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2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Sauvignon Blanc Judge Family Vineyard, USA, California, Sonoma - Wine review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

Green gold in color.  The nose is nice; a bit grassy with some tropical fruit.  On the palate, there is anice slightly oily texture.  Tropical fruits and melon notes.  Slightly

2015 Kutch Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, USA, California, Sonoma - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Light golden in color.  The nose is very nice.  Clean with no overt oak showing.  Green apples, slight lemon cream and slight pineapple.  On the palate, this is again clean with

2014 Carlisle Syrah Sonoma County, USA, California - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

What an outstanding value.  Under $30 for this quality of a Syrah.  It will certainly improve with some cellar time but is great right now.  Purple in color.  The nose has boyse

2008 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc, USA, California, Napa

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Drinking well right now.  Not yet at peak but I don't know how much better it will get.  Purple in color.  Wonderful nose of black cherries, green tobacco, cigar box and leather.&nbs

2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Sauvignon Blanc Judge Family Vineyard, USA, California, Sonoma - Wine review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

A very nice Sauvignon Blanc.  Light green gold in color.  The nose is slightly grassy with good minerals and slight limes.  On the palate, a lovely oily texture.  Nice fruit; ki

2007 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, USA, California, Sonoma, Russian River - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Ruby/purple in color.  The nose has cherries, slightly sour and sandalwood.  On the palate, sour cherries with slight root beer note.  This is a big wine and ageing pretty slowly.&nb

2014 Walter Hansel Winery Chardonnay Cuvée Alyce, USA, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

This has really improved in the last 6 months.  This has some oak on it which may be a question for some, but if you like this style, it is impressive.  Deep golden in color.  The no

2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Old Vines, USA, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley - Wine Reivew

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

This is such a tremendous value.  Around $30.  Purple in color.  The nose is great with raspberries, dark cherries, spice, bramble and char.  On the palate, what a great texture

2011 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard, USA, California, Sonoma Coast - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Drinking quite well right now.  Perhaps a bit earlier than prior vintages.  Deep ruby in color.  The nose is great with sour cherries, cherries, slight black licorice and baking spic

2012 Hidden Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Impassable Mountain Reserve, USA, California, Sonoma - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95

Purple in color.  Opaque and bright.  The nose is great with cassis, cedar, spice, slight fresh turne loam and bit of chocolate.  On the palate, this has ripe but not overtly ripe fr

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