Ram's Gate Winery

Ram's Gate Winery

Estate Pinot Blanc 2019

Mineralic and refreshing! Bready pear tartlet with iced green tea notes on the nose. Soft acidity and smooth drinking with an uplifting lemony finish. — 8 days ago

Paul, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Pascal Doquet

Arpege 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Chardonnay

Wow just wow. Really incredible stuff happening here. A medium straw color in the glass with effusive small bubbles that are plentiful. Unmistakably Côte des Blancs on the nose with delicate white tea and minerality initially. Pears, green apples, and the suggestion of caramel. Seriously these aromas are amazing. Right out of the gate and this is already a spectacular champagne.

You have to love these champagnes with a large amount of reserve wine. Mainly based on the 2013 vintage but with 24% from 2012 and 27% from 2014. From Premier Cru plots in Vertus, Villeneuve, and Mont Aime. Really nice acidity that is zippy but not quite bracing despite the 3.5 g/l dosage. Three years on lees which contributes to the maturity and stately nature of the wine.

Medium bodied with clear finesse throughout. When it touches your tongue, you will be excited. A citrus heavy palate featuring honey and herbs. A touch of pepper along with some earth notes. Ridiculously long finish. This is a master crafted champagne. One I could honestly drink all the time.
— 9 days ago

Adam, Andrew and 3 others liked this

Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot

Craipillot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir

The new Céleste Sommelier , Sho, enthusiastically recommended this wine after reviewing our menu with Turbot as main course. Wafting in Cherry straight from the bottle to glass, this wine is brilliant straight out of the gate. Nice long finish. I want it everyday. — a month ago

Jan, Mike and 1 other liked this

Ram's Gate Winery

Sangiacomo Vineyards Roberts Road Pinot Noir 2017

*Woof* That’s some bangin’ ass Cali Pinot 🥳 🏆. Glad I bought four bottles — 3 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

40th Vintage Geyserville Zinfandel Blend

PnP from 2019. This is singing out of the gate. — 25 days ago

Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy

Vieilles Vignes Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2015

Pop and pour and just singing out of the gate. On the nose: lovely gevrey funk, perfumed red fruit and loads of spice..so complex. On the palate: fantastic acidity, ethereal mouthfeel and weight, soft red fruit, very finely grained tannin on the lovely, slightly chalky (austere?) finish. Anyway, this was a benchmarking exercise...this has loads in the tank, and I will check back at some point...I only say that because I buried my other bottles just so they would be hard to find.... — a month ago

Peter, Bob and 22 others liked this

Turley

California Rose Zinfandel 2020

Nose has ripe cherries, pomegranate juice, light vanilla and cedar shavings.

Palate has spiced cherry, raspberry, dried orange zest and watermelon; bold acidity out of the gate, but air has relaxed.

A delicious bottle, a true joy to find this as a Turley fan never having known they made a rosé...
— 2 days ago

Dawn, Paul and 29 others liked this