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Ridge Vineyards

Gonsalves Contra Costa County Mataro 2018

2018 Ridge Gonsalves Mataro (Contra Costa County). This is delicious but flirts with a bit of underripeness (in a good way). Nose has a slight vegetal note (as my brother pointed out), but also has vanilla and nice ripe cherry. No inderripeness in the mouth, with great acid/fruit balance. Delicious and a unique take in that it avoids blowsey jamminess that some wineries get from warm Contra Costa County fruit. — 4 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 1999

Paul Draper’s note on the back label said this would be “at its best for the next 7-8 years” but I’m afraid he’s sold his wine a bit short. It’s still going strong after 2+ decades. Beautiful Zinfandel-driven blend with supple and ripe black fruit, smoke and vanilla spice — 7 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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I think that can be said for many of their wines, the longevity is undersold.

King Rabbit

Rosé Blend 2019

John Howard
9.0

One of the best cheap rose’s. — 14 days ago

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Joshua Fisher

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California?
John Howard

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@Joshua Fisher Are there any truly great domestic roses’? I’m not so sure.

Ott Farms and Vineyard

Cherish Chenin Blanc

A very nice Chenin Blanc that a friend brought back from a winery near Blue Ridge — 6 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Beautiful glass for a beautiful wine. 🥂

Ridge Vineyards

Demostene Ranch Zinfandel Carignane 2017

Terrific blend that juxtaposes the low-toned blackberry of Zin with the tight cherry of Carignane, to great success. Still a bit tight (so be sure to decant ahead of time, as we did not), it’s got nice acids and soft tannins. Terrific with grilled butterflied leg of lamb! — 4 days ago

Angelo Casagrande
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Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019

Intense and dense but vivid aromas of strawberries, raspberry toffee, bramble, roses, Pronounced savoury and earthy spice character of cinnamon, nutmeg and a sweet vanilla note that brings a balanced complexity.
Palate is dry, medium acidity and Medium fruity tannins, soft and approachable but still it provides a solid framework that guards the palate, well integrated alcohol in a full body with a sweet and ripe, toffee like red fruit, profile that remain its nerve and tension and is far from feeling heavy. A dimensional complexity of vanilla and spice brings nuance a cross the mid palate through a solid finish that falls a tad short from the major league.
— 14 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Nose has brown butter sauteed pineapple, fresh coconut meat, (damp) crushed granite, faint sea spray and baked pear.

Palate has under-ripe pineapple, lime peel, sugared lemon slice, cold caramel yellow apple, phenolic notes which runout though a medium finish.

Needs YEARS, revisit 2026+.

I was intrigued by the nose but underwhelmed by the palate tonight.
— 3 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

The 2021 wasn’t available yet?
Severn Goodwin

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Didn't even try getting them, figured you had them all locked down already.

Old Westminster

Cool Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

2019. Beautiful medium garnet color. Red berry grew in with air and melded with the initial slightly earthy and meaty aromas. Even though it was just released, the tannins are not drying or intense. Paired well with lamb. — 3 days ago

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Brick House

Les Dijonnais Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir 2016

Amazing tart fruit, cranberries, great body true Pinot finish. Lovely wine! — 12 days ago

Byron, Eddie and 6 others liked this

Utopia

Estate Reserve The Utopia Vineyard Clone 777 Pinot Noir 2012

Turned out way better than dinner (but that is to be expected to some extent) — 18 hours ago

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