 👅 Honey drizzle over fresh apple pie, under-ripe yellow apple, white peach. Considerably more advanced than our prior bottle, seems some bottle variation here, but one more bottle in the cellar for confirmation.
— 9 days ago

Romain, Anthony and 21 others liked this
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I remember when Brooks was $12.00 a bottle.

Galil Mountain Winery

Ela Barbera Blend 2019

First dinner in Tel Aviv. Going to winery in about 2 weeks. Light red fruit on nose. Nice medium bodied cherry jolly rancher with smooth tannins. Can taste barbers. Little tobacco nice just a bit light but refreshing eating outside in June in israel — 6 hours ago

Ania
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Domaine de la Côte

La Côte Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2015

Very pretty nose with red flowers and earth, sweet cherry fruit, slight cola, silky tannin — 3 days ago

Andrew, Shay and 6 others liked this

Archery Summit

Renegade Ridge Estate Pinot Noir 2007

2007 PN Dundee Hills Renegade ridge estate! In 2022!! Cork in excellent shape. Beautiful color spectrum of mature wine towards orange-like rim. Still wonderful bouquet of ripe strawberries rhubarbs gliding to an explosive parfum mouthfeel that lasts for eons and continues to expand with more air in while tasting. Had bought this one bottle at the winery; cellaring paying dividends! now 15 yo I can raise my glass to the winemaker! Gatineau QC — 6 days ago