Contra Costa County, San Francisco Bay


Contra Costa County Carignane 2022

Popped and poured; enjoyed over two days. Best on Day 2. The 2022 Carignane “Contra Costa County” pours a deep magenta with a near opaque core and an electric looking rim; medium viscosity with moderate staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with a combination of tart and ripe black plums, black berries, licorice, soft baking spices, stony earth and minerals. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium tannins and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is medium and bright; energetic with lovely minerals. Lovely stuff. Drink now through 2032. — 23 days ago

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Once & Future Wines

Oakley Road Vineyard Mataro 2017

Flowers and chocolate. Rose, lavender, hibiscus and milk chocolate. Aging well. — a month ago

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Cline Cellars

Ancient Vines Contra Costa County Zinfandel

Favorite wine! Sweet and fruity
15% alcohol!
— 10 days ago

Rhys Vineyards

Family Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Dark ruby. Nose is mellow on first open. Palette is excellent. Deep stewed fruits, acid, and tannin coming through on the finish. Really like this — 15 days ago

Scott@Mister, Ed and 3 others liked this

Three Wine Company

Contra Costa County Petite Sirah 2010

Beautiful label with original artwork. Aged well. Color is still very dark. Smells meaty. Floral too. Hints of violets. Berry melange. Flavors are dense and very tannic. Fairly complex and very chewy. Clean and clear with the lovely flavors. Plenty of savory and licorice-y stuff. This is Petite at its best and it’s still going strong 14 years on. — 2 months ago

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Duarte Vineyard Zinfandel


At Ogino’s post Thanksgiving. Excellent ripe modern style but of old Zin. — 5 months ago

Rhys Vineyards

Home Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Fun to drink alongside the 2013 Horseshoe Pinot. The Home Vineyard Pinot has always presented more rustic and earthy flavors. Drink up. — 7 days ago

Paul, David and 12 others liked this

Dirty & Rowdy

Evangelho Vineyard Mourvedre 2016

Out of Mag. Exotic wild dark fruit. -still tasted fresh. — 25 days ago

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Contra Costa County Red Table Wine 2020

Lavender, blackberry and a little funk in nose in initial pour. Dense ruby red. Light body, slight skin astringency finish. Needs some time to open. Fairly tart. Raspberry flavor emerges first, then cherry. 24 hours later, fresh table grape character and seed tannins predominate. This is a solid light tasting table red with plenty of tannins for aging. I do find I miss the Zinfandel portion from earlier vintages but get more bottles of these and the style will grow on you — 3 months ago

Ted, Ira and 2 others liked this