Contra Costa County, San Francisco Bay

Sandlands

Contra Costa County Mataro 2020

Popped and poured; consumed over two days. No formal notes. The 2020 Mataro pours a deep garnet/purple with a nearly opaque core and some staining of the tears. Predominately dark fruited with some pepper, and minerals. The wine is dry with very good structure. Tart and so fresh at this stage! I’m going to give my remaining bottles a bit more time. — 19 days ago

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Skywalker Vineyards

Marin County Pinot Noir 2017

Nice way to end my first week on Grammar Rodeo!!! — 4 days ago

Pax Mahle Wines

Marine Terraces Santa Cruz Chenin Blanc 2021

Guava, pomelo, lime. Chalk mineral and a touch of haze. Gorgeous and drinkable. One of the best chenins in America. — 18 days ago

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Once & Future Wines

Oakley Road Vineyard Mataro 2015

Rescuing my baby home from a recent work trip with this delicious new find. Heavier than your Pinot but lighter than a blend. Juicy, fruit forward with a wonderful Cali breeze to the nose…kinda like how my baby hits me with her Luciousness. Definitely a repeat and option for the home staple. — 6 days ago

Extradimensional Wine Co. Yeah!

Evangelho Vineyard Old Vine Mourvedre 2020

Speak no evil. Brilliant — 16 days ago

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Bedrock Wine Co.

Areio e Vento e Amor Evangelho Vineyard Red Blend 2018

Grown up Hawaiian Punch in fruit profile and drinkability, but also a fine wine. Silky and aromatic (those sandy sandy soils!) A red you can have with fish according to my mother. — 22 days ago

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Bedrock Wine Co.

Evangelho Vineyard Carignan 2020

Bedrock’s first effort at making a vineyard specific Carignan from their Evangelho site was a big success in my book. Milky purple in the glass, it opens musty and dusty for a young wine with a great balance of richness and acidity. A touch of minerality too. A great food wine — felt a bit like a Barbera to me overall. Sadly this isn’t planned as an every year wine from Bedrock, just when the barrel samples warrant it and aren’t headed for the field blends Bedrock is known for — 21 days ago

Kendric Vineyards

Marin County Pinot Noir 2018

Super fresh and clean Pinot Noir, nice acid and excellent balance, medium-long finish, very nice!! — 13 days ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
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