Villa Creek

Villa Creek

Paso Robles Carignan 2009

Cherry, slightly sweet, dark red fruit, a little rich. Pepper throughout. Slightly smoky. Long red fruit finish. Drank for Thanksgiving at home. Elissa bought for me as a gift several years ago. She thought it was a little too rich, which I get but I liked it. — 16 days ago

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Carlson Creek

Rule of Three Syrah Blend 2015

Arizona GSM, 40/20/40 blend, 14% alc/vol. Purple-red, moderate pigment extraction. Butter floral and red fruit aromas. Cherry, berry, cola and black currant flavors, slight seed bitterness and skin astringency on finish. A solid interpretation, not overly ripe vs other similar wines from the same origin. — 2 days ago

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York Creek Vineyard Petite Sirah 2014

Deep Ruby with dark purple edges, with pronounced aromas of black and red fruits with blossom notes and meaty spice. On the palate blackberry and black plum flavors with notes of lavender, licorice and earthy tobacco. Vivid acidity with big firm tannins, well integrated and made to age, long finish ending with weighty fruit and spice character. Very Nice! — 9 days ago

Shay, Paul and 1 other liked this

Papapietro Perry

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2016

This is a very nice Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley.

Spicy and tangy with red and black fruits, oak, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, wood and licorice.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate.

Lighter than I expected with a nice mouthfeel.

Thank you randy for sharing

14.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 13 days ago

Severn, Ira and 15 others liked this

Villa Oeiras

Carcavelos Red Blend

Medium gold; medium plus intensity aromas of yellow apple, ripe apricot, honey, salted almond; sweet, high acid, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; rich and layered flavors, a whiff of aldehydic aromas, very good — 2 days ago

Paul, Josh and 1 other liked this

A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Took an hour to open up. Dark, chewy delicious cab. TraditionL style not silky style. A real buy. — 11 days ago

Shay, Tom and 9 others liked this

Villa Del Lago

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Del Dotto Pritchard hill, it’s ready to go almost pop&pour

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Villa del Lago is a huge wine endowed with tons of class and personality. It shows fabulous intensity from beginning to end, with layers of dark fruit that build effortlessly towards the big, enveloping finish. This is a dramatic, large-scaled wine bursting at the seams with personality. I loved it. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.
Parkers review & rating of 95 points
— 3 days ago

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Glad to see it’s still rockin!
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Quilceda Creek

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Very deep crimson in colour. Savoury aromatic black plum notes. Medium to full bodied with medium plus intensity. The feature of this wine is the supple silky palate. There are some oaky nuances but altogether well integrated. As I have said in previous notes regarding Quilceda Creek it does not have particularly Cabernet descriptors and to be honest not sure I would pick it as a Cabernet in a blind tasting , but, as always, it remains a wonderful red wine. Next one in 2 to 3 years. — 5 days ago

Shay, David and 16 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend 2014

Deliciously old school, structured, restrained Zin. Nose has pure spicy blackberry fruit, a whiff of maple syrup, and some almost Tuscan-style dry gravel underneath. Full flavored but with zero jamminess, it’s got the acid and tannin and ripeness to age for many more years. A classic. — 17 days ago

Ira, Matt and 14 others liked this

Ferren Wines

Lancel Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Not getting any better. Drinking lane is now. — 3 days ago

David, Eric and 35 others liked this
Bryan Kesting

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@David L Do you feel all the 2014 Ferren Chards are ready to drink or just the Lancel?
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YES... 14 Frei has peaked! Lancel Creek is beautiful now. Open the bottle soon.,Cellar temperature. 10 minutes in the glass. Silver Eagle(drink by 2021) is also drinking perfect now. Open all your bottles soon. I’ve also noticed a bit of bottle variation!!!I’ve consumed all of my 14’s in the last 3 months. None left as of last night. I had over a case of all 3.
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I’m glad I asked. Looks like I have some wines to consume. I appreciate the note!