Humboldt County, North Coast

Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Red Hills Lake County Petit Verdot 2019

Deep purple in color with a tiny purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, tobacco leaf, earth, dark chocolates, black pepper and Mediterranean spices.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with currants, plums, cherries, sweet raspberries, spices, cedar, chocolates, tobacco leaf, licorice, herbs and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Petit Verdot from Lake County in California. Big, bold and spicy. Feels like a Napa Petite Sirah.

Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and a teeth staining color.

The mix of black and red fruits is very interesting. Tangy and rich.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Drinking very nicely now, and will continue to age in the next 5 to 7 years.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food.

Organic Petit verdot grapes are grown at 2,200 feet of elevation on red volcanic soil. A tiny production of only 1,300 bottles.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 8 days ago

Ted, Jay and 16 others liked this

Roots Run Deep Winery

Educated Guess Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry, leather smell, magenta purple, boysenberry, leather, brown sugar, blueberries, blackberry, hot tannin with focused acid, slightly hot — 18 days ago

Saracina Vineyards

Old Soul Mendocino County Zinfndel Blend 2019

Nice value. Peppery, good fruit. Nice every day wine — 19 days ago

Desire Lines Wine Co.

Cole Ranch Mendocino County Riesling 2020

Delectable Wine

Desire Lines' Riesling Cole Ranch is racy and rich in 2020. Lemon confit orchard fruit, jasmine and light tropical accents are front and center. I suppose the 2020 is perhaps a bit less varietal than it can be, but soft, creamy contours more than compensate. The 2020 is a delicious wine to enjoy over the coming years. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, June 2022)
— 9 days ago

Sharon liked this


"V V" Mendocino County Carignan 2017

Corks gives away who made this Garagiste private label. A nice blue collar dinner wine. Nose has loads of crunchy dark cherry, crushed limestoney soil, and a forest floor note. A blast of dry cherry/berry fruit opens on the palate, but it quickly gives way to some stony mineral notes. Nice zingy acids too. The tannins are resolved, but the zestiness says this will last a couple more years. — a month ago

Severn, Josh and 9 others liked this

Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Red Hills Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Licorice, dark red berries, earthy, musty flavors. This 2012 vintage does well over the decade. — 9 days ago

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High Valley Vineyard

High Valley Zinfandel 2018

Fruit forward aromas; very spicy on the tongue, balancing the fruit forward blackberry and plum notes. Happy Father's Day. Sharing the #fuckcancerwine wine. — 7 days ago

Michael Mondavi Family

Oberon Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Smooth and silky. Deep berry finish, yet not too sweet. Easily drinkable. These grapes were picked with love. — 10 days ago

John Ruvolo
with John


Indica Mendocino County Carignan 2019

Big, juicy, candied fruits abound here. Aromas of cherries and blueberries, and flavors of plum and black raspberry. All around a very enjoyable bottle of wine and a terrific pairing with pulled pork! 93% Carignane, 7% Valdiguie. 6/1/22. — 3 months ago

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Napa County Cabernet Franc 2010

Nice and full with great overtones…was worth the wait — 21 days ago