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Ridge Geyserville Vineyard Sonoma County 2007
Ridge Geyserville Vineyard Sonoma County 2007
United States / California
NBW domestic selections
Red / 750ml (regular bottle)
Dry / Rich & Full
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"The dark ruby/purple-colored 2007 Geyserville Proprietary Red (58% Zinfandel, 22% Carignan, 18% Petite Sirah, and the rest Mourvedre with 14.4% alcohol) offers up attractive aromas of boysenberries, black cherries, earth, pepper, and spice. Medium to full-bodied, elegant, and pure, this classy wine should drink well for 7-8 years.

Ridge’s iconic Monte Bello Proprietary Red (no longer called Cabernet Sauvignon) is one of the candidates for the longest-lived Bordeaux blend made in California. Even vintages from the late sixties and early seventies are still vibrant wines. The winery owns just over 100 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon vines, and production varies enormously based on the mountain climate. With respect to this group of wines, the smallest yields were achieved in 2005, and the highest in 2007. The selection process here is relatively severe. For their Monte Bello, the flagship wine, 32% of the production was used in 2003, 38% in 2004, 49% in 2005, 39% in 2006, and 41% in 2007. These wines continue to be anomalies in the sense that the Cabernet Sauvignon component is aged in American oak, a somewhat contrarian procedure since most top producers long ago moved to French oak. The Santa Cruz Mountains cuvees, essentially a second wine culled out from Monte Bello, are also high quality efforts from Ridge. Each of the vintages I tasted reflects the vintage conditions in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Three 2008 barrel samples reveal a consistent, high quality style with slightly more elevated alcohol contents."--The Wine Advocate
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Marietta Old Vine Red NV
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Philip Togni Ca'Togni Sweet Red 375 ml 2000
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Thackrey Pleiades XXI California
Thackrey Pleiades XXI California
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One of California's most iconic and mystical winemakers, Sean Thackrey has logged in 20 or more vintages of consistently stunning wines...his "Pleiades" is in its 21st cycle around the heavens, and as is usual with this heavenly blend, we're not exactly sure what's inside. Gorgeous red fruits, a hint of Bolinas eucalyptus leaf, a lot of spice -- a delicious wine from top to bottom and as rare and exquisite as a shooting star.
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Abrente Albarino Napa Valley 2010
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Cosa Obra Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma Coast 2010
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Selene Sauvignon Blanc Hyde Vineyard Carneros 2010
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From the winemaker: The 2010 Selene Sauvignon Blanc is winemaker Mia Klein’s favorite vintage since 2000! She says it is one of the more perfect vintages for Sauvignon Blanc..."
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Antica Terra Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2009
Antica Terra Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2009
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From the winemaker: "Antica Terra displays the richness of the vintage, but it is paler, detailed and more concise. Its flavors are from the forest: small wild berries, chanterelles, yellow leaves. This wine includes more fruit from our estate and two extreme sites closer to the coast. In 2009 the stems from these sites ripened to become russet, dense and woody. The impressions of spice, woodlands and autumn come from this."
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Cep Vineyards Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2009
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A family winery that has gone from strength to strength. Cep Vineyards is a secret "second" label of Peay Vineyards, one of northern California's most lauded and definitely talented small-production wineries. Cool-climate Pinot Noir (especially at this price) just doesn't get any better.
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Copain Pinot Noir Tous Ensemble Anderson Valley 2009
Copain Pinot Noir Tous Ensemble Anderson Valley 2009
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County Line Chardonnay Anderson Valley 2009
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"The dark ruby/purple-colored 2007 Geyserville Proprietary Red (58% Zinfandel, 22% Carignan, 18% Petite Sirah, and the rest Mourvedre with 14.4% alcohol) offers up attractive aromas of boysenberries, black cherries, earth, pepper, and spice. Medium to full-bodied, elegant, and pure, this classy wine should drink well for 7-8 years.

Ridge’s iconic Monte Bello Proprietary Red (no longer called Cabernet Sauvignon) is one of the candidates for the longest-lived Bordeaux blend made in California. Even vintages from the late sixties and early seventies are still vibrant wines. The winery owns just over 100 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon vines, and production varies enormously based on the mountain climate. With respect to this group of wines, the smallest yields were achieved in 2005, and the highest in 2007. The selection process here is relatively severe. For their Monte Bello, the flagship wine, 32% of the production was used in 2003, 38% in 2004, 49% in 2005, 39% in 2006, and 41% in 2007. These wines continue to be anomalies in the sense that the Cabernet Sauvignon component is aged in American oak, a somewhat contrarian procedure since most top producers long ago moved to French oak. The Santa Cruz Mountains cuvees, essentially a second wine culled out from Monte Bello, are also high quality efforts from Ridge. Each of the vintages I tasted reflects the vintage conditions in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Three 2008 barrel samples reveal a consistent, high quality style with slightly more elevated alcohol contents."--The Wine Advocate