Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay

Murrieta's Well

The Spur Livermore Valley Red Blend 2019

Black cherry, raspberry preserves, dark chocolate, vanilla, white pepper, stewed fruit and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins. — 17 days ago

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Mount Eden Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

2/2023. Medium bodied cab blend. Good flavor and nice on the palate.

Mr. Friendly’s
— 16 days ago

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Mount Eden Vineyards

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 1991

Soft nose. Peach, apricot, honey. Some stone. Rich and floral with good breadth. Nice balance — 20 days ago

Paul WoollsAra Aslanian
with Paul and Ara
Ara, Shay and 5 others liked this

Wente Vineyards

Sandstone Livermore Valley Merlot 2020

We found this to be excellent…. Matched well with Meatballs & Sauce….. — a month ago

TwiLea Fletcher
with TwiLea
Brent and Sharon liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001

M & I’s contribution for OTBN was the 2009 Ridge Monte Bello. I love everything Ridge, and this was my first time trying the Monte Bello. A true classic. This wine was more earth and rustic than the Staglin. Winemaker notes best describe this wine as deep ruby/purple; blackberry, red current, ripe cassis, cedar, crushed rock minerality, toasted oak; Full-body, rich tannin structure, dark berry fruit, firm acid, wet-stone, juniper, forest floor, cola, and lingering exotic oak spice finish. — 25 days ago

Tom, Matt and 9 others liked this


Trout Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

Grassy but also slightly oaky nose, crisp apple, slight hints of yeast or baked goods, maybe brioche. Color is pale, almost clear green, with golden highlights blended in and out, depending on the angle. Acidity is still zingy with a tartness that tightens long after the sip is swallowed. Beautifully balanced, vegetal finish, that lingers up to a slight mineral freshness. Awesome, but could for sure benefit from some aging to see what’s possible. Beautiful Chardonnay, will give Chablis a run for its money any day. — 20 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

40th Anniversary Vintage Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

Out in the middle of no-where California, lies the Monte Bello vineyard from Ridge. The ‘07 vintage boasts a strong nose of violets and wet stone that precedes unctuous flavors of cassis and blackberry. The finish is long and speckled with mineral. — 16 days ago

Ethan, Ira and 1 other liked this


Salvador Vineyard Zinfandel 2017

My last Salvador btl. Sad this vineyard is gone, it’s always made such enjoyable wine. There’s a lot of balance here, lifted perfume, well juiced fruit, suave tannins. — 10 days ago

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Kathryn Kennedy

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Loads of fruit. Raspberries and strawberries. Classic high elevation cab. — 22 days ago

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