Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay

Murrieta's Well

The Spur Livermore Valley Red Blend 2018

A lovely blend. Nice tannins, light black pepper, full bodied, nice finish — 10 days ago

Wente Vineyards

Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Nice surprise. Sweet aromas. Deep purple. Needed to@open up — 16 days ago

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Three Wine Company

Evangelho Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

I don’t normally buy Zinfandel but the girl at the store said this was “fantastic” so I bought it. I still won’t change my mind about this grape but this one was pretty good. Barnyard on the nose, red fruit on the palate. Paired pretty good with football and a good friend! — 7 days ago

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Is that you in picture???
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@Ron R no that’s my friend. I looked terrible yesterday with my hair pulled up! 😝

John Evan Cellars

The Talking Bull Davis King Vineyard Monopole Petite Sirah 2007

Amazing fruit and balance. Mellows quite well with time. Lovely deep, dark flavor and color. — a month ago

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McGrail Vineyards

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

This bottle/vintage is partially tasty! Almost jammy with low tannins and fruity nose. Delicious. — 13 days ago

Kendric Vineyards

Proprietor Grown Marin County Pinot Noir 2016

Really a nice value. Nose leaps from the glass with sweet, high-toned cherry and rose petal florals, along with faint notes of Graham cracker/maple syrup and gravel. In the mouth it’s got sappy, bright cherry ooze and cracked stone minerality. On the lean side, the acidity is brisk. I’d like the finish to be a bit longer, but it’s lots of fun. — 18 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot Blend 2009

Ron R
9.6

WNH NY, 2021.
From magnum.
The morning after the sausage-making the night before. The sausages were great during consumption (so-to-speak), but when you wake up, you see how the sausages were made!
Personally, I’ve never had a bad bottle of Ridge, and this example followed that pattern. Tilts much more towards a Bdx in terms of its style and personality. Black plums, currants and a hint of soft tobacco present on the nose and palate. Medium weight, with moderate tannins, but brighter acidity than I expected. Out of a magnum, this needs more time, but presented beautifully tonight.
A great gift from
@Shay A’s cellar - thanks bud!
— 13 days ago

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Always enjoy the American Oak spice/herbs this wine sports. Definitely got better and better as the night went on!
9.5

Nella Terra Cellars

Livermore Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Cherry, blackberry, raspberry, currant, mossy earth and oak. Light-bodied and soft tannins. — 12 days ago

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Viano Vineyards

Private Stock Hillside Red

Basic and simple label. No extras. Rust edged ruby colored in the glass. Aroma is unique. Old books in a wood paneled room meets well made finished compost with a splash of cherry preserves. Flavors are cooked a bit, but not overly oxidized. Plenty of the cherry. Black cherry jam. Savory streak. Complex finish with some minty zip. This is fairly smooth and elegant. Low alcohol of 13%. Very much an Italian style like good chianti or clean Barbera. Great red vino at a very good price. — 5 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Wonderful wine. In a great place with a 2+ hour decant and slight chill. The Bordeaux style really comes through here, but with a vibrancy and freshness to the fruit that is unique. Perfect with lamb chops. Delicious. — 13 days ago

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Delicious wine, likely better 2026+?
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@Severn Goodwin yes probably at least 2024+ but with the decant this really was very nice tonight.
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It's such a beautiful wine.