Dunnigan Hills, Central Valley

Sea Smoke

Ten Estate Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Starting brown on the rim. Cherry, cola raspberry and sweet tannins. Lot’s of good fruits at age 18. Very Burgundian. — 5 days ago

Sandhi Wines

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2019

Raspberry, violets, a hint of black pepper. Juicy and fresh. — 24 days ago

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Melville

Estate Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

yummy red w Patrick Planeta at The Newbury in Boston. Perfect red for November night — not too full or thick and not too light. Perfect! — a month ago

Liquid Farm

Golden Slope Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay

Quite slight straw , green reflexes . Quite mineral , cool citrus and yellow fruits , touch of smoke . On the palate more rich than expected after the nose , but very well balanced . Yellow fruits , very good refreshing acidity and mineral , saline finish. Lovely now though you get the impression that this will age well over the next 5 years or so . — 2 months ago

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Brewer-Clifton

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2016

Big body Pinot, dark fruit blackberries, hints of cola, long on the palette, wonderful wine after a long day of work! — 13 days ago

Sea Smoke

Southing California Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2005

Magnum, good color in the glass, fully resolved but drinking well with medium finish — 12 days ago

Matchbook Wine Co.

Tinto Rey Dunnigan Hills Tempranillo Blend 2018

63% Temp, 17% Petite Verdot, 10% Graciano, 9% Tannat. Dark color. Almost black in low light. Aromas of smoke, cherry cobbler and licorice root. Maybe slight petrichor. Flavors are nice. Dense and fruit driven. Cherry pits and licorice chews (the Dutch salty, fruit flavored kind). Hint of herbal backbone (sage and basil meet mint and marjoram). For its fairly low price (think this was $12.99) this is a great CA wine. Restrained but big. Fruity but balanced. Fun but elegant. And it’s from just up da road! Nice work neighbors. — 2 months ago

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I’ve had the Petite Sirah and it’s really good

Foxen

La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Strong opening slowly with red berries predominating, deep purple color and less body, very smooth with nice finish and slow aciditya — 15 days ago

Sea Smoke

Southing Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Concentrated raspberry and red plum aromas with glints and hints of red currant, cranberry and ripe red cherry. Tarragon strong with allspice afters. Very juicy center of this tootsie pop exhibits a slightly less sweet cherry, a touch of black pepper, cedar and cinnamon framing dense plum and both dried and ripe raspberry, subdued blackberry and a racy finish of cola and roobios pumping the brakes repeatedly on this well engineered rocket.


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— a month ago

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Brewer-Clifton

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2020

Bright pear, orange blossom, lemon curd, and just a hint of butter — 2 months ago

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