East Coast, North Island

Jamesport Vineyards

east end Red Field Blend 2013

This is a young wine, great bouquet and a nice finish. Don’t know why all the hate; if this were from France, all these bitches will be Ravi g about it. — a month ago

Raffaldini Vineyards

Classico Sangiovese 2017

Raffaldini is as consistent a wine producer as any on the East Coast… The expectations of their standard Sangiovese are realistic....and they exceed my expectations each time. Purity and balance describes this happy, in-season red cherry profile. Tremendous value for weekday Italian/Mediterranean fare.  — 5 months ago

Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Schram Brut Rosé 2005

A delicious bubbly! Has a creamy , fruit and yeast taste. Long finish. Just yummy. Wish my east coast Buddies lived closer. — 9 months ago

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Ron R

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We are with you in spirit, @Hugh O'Riordan 🙂

Chloe Wine Collection

Red No. 249 North Coast Syrah Blend 2015

Liked it. Balanced. East to drink. Good for groups. — 2 years ago

La Follette

Sun Chase Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

The only way to get the prior bottle stink off is to burn it off! Definitely the hottest chips I’ve had,
Chard isn’t bad either
Jeb & Parker/lisa 94, but since I found for $30.00 instead of $50.00 from the winery its a 95-96

Planted on the west-facing hillside where the cool Petaluma Gap collides with Sonoma Mountain, this site overlooks a broad sweep of the county from the San Pablo Bay to north Santa Rosa. Our Chardonnay block with an east-west row aspect sits on a sun-drenched, rocky incline at 1000' where fruit yields are naturally limited with small clusters and aromatic fruit.

76 clone
Whole-cluster pressing, 100% native yeast primary fermentation, 100% wild malolactic fermentation
11 months in low toast, air-dry 3-year-old French oak, 25% new
Alc.14.1% |
— 4 months ago

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Betsy Schermer

Betsy Schermer

@Paul T- Huntington Beach I love Greg’s wines. I loved Tandem back in the day.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

But what about my chip selection @Betsy Schermer ?🤷🏼‍♂️
Betsy Schermer

Betsy Schermer

@Paul T- Huntington Beach I completely missed then!

Villa Maria

Private Bin East Coast Pinot Grigio

Muy bueno, suave no dulce.. smooth — 8 months ago


North Coast Trousseau 2017

Beautiful light brick color. Light mouth feel with a bitter edge like Campari or vermouth. Grown east of burgundy on the border of Switzerland (where comte cheese is from!). Trousseau means dowry 😍 Caroline says every trousseau she’s had is interesting so it’s always worth trying. Some may be barnyard’y the night you open them but they really open up the next day. — 2 years ago

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Lang & Reed

North Coast Cabernet Franc 2015

Lighter mouthfeel but pretty acidic. Tastes darker than east coast cab francs for sure, and that green pepper flavor is less prominent. Would go well with red sauce pizza - very good value overall! — 4 months ago

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Saint Clair Family Estate

Sauvignon Blanc

East coast ladies of Chicago wine tasting - really nice and light - not too sweet, fruity and flowery, very drinkable — 7 months ago

Clendenen Family Vineyards

The Pip Santa Maria Valley Nebbiolo 2014

#Nebbiolo is a surprisingly rare grape. Even in its native Piedmont, it accounts for only 8% of vineyard land. There are fewer than 100 hectares planted in the United States. 🕵️‍♂️🍇
Over 80% of prewar Italian immigrants came from Sicily and Southern Italy. Piedmont was the wealthiest and most politically dominant region. But if fortunes were reversed, could Nebbiolo have taken Primitivo/Zinfandel’s place as a grape relatively uncommon on the boot but dominant in California? 🤔🇮🇹🇺🇸
Probably not. The Nebbiolo vine is *not* for beginners. It flowers early and ripens late, making it susceptible to both spring and autumn frosts. It loves the occasional fog bath (some say the name is derived from ‘nebbia’, Italian for fog ☁️☁️☁️) but is prone to the mildew that may result from such humid conditions. Its fussiness would make Pinot Noir blush: it demands southwesterly exposure, a proper gradient, constant sun above, and fog licking at its toes.
Sound anything like California’s Central Coast? 🌅
In the Santa Maria Valley, where the East-West Transverse Range bends back into the North-South Coastal Range, it’s possible. Vineyard selection still requires extreme discretion - an eye like @JimClendenen’s, perhaps.
Jim began the Nebbiolo program at the legendary
#BienNacido vineyard in 1994. Production is small, but if you track down his “The Pip” Nebbiolo, it will only run you about $30. You’ll believe anything is possible when you have real California Nebbiolo of this quality come wafting out of the glass at you! 🙌🙌
🏞.“The Pip” is named after Jim’s old cellar dog Pip, a border collie. So it only seemed right to include one of our own pips! 🐈
— a year ago