Bodegas San Valero

Mount Eden Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2019

2019 vintage. As delicious as ever. Exquisite balance of fruit and acidity. Medium-heavy bod. Clean with a smattering of mineral influence here and there. So good. 6.5.24. — 15 days ago

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These are great

Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2007

Finally had my a-ha moment with this wine (after opening a 16 too early). 07 was just beautiful - kept growing in stature over the 3 hour meal. Drank in Venice to celebrate our anniversary. — 11 days ago

Eric, Joe and 8 others liked this

Bodegas San Alejandro

Las Rocas Calatayud Garnacha 2017

This is a great wine. It opens with strong berry character and some oak/vanilla. As it opens the jammy character shines through and you get a strong berry sweetness in flavor and aroma that drinks really easy for 14.5%. Stands up to the bit of age I put on it. Will drink again! — 16 hours ago

Matthew HeyboerEthan HeyboerJody Wycech
with Matthew, Ethan and 2 others

Mount Eden Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2012

Good show. Only a hint of CA sunshine on the close. — 5 days ago

Sarah Bignami
with Sarah
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Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Promising red fruit on the nose but a bit too tannic—decanting was de rigueur. After 45 minutes it was better but still tight. It took a full two hours to open up fully and show interesting notes of tobacco, earth and pencil shavings to balance the fruit and acid. Tells me that I should wait another five years before opening my remaining bottles. Enjoyed the 2021 vintage with prime ribeye cap steak from Costco, chicken liver pate and Taleggio cheese, with visiting family (William, Teresa, Xander and Samantha). — 10 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

At Vivace. Balanced. Very bright. Lovely. — 14 days ago

Paolo Bea

San Valentino Sangiovese Blend 2017

Absolutely gorgeous, lively red and black fruits with citrus and herbaceous tones, great BBQ accompaniment — a month ago

Bob, Lyle and 7 others liked this

Mount Eden Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

2018 vintage. Oak a little showier than last visit 4.20.24. *Full disclosure* Probably my favorite CA cabernet for QPR purposes-year in, year out-since the early 90's. Not inexpensive, yet, in a world of ridiculous CA cab pricing, this is a bargain. Had I storage space and projected lifespan, would pick up two cases and crack a bottle every year starting in 2028. Some overt baby fat/oak to dissipate in anticipation. Currently, wanting more structure and depth but, given the track record with this wine/producer, it's enroute. 5.29.24. — 22 days ago

Ted, Jan and 17 others liked this

Tenuta San Guido

Guidalberto Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2020

On nose its floral, dried tobacco, earthy, white pepper and creamy as well.

On palate, its blackberries, plums, wine is full bodied, medium+ acidity, tannic, too young but shows quality from concentration and intensity. 50% Merlot and 50% Carbenet Sauvignon
— 16 days ago

Neil, Ira and 6 others liked this

Tenuta San Guido

Le Difese Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese 2021

Oh yes, this one was really good. Cherry, cedar, tobacco . Strong and smooth at the same time. It is suggested to eat with red meat, however I had it with lobster served with garlic butter. Ohhhh, I had a moment of umani, the garlic butter gave a smooth buttery feeling to the wine. SAQ $39 — 25 days ago

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