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Welcome to the wine notes page. The idea here is very simple. We have over 5000 ratings in our wine tasting database that we'd like to share with anyone who might find these opinions useful. The number of ratings grows weekly.

Our primary focus is on the wineries of the Sacramento region. We spend our time tasting in Lodi, Amador County, El Dorado County, the valley and the Gold Country. Of course, we attend the weekly tastings at BevMo as well, so we get a good selection of California and world-wide wines in our database as well.

Below you'll find a list of our 20 most recent ratings. But to search the whole database for what you're looking for please visit the search page. We have a total of 5724 wines in our database currently.

WinerySpecial DesignationVintageVarietalRatingDateTastedNotesBuy Again?
Trader JoesSonona County Russian River Valley2019Pinot Noir8711/7/2020 n
Mangels VineyardsReserve Lot 0022018Petite Sirah889/9/2020 y
30 DegreesSanta Barbara Country2018Pinot Noir859/6/2020 n
Cloud BreakBlack Cloud Red Blend2016Blend (Red Wine)839/6/2020 n
Gliss CellarsMendocino County2016Syrah849/6/2020 n
Rock Creek Family VineyardsFrench Bar California2016Petite Sirah829/6/2020 n
RavenswoodOld Vine Sonoma County2016Zinfandel878/29/2020 n
Castle Rock WineryColumbia Valley Red Wine Cuvee2014Blend (Red Wine)868/20/2020Cab, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Syrahn
Trader JoesPetit Reserve Napa Valley2016Pinot Noir878/20/2020 n
Palmaz VineyardsNapa Valley2016Cabernet Sauvignon897/29/2020Super tight. Let breath over night. Lots better with food than by itself.n
SiduriSanta Barbara County2018Pinot Noir887/1/2020 n
SiduriSanta Rita Hills2018Pinot Noir887/1/2020 n
LucaOld Vine Malbec Argentina2018Malbec896/28/2020Very nice, but not very concentrated in flavory
Trader JoesPlatinum Reserve Carneros2018Pinot Noir896/21/2020 y
Oak Farm VineyardsLedbetter Family Vineyard Russian River Valley2018Pinot Noir886/9/2020Pretty average pinot. Nothing really to write home about. The previous year was much bettern
Oak Farm VineyardsLodi Estate Grown2019Rose906/7/2020Sangio/Barberay
Oak Farm VineyardsLodi Silvaspoons Vineyards Rose of Grenache2019Rose886/7/2020 n
Oak Farm VineyardsLodi Estate Grown2017Barbera886/6/2020 n
Oak Farm VineyardsLodi Estate Grown2017Merlot886/6/2020 n
Oak Farm VineyardsLodi Estate Grown2018Malbec896/6/2020 y
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