Lagar De Costa

Once & Future Wines

Oakley Road Vineyard Mataro 2022

PNP way too young I know. But holy cow what a funky nose right out of the gate. All sorts of green and brown vegetation, very weedy, but tons of dark fruit underneath. So soft in the mouth — which surprised me since I was expecting it to be way too tannic. Deep savory flavors. Great balance. So much character packed and stuffed into this one. Will update as it gains air.

UPDATE: As this gains air, the initial vegetative, weedy notes are being replaced with very pure blackberry liqueur scents and whiffs of smoky sandalwood.

Several wineries take fruit from the old, sandy vineyards in Contra Costa. Some make wines over 15% and the jammy fruit overshadows the other complex earthy notes. Others try to pick artificially early to get dry cranberry juice cocktail. This wine nails the sweet spot. Balance, complexity, and drinkability.
— 2 months ago

Severn, Douglas and 8 others liked this

Marisa Cuomo

Furore Bianco Fiorduva Costa d'Amalfi White Blend 2021

Zesty aromatic white wine, minerals, saline — 4 months ago

Domaine Costa Lazaridi

Amethystos Blanc

Greek sauv blanc in Kos. Acid blast. Should go well with the 🦑 🐙 🐟 — 2 months ago

Turd liked this

Cline Cellars

Ancient Vines Contra Costa County Zinfandel

Favorite wine! Sweet and fruity
15% alcohol!
— 3 months ago

Dirty & Rowdy

Evangelho Vineyard Mourvedre 2016

Out of Mag. Exotic wild dark fruit. -still tasted fresh. — 4 months ago

Shay and Bob liked this


Contra Costa County Red Table Wine 2018

Last bottle of vintage — 23 days ago

Ted, Neil and 1 other liked this


Costa del Salmino Ghemme Riserva Nebbiolo 2017

Substantial depth and great finish. Riserva! — 2 months ago

Ira, Severn and 4 others liked this


Contra Costa County Carignane 2020

First pour of the vintage for me. Smells like I just pulled fresh table grapes off the stem. Initial flavors of red fruit herbs and something floral, followed by unripe plum and cola. Light bodied but medium pigment extraction. After sixty minutes, flavors integrate. — 3 months ago

Ira, Ted and 2 others liked this