High Valley, North Coast

Enfield Wine Co.

Heron Lake Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Doesn’t bowl you over with concentration but Enfield is all about subtlety and balance. Green apple, pear, slightly bitter lemon finish, not a whiff of butter or vanilla or toast in sight — a day ago

Iwan, Tom and 8 others liked this

Lava Vine

Suisun Valley Petite Sirah 2015

Very dark. Smells resinous and berry-lucious. Forests and good humus come to mind. Flavors are nice. It’s dry and very tannic, but it’s got nice anise, licorice stuff to go with the plum and dark berries. Very complex and filled with flavor. This is classic, classy Petite. — 17 days ago

Jason, Rhonely and 2 others liked this

Roederer Estate

L'Ermitage Brut Anderson Valley Chardonnay Blend 2013

Really enjoyed this sparkling. Crisp with lots of nuttiness on the pallet: almond and pine nuts are prevalent. Loving Napa. — 14 days ago

Vanessa, Severn and 19 others liked this

Toulouse Vineyards

Redwood Valley Zinfandel 2016

Medium body. A little thin. Took a while to open up to strawberries, plums and mountain herb. Would be interested to try this aged longer. — 4 days ago

Mike, Kristie and 2 others liked this

Goldeneye (Duckhorn Vineyards)

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Loved it. Smooth and tasty. Had it at Summit House with Prime Rib. One of the better Pinot Noir. On our favorite Pinot Noir list. — 8 days ago

Byron, Romain and 6 others liked this

Tessier Winery

Filigreen Farm Pinot Gris 2019

I didn’t know it was possible to enjoy a Pinot Gris this much (outside of Friuli or Alsace). This unfiltered, 3-days-on-the-skins version from Tessier is evocative and vivid: golden apple, white peach, pennyroyal, bergamot. A single-vineyard wine from Filigreen Farm, a self-sustaining, biodynamically famed vineyard in the Anderson Valley. — 3 days ago

Severn and Romain liked this

Toulouse Vineyards

The Drippings Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Drippings= the last five gallons of each estate Pinot barrel blended into one, with a little more oak aging. I like their leaner pinots even more. — 5 days ago

David, Mike and 1 other liked this

Caymus Vineyards

Suisun Valley Grand Durif 2017

Really enjoyed this. Slightly sweet round dark fruit. — 4 days ago

David, Mike and 2 others liked this

McDowell Valley Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon 1978


Given to Warren years ago and opened for first post COVID dinner 5/29/21 with the usual crew of eight who were class of ‘78. Surprisingly no hint of the metallic notes I remembered but just that complex evolving swirl of flavors of these old Cabs on the nose and palate with lingering finish. Joy to drink. Probably the last one. — 15 days ago

Deep Valley

Mendocino Red Blend 2018

Nice wine! Very flavorful- drinking by itself with friends -wish we had a 2nd bottle! 2018 - given to me as a present! Just a little dry.
— a day ago