Carneros, North Coast

Aubert

Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay

Color is a bright light gold. Apple, grapefruit & lemon on the nose with subtle aromas of pineapple and vanilla. Taste is juicy, luscious and creamy on the palate giving the wine a beautifully balanced acidity. Lemon and pineapple fruits give it a worthy initial taste with notes of tangerine, florals and a stone-pear finish. A treat and celebration moving into our new home. — 4 hours ago

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Gehricke

Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2014

August Sebastiani & brother-in-law, Kendrick Coakley, craft small-lot wines made with minimal intervention, so one can enjoy the truest representation of each appellation & how its terroir impacts specific varietals. Came across this rarity & grabbed a bottle. Aromas of ripe berry fruits & wafts of floral notes. On the palate raspberry & blueberry flavors, sweet cinnamon spice with an edge of tobacco tones. Smooth tannins, lingering ending with soft oaky notes. Great value! Nice! Small production. — 18 days ago

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Scribe

Arrowhead Slope Sylvaner 2020

We found a Sylvaner in the sea of Riesling and we loved it 😆 — 2 days ago

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Kirkland Signature

Carneros Pinot Noir 2019

Solid. Especially given the price point. Not enormously complex but very easy drinking. A bit of strawberry, ripe cherry and plum. A bit too sweet for me. Almost a bit of cab caramel apple. No tannin. — 2 days ago

Hudson

Seashell Chardonnay 2018

18’ Hudson Seashell. Inaugural release. Wait a year or two. Sits in between the lady bug & little bit as far acidity is concerned & fruit. Join “Hudson wine club” & ask for just the single vineyard Chardonnay’s . All sold out & becoming more & more popular. — 8 days ago

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Sounds really nice, @David L. Reasonably priced? Thanks
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$85 a btl. @Ron R

Baldacci Family Vineyards

Elizabeth Carneros Pinot Noir 2016

Bright ruby garnet with a dark purple core. Inviting nose of Marasca cherries and a hint of vanilla. Medium palate echoes the nose with classic Carneros medium minus acidity and low tannins. Moderate finish. While I prefer PN with darker fruit and better structure, this is definitely a classic example of the California style that should more than satisfy those who favor it. The low acidity makes it work well with spicier fare like blackened salmon or Mediterranean duck. Drink now through 2024. — 3 days ago

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Gloria Ferrer

Demi-Sec Late Disgorged Reserve Cuvée Carneros Sparkling Blend 2015

Good balance of acidity and r.s. Would like to try this aged. — 6 days ago

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Etude

Estate Grown Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir 2018

2018 vintage. Medium-bodied. Pretty/candied nose and entry palate. Glides along without any sharp edges. Ends up being a good MOTR pinot and they come in handy for bigger groups and the casual wine consumer. — 11 days ago

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Benoit Touquette

Fait-Main Toyon Farm Chardonnay 2014

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9.6

Stunning, crystalline visual presentation. Leads into a honied, medium-weight palate. Lots of texture and layers meet soft acidity. Pineapple and guava dominate the finish. A sexy little beast for sure. This has arrived at its apex - drink now. — 13 days ago

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I may not have clicked enter on the vintage. Thanks for the nudge @Jason and Jennie
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@Ron R i’ve only had one of this chard and it was the 2014. One of the best chards ive ever had
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This chard played “high post” last night. Really enjoyed it.

Ramey Wine Cellars

Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Very good Chardonnay, razor sharp and great acidity. Perfect nose, just a high end Chardonnay — 14 days ago

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