Mendocino Ridge, North Coast

Bee Hunter

Elevate Mendocino County Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2017

A very tasty Pinot Noir from California. Nicely balanced with a nice smooth mouthfeel. Easy drinking with medium acidity.

Medium bodied and dry on the palate. Fruit forward with nice complexity.

Showing red fruits with light wood, spices, tobacco, chocolates and peppercorn.

Tangy finish with soft tannins.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself.

13.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$50.
— 9 days ago

Ted, Alex and 12 others liked this

McNab Ridge

Family Reserve Largo Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

So excellent. Just the right amount of oak to accessorize the fruit (blackberries, raspberries, all the colored berries you could desire!). Just the right amount of acid to keep things from being too weighty. — a month ago

Severn, Ron and 8 others liked this

Portalupi Wine Co.

Graziano Vineyard Arneis 2013

California Arneis is a wonderful thing. Butterscotch. Apricot. Round and full-bodied. The bright acidity balances out / disguises the 14.4% abv.

Gotta love winemakers with the gall to plant a grape whose name translate as “very difficult and demanding person”
— 24 days ago

Ira, Severn and 2 others liked this

Florèz Wines

Shangra-li Mendo Savv-B 2020

Looks like grapefruit juice in the glass. Smells of seashore and pomelo. Palate is lovely and complex. Tart limes, sea brine, some wood, a hint of tropical fruits, more citrus flavors, grass/hay component. It lingers on my palate with an almost nuttiness. I really enjoy this. It reminds me of some scholium project wines I’ve had in the past. — 9 days ago

Ericsson, Ira and 2 others liked this

Navarro Vineyards

Mendocino Zinfandel 2018

Purple, inky, dense. Eucalyptus and blackberry in nose. Blackberry and cherry in mouth, slightly tart in initial pour. Mild lactic aftertaste. Not a classic Zin style but a fine Cali Zin regardless. — 14 days ago

Ira, Neil and 4 others liked this

Buddy Buddy Wine

Zapple Juice

Slightly better than the other but neither really made a huge impression. I remember liking this much more a couple of months ago at the winery. — 3 days ago

Scharffenberger

Brut Excellence Mendocino County Sparkling Wine

Disgorged 11/2019
Always a good CA bubble.

Fruity with plenty of acidity and dryness. Visual bubbles faint but noticeable on 2nd day, plenty good unseen saturation.
— 12 days ago

Ericsson, Adam and 1 other liked this

Idlewild

Flora & Fauna Barbera Blend 2019

Pale ruby color. Aromas of dark cherry, ink and dried herbs. Violets, sweet cherries, strawberry and graphite finish. — 10 days ago

Paul, Tom and 10 others liked this

Buddy Buddy Wine

Filigreen Apple Cider

Nose is perfume. Light flowers, a hint of rose, with some greenery, apples in the background. Palate is nice. Very light with more flowers, green apple, a hint of lemon zest. It’s nice but too many other better ciders out currently. — 3 days ago

Martha Stoumen

Benson Ranch Young Vine Nero d'Avola Rosato 2020

all the berries!! some light spice undertones. beautiful balance between juicy fruit and acid! — 11 days ago

Melissa liked this