Random Reviews – California, etc.

2020 Rasa Vineyards, Occam’s Razor, Pinot Gris (RT92) This voluptuous, beautifully textured Pinot Gris, crafted in Washington State by the brothers at Rasa Vineyards, is totally off the charts delicious. Showing its long skin contact with its deep color, it delivers a supple mouth texture few Pinot Gris can. Warm, rich notes of ripe yellow peach, decadent Comice pear, white flowers, and a hint of Meyer lemon leads to a gorgeous mouthfeel layered with delightful ripe fruit and soft acidity. This is a serious stand out! Drink now-2025 to catch the freshness.

2016 Mail Road, Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills (RT94) A mere 100 cases of this stunning juice is produced from Mail Road’s Estate grown, cream of the crop declassified production. This is their newest bottling: Mail Road Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills. An expression of Mt. Carmel’s unique terroir, this wine is everything I look for in a Santa Rita Hills bottling and at an impressively affordable price. Ripe and powerful, with a laser focus. A beautiful wine showing dark cherry and strawberry fruit with hints of sexy cocoa powder, black pepper and chalk accents. Pure pleasure in a focused, gorgeous style. Drink now-2026

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