Yolo County, Central Valley

Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection Aged in Bourbon Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Medium purple color. Aromas of baked dark fruit, cedar and caramel. Powerful red fruit and black fruit on the palate, Smoky campfire finish. — 3 days ago

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Trixie

A nice review! Sounds like a good wine. 🙂🍷

Fess Parker

Pinot Noir 2016

This needs time to breathe as alcohol volume is high and was at first very acidic in mouth. Once it’s decanted, cooled for 90 minutes it relaxed. Opening with intense Maraschino Cherry flavour, a hint of pencil lead hyphenated the heat of menthol and welcomes a strawberry finish still heated by eucalyptus that fills both nose and mouth.
Acidity reduced to underlying saline in the background and thickness in mouth
The menthol is a bit overpowering for Turkey dinner.🍷
— 4 days ago

Tenshen

Santa Barbara County White Blend 2016

Ron R
9.2

Another @David L proposal, which is excellent - thank you. It has many similarities with a white Rhône, but I find it more accessible and appealing. The Viognier in the blend takes center stage, while the Grenache brings the texture and stone fruits. Would love to taste this 5 years from now, but it’s already gulpable.
Renovations update - another wall removed, and eyeing up replacing the 2nd flight of stairs...
— 20 days ago

Paul, Sharon and 36 others liked this
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Love this wine. @Ron R Happy you enjoyed it! Looking forward to the 2017 being released next month!
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@Ron R Ron the renovation continues to look great Cheers

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Le Mistral Red Rhone Blend

From my cellar as a mystery bottle. Made by Craig Williams, the original Rhône Ranger. It was still alive and strong. Very Grenache dominant. And he guessed correctly what it was!! — 7 days ago

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Sans Liege

The Prophetess Syrah Mourvedre

2012/2013 blend of73% Syrah and 27% Mourvèdre. 15.4% Alcohol. Big fruit with silky mouthfeel. Yum, what? It’s gone? — 11 days ago

Neil, Shay and 2 others liked this

Hartley-Ostini Hitching Post

Highliner Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2015

Burgundian nose. Light. clear. cherry. Forrest. Versatile. Really enjoyed it. — 12 days ago

P, Iwan and 9 others liked this

Two Wolves Wine

The one you feed Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The lady knows what she is doing. Went great with oven roasted pumpkin seeds. — 11 days ago

Keith, Ryan and 1 other liked this

Williams Selyem

Limestone Ridge at Vista Verde Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2017

Catching up on a large review backlog - enjoyed this with some salmon and wild rice on the patio when the weather was a little warmer. Crisp with notes of melon, pear, and some floral. — 4 months ago

Mike, Shay and 2 others liked this

Herman Story

Casual Encounters Syrah Blend

Took a little bit but this opened up so nicely. Typical coffee notes, savory, perfect age. — a day ago

Shay, Brian and 7 others liked this

Frequency

Watch Hill Vineyard Syrah 2017

What an amazing wine considering it’s youth! On the nose there are great notes of black cherry and a slight hint of smoke. The palette bring this wine into a completely different level. Up front the fruit is is amazing mid palette the milk chocolate begins to appear and the win finishes with a great balance of cherry and chocolate!!! If you can cellar this beauty  — 5 days ago