The Old Faithful

Ravenswood Winery

Old Hill Sonoma Valley Zinfandel 2015

Throwback for me. As Zin was my go to grape in the 90s, the single vineyard Ravenswood wines were my favorites! I visited in 1999/2000ish and drank from the barrels.

900 cases made, this has a bold blueberry and black pepper nose, mint adds on the palate, a bit more mellow than I remember it, which is great for my older taste. Medium plus body, medium tannins.

92 points
— a day ago

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Had a large Zin collection in the late 90s early 2000‘s. Just a few bottles now in my cellar. 
M. Christopher Roebuck

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@David L 1994 !!!! Ridge, Ravenswood, Turley ... Good stuff!
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@David L 1994 !!!! Ridge, Ravenswood, Turley ... Good stuff!


Old Vine Heinstein Vineyard White Blend 2016

I found two bottles of this vintage tucked away in the cellar. I opened one shortly after that and was very pleased with my discovery. Richer than most wines from this producer but not flabby by any means. Notes of citrus, a touch of honey and a very pleasant depth and richness. So glad I have one more bottle to enjoy! — 4 days ago

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The Dalmore

12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

New addition to the cabinet, first Dalmore. On the nose very bizarre, albeit tantalizing notes of clove, star anise, and candied orange peel. On the palate very smooth yet expressive notes of roasted coffee and espresso-dark chocolate nibs. Lovely scotch. — 3 days ago

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David T

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Beautiful tree. 🎄 Cheers! 🍾🥂🍷
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Thanks! Cheers 🥂


Jolene's Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel 2015

Wine #4 of the night. The winner of the night! Fresh, young and juicy. The 15.7 alcohol was completely hidden behind plump, juicy fruits, soft oak and spice and superbly supple tannins. These wines age beautifully but the purity of a younger vintage is truly awesome. — 9 days ago

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Chloe Ritchie-Lorenzo Old Vines Chardonnay 2018

Ron R

A new producer for us, purchased direct from the winery.
Nose displays pears, white flowers, and the slightest hint of volatility. The palate is muscular and demonstrates urgency when it hits the mid-palate. Powerful, zippy acidity gives way to honeycomb notes, without the sweetness. The finish is mineral-driven, with very little detectable oak treatment. Chablis lovers should take a good look at this example.
— 4 days ago

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Ron R

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@Stef Van Der Vorst, yes, I never bothered to try until now. Glad I did. @Paul K, what’s special about their cabs? Thanks.
Paul K

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@Ron R maybe I was overeager to recommend generically, I’ve only ever had their 2014 Cab, but it was great. It’s 50% Spring Mountain and 50% Coombsville. It was great fruit, structure, and balance. After I found out it was, I could tie back to Spring Mountain and specifically 2014 vintage that I just had the Amici and SMVs of. My favorite, consistent note for Spring Mountain is dusty cherry and strawberry on the nose that translates to the pallet ending with dusty tannins. When it’s on ‘00, ‘01, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07... it makes for wine that are a little more old world, not big fruit (which I love too). I think Coombsville added some fruit and chocolate to the mix.
If you get your hands on one, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Love your reviews and I’m very much learning. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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@Paul K, thanks for the insights. It’s on my list. I’ll keep you posted. Cheers.


Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2018

Dry, good unaerated, smoke ‘n oak, medium-bodied, decent tannins and a bit of fruit. Likely good for mulling. — 5 days ago

Mueller Winery

Old Vines 2017

Tim L

Great again...Tempi, 2017. Full-bodied rich smooth palate deep berry balanced polished wine...delicious. Among the best of the RR Pinots. — 8 days ago


20 Year Old Tawny Porto

Seductive nose, really a standout among tawnies. Burnt sugar, caramel, dark fruit...benchmark 20 year tawny. — 3 days ago

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Chateau Chantal

Semi-Dry Riesling 2017

Sweet taste with a dry finish. Good for both of us. — 10 days ago

Bogle Vineyards

Old Vine California Zinfandel 2017

One of our favorite Bogle wines, really bold and flavorful - I always want to open first when we have one in the rack! — an hour ago