La Costa

Sandlands

Contra Costa County Red Table Wine 2017

Alder Yarrow
9.6

There’s this expression that has arisen in the wine industry in the past decade - “crushable” or “smashable” wines, wines that All but demand you drink another glass and another until you realize sadly that you’ve drunk the entire bottle and you desperately want another. I’ve had my share of such wines, but this is my new favorite “gimme the whole bottle” font of deliciousness. @ownrooted has hit it out of the park with this mixed-black field blend of 1920’s-planted vines in decomposed granite sand. Berries, herbs, earth and an incredible saline kick gives this wine mouthwatering “come hither” appeal. I wish I had 24 more bottles. — 17 days ago

Jae, Stephen and 16 others liked this

Marisa Cuomo

Furore Bianco Fiorduva Costa d'Amalfi White Blend

Beautiful, thick and fresh white wine. — a month ago

Peter, Paul and 2 others liked this

Mountain Tides Wine Co.

Partial Carbonic Petite Sirah 2019

Delicious medium-bodied red from CA. New producer and a damn good way to start. Dedicated to Petite Sirah! — 18 days ago

Cline Cellars

Single Vineyard Series Big Break Vineyard Small Berry Mourvedre 2015

Explosive eucalyptus aroma, softer black fruit several layers below that, some violets, earthy fruit palate, dark coffee bitterness, solid foundation of acidity, tongue-hugging bold tannins and a finish that’s miles long. Bought this #mourvedre onsite at the vineyard around Thanksgiving 2019. It’s a boutique production from a vineyard site where the grape vines are growing near a large stand of ubiquitous Blue Gum Eucalyptus trees. This might be love it or hate it but it’s damn interesting. It was my wife’s birthday and we’d be waiting for the occasion to open it as we both loved it. I imagine a great pairing might be clove-studded lamb to pick up the menthol notes but we had it with pizza and it still held up well to the bold flavors of our various toppings. Fantastic. — 12 days ago

Viña Errazuriz

Aconcagua Costa Syrah 2014

30+ minute decant. Purple and red color mix. Restrained nose of blackberries and bbq chicken. Nice blue and black fruit, but lacked depth. Great texture and extremely easy drinking. Paired nicely with pasta. I really enjoyed this for the price! — a month ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Mike, Rob and 4 others liked this

Cantine Settesoli

MandraRossa Costa Dune Nero d'Avola

Drank with Syd and Hayley at quality eats — 19 days ago

Montepeloso

Eneo Costa Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2016

Flowers and herbs on the nose. Cherry and menthol flavors. — 10 days ago

Paulo, Cristiane and 1 other liked this

Cline Cellars

Ancient Vines Contra Costa County Carignane 2017

Maroon/slightly brown color, lighter body than I expected. Flavors are rich (raisins/prunes and licorice) but a little sweet - some definite port vibes. — 5 days ago

Dropout WInes

Castanho Vineyard Mourvèdre 2017

Great Mourvèdre. Ample fruit w some earthy tobacco notes. Nice spice and balanced acidity and tannins. — 25 days ago

Heather Dillaway
with Heather
Tom, Mike and 15 others liked this

En Cavale

Contra Costa County Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Solid, Californios wine club. Fall edition — a month ago