Viña Perez Cruz

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! — 8 days ago

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Mount Eden Vineyards

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2016

Brioche, pineapple, almond paste and honeycomb. — 16 days ago

Eric, Eric and 8 others liked this

Borja Perez Viticultores

Ignios Orígenes Listán Negro 2017

Light turbidity and some oranging on ruby.
Herbaceous spicy raspberry nose.
Refreshing acidity and a little tannin grip.
Stem inclusion?
Fun wine!
— 18 days ago

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Kathryn Kennedy

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Nice Cabernet that paired well with filets wrapped in bacon, scalloped potatoes, salad and baked tomatoes stuffed with spinach . — 21 days ago

Ceritas

Peter Martin Ray Vineyard Chardonnay

Buttercup gold core with light green tones to the edges, and a medium body with nice long legs. The nose is reminiscent of salt air, with apricot pastry and notes of florals, maybe orange or lemon blossom, layered beneath. The salinity is prominent on the palate, but fades in the middle, revealing green figs, cumquat, apricot, some vegetal notes, almost dry wood like, with definitely some lightly present oak, but a silky, glazed pastry like finish that lasts and lasts. A beautiful and restrained representation that pretty much could be old world if you weren’t paying attention. — a day ago

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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.
— a month ago

Lyle, Ira and 6 others liked this

Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

At 10 years and still going strong! — 14 days ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Dark saturated red. A complex of earth, spice, dark fruit and adequate mineral spine. Full but we’ll balanced. — 17 days ago

Judy Wagonfeld
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Ira, Andrew and 4 others liked this

Arnot-Roberts

Peter Martin Ray Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Library offering. 12.1% carbonic-y gummy bear salad. Pleasing light body with maybe some stems? — an hour ago

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Ceritas

Trout Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

I keep opening these too young. This has to be my favorite ceritas chard bottling. All the GC Chablis comparisons are spot on. Nose has candied lemon and tangerine, seashell, flint, and a kind of musty maritime quality. Bracingly acidic and saline. Begs for raw bar. Should continue to deepen with time. I think I have one more and will try not to touch for another 3-5 years — a month ago

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