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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

2001 Pride Mountain Vineyards Syrah, USA, California, Sonoma - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Great showing for this.  Still quite youthful.  Purple in color, to the rim.  On the nose, this has black raspberries, slight black pepper, hints of roasted meats and slight charcoal

2009 Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret, USA, California, Sonoma, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
96

Excellent wine and in a young, but good place right now.  It does have a decade or two left.  Purple in color, ruby at the rim.  The nose has dust, cassis, cherries, slight sandalwoo

2015 Jax Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Block 3, USA, California, Sonoma - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

This is there luxury cuvee.  It was pop and pour which did this a disservice as it was quite tight.  Purple in color.  The nose is deep with cassis, coffee and slight peppery notes.&

2015 Jax Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, USA, California, Sonoma, Calistoga

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

An outstanding Sonoma Cabernet.  At $50, this is certainly priced in the ball park.  it is very tight right now, so it needs some cellaring or air before serving.  Purple in color.&n

2015 Jax Vineyards Pinot Noir Y3, USA, California, Sonoma, Russian River - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

Ruby in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice; earthy with cherries.  On the palate, this is bigger in style with cherries and slight sour cherries.  Nice texture.  Plenty

2013 White Oak Vineyards & Winery Pinot Noir, USA, California, Sonoma - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
87

Ruby in color.  The nose has cherries/cherry juice.  On the palate, this is a bit one dimenstional.  More feminine in nature.  Cherries.  Actually, in the world of Pinot No

Red 2014 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
87

This is not the greatest Napa Cab on the market.  It also costs around $20, so it doesn't have to be.  It certainly presents a nice value and is just fine for parties.  Purple in col

2012 Marcassin Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard, California, Sonoma Coast - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95

Light golden in color.  i believe this is their most recent release of a Chardonnay.  The nose is very nice with grapefruits, a floral quality and slight peach.  There is also a vani

Sonoma Wineries with the Best Views - 2015 Best of Sonoma

 

For the 2015 Best of Sonoma Lists we surveyed hundreds of local vintners asking for their inside perspective of the best wines, tasting rooms, and restaurants in Sonoma. 

When we decided to come up with a list of Sonoma wineries with the most awe inspiring views, we surveyed over 100 of the area’s top vintners. The following wineries were pervasive throughout our survey results.

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