Contra Costa County, San Francisco Bay

Desire Lines Wine Co.

Experimental Series No 2 Fred's Home Block Mourvedre 2018

Mataro in perfect balance. This bottle literally arrived with a broken neck from shipping and I had no choice but to finish it off immediately and salvage a sneak peak. Pure pleasure while holding the perfect amount of complexity you want from the delta terroir, which is not a large window, and proves to those who can make it the real mastery that lay in the glass. This is not at all what anyone expects from Mourvèdre. It is like blending the best of Beaujolais and both northern and southern Rhône all at once without weight or heaviness at all, just the pure glide of complex fruit and romance. The winemaker feels this deeply and it is very obvious he knows exactly what he is doing. This is the very best that could be done with this👌🏼 — 8 days ago

Rhys Vineyards

Family Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Raspberries and balanced fruit. Nicely *not* a fruit bomb... — 2 days ago

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Cline Cellars

Ancient Vines Contra Costa County Zinfandel 2017

Very full bodied, dark berry flavors without being jammy. Additional spice notes makes it feel warmer. Loved it. — 9 days ago

Jessica Hurwit
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Cline Cellars

Live Oak Vineyard Zinfandel 2015

Insanely good zin with big flavor profile. Best with food, meat dishes esp. as has a nice white pepper spice along with coffee undertone — a month ago

Three Wine Company

Live Oak Contra Costa County Zinfandel 2013

128-yr. old vines. Super-rich, but I wish they had picked a bit earlier. This winery sources great Zin fruit from unique historical sources but they’re always over 15%. I cant help but think the wines would be more interesting and flexible if they picked earlier. In any event, this is quite good and shows very ripe Zin character, but the acids are low and the effect of some bottle age is a flatter mouthfeel. Still very good. — a month ago

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Viano Vineyards

Reserve Selection Sand Rock Hill Zinfandel 2012

For a value wine it's really tasty — 12 days ago

Cline Cellars

Single Vineyard Series Bridgehead Vineyard Zinfandel 2013

Big break is one of my favorites from Cline and never disappoints. Easy to drink, with lots of fruit spice and tannin. 15.5% abv. Can cellar it. — a month ago

Cline Cellars

Single Vineyard Series Heritage Contra Costa County Zinfandel 2015

Mild Dark cherry bouquet then peppery. Then an initial peppery plum middle that you would expect from a California zin. Let it breathe. Then a quick dry tannic finish. — a month ago