Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2010
92 points | 1510 cases made |
Detailed, offering notes of creamy oak, ripe apple, pear and spice, with a delicate finish. Drink now through 2020. –JL
Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Goldridge 2010
91 points | 1015 cases made |
Graceful and elegant, with spicy black tea, black cherry, fresh earth and subtle mineral notes. Ends with a watermelo-strawberry touch. Drink now through 2020. –JL
Syrah Russian River Valley Goldridge Vineyard 2010
92 points | 300 cases made |
This Syrah is a more tannic, structured style, with crushed rock, loamy earth, dark berry and cedar-tobacco leaf scents, ending with tannins that provide traction and a burst of black licorice. Drink now through 2022.—J.L.
Russian River Valley Goldridge Vineyard 2010
90 points | 380 cases made |
Understated and Bordeaux-like in its restraint and flavor profile, offering spice, red bell pepper, red berry and currant flavors. Gracefully balanced, pure and persistent. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now through 2022.—J.L.
Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley Guadagni Bros. Vineyard 2010
92 points | 175 cases made |
Inky and dark, showing huckleberry and blackberry flavors at the core, featuring plenty of details of dried lavendar, white pepper, sarsaparilla, Earl Grey tea and espresso. Full-bodied, with a chewy finish. Drink now through 2025.—M.W.
Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2009
90 points | 1525 cases made |
Offers rich, vivid peach, nectarine and floral scents. Pure and clean, ending with delicate melon and vanilla notes. Drink now through 2017. 1,525 cases made. –JL
Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Goldridge Vineyard 2009
95 points | 760 cases made |
A riveting wine, with fragrant, delicate plum and black cherry notes. Firms nicely, dipping into red and black licorice flavors, displaying lively acidity and ending with a laser beam of fruitiness. Drink now through 2018. From California.—J.L.
Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Altamont Vineyard Old Vines 2009
94 points | 325 cases made |
Pure, ripe plum, blueberry and wild berry flavors are supple and graceful, delicate and detailed. This is most impressive on the finish
where the flavors are fresh and lively. Drink now through 2018. From California.—J.L.
Pinot Noir Russian River Valley High Plains 2009
93 points | 210 cases made |
Intense, with vivid wild berry, raspberry and red and black licorice notes, gaining depth and persistence. Adds a touch of mineral, but returns to the red berry and blackberry themes on the finish. Drink now through 2018.—J.L.
Syrah Russian River Valley Goldridge 2009
92 points | 500 cases made |
A mix of ripe, complex dark berry, mocha, fresh earth and tobacco flavors, featuring touches of spice and pepper. Firm, with a graceful finish. Drink now through 2023 -J.L .
Syrah Russian River ValleyFrei Road2009
93 points | 235 cases made |
A graceful, seamless Syrah, rich in dark berry, spice, mocha and tobacco-cigar box flavors, with notes of licorice. full-bodied yet elegant, turning subtle and refined. Drink now through 2022.—J.L.
Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Guadagni Bros. Vineyard 2009
93 points | 700 cases made |
The rare Zinfandel with focus and structure, offering aromas of wild berry and pepper, with complex flavors of baked black cherry and smoky spice. Drink now through 2017. 700 cases made. –TF.
Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2008
91 points | 1,540 cases made |
Fresh and floral, with white peach and honeydew melon flavors that show hints of honey and honeysuckle. Medium- to full-bodied and creamy-textured, ending with a subtle, graceful finish. Drink now through 2017. 1,540 cases made. –JL
Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2008
95 points | 1,050 cases made |
Aromas of plum and blackberry jam turn firm and intense on the palate, gaining depth, nuance and traction. Finishes with a strong burst of flavors. Drink now through 2018. From California.—J.L.
Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Goldridge Vineyard 2008
92 points | 1,025 cases made |
A lighter, more delicate style, with fragrant rose petal, black cherry, wild berry, berry jam and spice notes. Medium- to full-bodied,
this ends the way it started, delicate and fragrant. Drink now through 2018.—J.L.
Syrah Russian River Valley 2008
91 points | 340 cases made |
A graceful, stylish mix of subtle spice, berry, cedar, tobacco and mineral flavors, this full-bodied wine is appropriately tannic, yet it's the finesse, polish and refinement that's most striking. Drink now through 2020. 340 cases made. –JL
Syrah Russian River Valley Goldridge Vineyard 2008
90 points | 345 cases made |
Very approachable, smooth and polished, with a subtle mix of spice, mineral, dark berry, plum and cedar flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, ending with nuances of spiced gingerbread. Drink now through 2018. 345 cases made. –JL
Cabernet Sauvignon Russian River Valley Vineyard 2008
92 points | 300 cases made |
Complex, well-structured and elegant, with spicy raspberry, cedar and red licorice flavors, turning supple and graceful on the long, subtle, lingering finish. A rare Russian River Cabernet, not to mention one that succeeds handsomely. Drink now through 2020. 300 cases made. –JL