Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

Merriam Vineyards

Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2012

PnP. Dark red color with slight burn edges. Cherries, stewed fruit, and subtle spices on the nose. Darker fruit on the palate with modest oak. Hot wine even though the OH is reasonable. Medium finish. Pretty good value. — a day ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Shay, Tom and 2 others liked this

Christopher Tynan Wines

Judge Family Vineyard Syrah 2015

Popped and poured. At this stage the 2015 Judge Family Syrah pours an opaque, ruby color with some obvious staining of the tears. On the nose, clean and youthful with developing vinosity. Stewed red and blue fruits, dark brambles, purple flowers, bacon fat, dry caked earth, stale potpourri, rotondun, and cigar box. On the palate, the wine is dry and all of the notes from the nose are confirmed and accompanied by dark bramble fruit with some chocolate and smoked meat. Tannins are medium+, acid is medium+…and so is alcohol. The finish is long and tart…but more like a SweetTart. This is a very sexy wine with everything in the right places and the moves to match.
— 9 days ago

Shay, Ely and 6 others liked this

McKahn Family Cellars

Russian River Valley Viognier 2021

McKahn Family Cellars has a real gem with this Viognier, 2021. With a very nice low profile, grapefruit and lemon bouquet, this beautiful white wine tantalizes the tongue with Licorice and grapefruit. There is also a hint of green Apple in there. There is an oaky finish with a lingering tartness that drives you to take another sip. I’m not a real big white wine drinker, but for the hot summertime, this chilled on ice is a fantastic wine I highly recommend. — 2 days ago

"Odedi", Jody and 5 others liked this

Bevan Cellars

Dry Stack Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Slightly hazy (unfined and unfiltered) straw gold. Inviting nose and medium bodied palate of underripe quince, citrus rind, and balsam with a bit of extra "texture" (light tannin?) from the process. Medium acidity shows from entry to lengthy, lemony finish. Russell Bevan does it again. A luscious California SB treated like it's baby boy, CS, yields a white wine that's ready for fuller fare like roasted pork or fowl, swordfish or shark, or a melange of firm roots and greens. Not your mother's SB. Drink now through 2025. — 7 days ago

Jonathan, Deborah and 2 others liked this

A. Rafanelli

Unfiltered Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2017

A glorious vertical with my family. Love me some Rafanelli and love my family especially after the kiddos were back home after studying abroad — 22 days ago

Eric, Shay and 3 others liked this

Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

This wine is inky looking and carries a wonderfully demonstrative package of aromas. The nose has classic notes of graphite, but also features black tea, sage, oregano and a healthy lump of earth - that good, Sonoma dirt. On the palate are bright cherries, tea, herbs and minerals. The tannins are firm without being overbearing and the acidity is quite refreshing. You could chill this wine and open it next to the grill this summer - or you could have in cooler weather with a beef stew. — 3 days ago

John, Tom and 2 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2018

Deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits and tangy spices. On the palate flavors of blackberry and raspberry with black pepper, tar, spice and a touch of earthy herbs. Fine rustic tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit, earthy spice and some oak. Nice! — 13 days ago

Juan, Josh and 2 others liked this

Hobo Wine Company

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019

Deep purple. Aromas of black cherry, black currant, raspberry and earthy tones. Juicy, black fruit and black tea finish. My favorite of the Hobo Wine Co. tasting. — 8 days ago

Sharon, Tom and 11 others liked this

De Lorimier Winery

Warm Springs Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Berry nose, well balanced not too bold and very good with New York strip steaks. — 7 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend 1994

Vert tasting - mediciney but somehow continued to open up after time — 6 days ago