Mendocino, North Coast

Bee Hunter

Elevate Mendocino County Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2017

Bee Hunter Wines Elevate Pinot Noir 2017, California

A very pretty ruby in color with a wide brick/ reddish rim.

Fruity nose with cherries, blueberries, vanilla, licorice, oak, spices, light vegetables, herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate and fruit forward with cherries, strawberries, raspberries, light chocolates, spices, light oak, rose pedals, herbs and peppercorn.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very nice Pinot Noir from California. Easy drinking and well-balanced with a soft mouthfeel.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good right out of the bottle.

Tangy and fruit forward. Rich and elegant with nice complexity.

I love the fact that it is relatively low in alcohol. A great porch wine.

A good quality wine that will age nicely in the next 5 years.

Grapes are from Mendocino County (68%) and the rest from Sonoma County.

13.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$50.
— 18 days ago

Brandon, Daniel P. and 14 others liked this

Las Jaras Wines

Old Vines Sweet Berry Wine Carignan

Strawberry, melon and black pepper on the nose. Fresh blackberry, cranberry sauce, green bell pepper, balanced acid, a touch of butteriness at the end that rounds everything out. — 8 days ago

Grace liked this

Lioco

Mendocino County Rosé of Carignan 2020

Nariz: fresa, toronja, sandía, grama

Boca: Acidez M+, Alcohol M

Refrescante.
— 21 days ago

Dawn, Jose and 4 others liked this
Jose Lorenzo

Jose Lorenzo

One of my go too’s by the pool.

Troika

Mendocino County Grenache 2015

Very light in color and very pretty floral nose. Elegant. Really enjoyed this with pizza at The Red Grape — 3 days ago

Shay, Ron and 6 others liked this

McDowell Valley Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon 1978

JKT
9.2

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. — 14 days ago

Lioco

Indica Mendocino County Carignan Rosé 2020

Grapefruit aromas and flavors, tart citrus acid, lingering minerals for a long finish. — 19 hours ago

Cobb

Cole Ranch Vineyard Riesling 2020

John Howard
9.3

Beautiful and complex. — 11 days ago

Aravind, Romain and 18 others liked this

Pax Mahle Wines

Buddha's Dharma Mendocino County Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc’s day is coming, and PAX really gets it right. The nose is pretty restrained but on the palate the wine is broad and satisfying. It has a great weight and texture, the finish is clean. Fantastic with our spread of Sonoma County cheeses. — 2 days ago

Ryme Cellars

Fox Hill Vineyard Sangiovese Friulano

Fruit juicy co-fermentation...85% Sangiovese 15% Fruilano. Early heat wave at Michigan Lake house... slight chill, tempted to break out the ice cubes. Tannic grip on finish, strawberry/fruit punch aromas... nice bright acidity. Very unusual, but fun... can imagine this as a yummy slushee. — 22 days ago

Mike, Eric and 4 others liked this

Terminim François et Donald

Cépages d'Or Alder Springs Vineyard Marsanne Roussanne 2018

This is a wonderful white blend from California. A great collaboration between a French and a Californian wine makers.

Showing citrus, lemons, apples, pears, minerals, herbs, spices, light earth and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with some light RS.

Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Shows nice complexity already. Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.

I paired it with a duck Pâté with cognac. Delicious.

A blend of Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier and Picpoul Blanc.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$40.
— a month ago

Alex, Josh and 16 others liked this