Lake County, North Coast

Shannon Ridge Vineyard

Buck Shack Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

I have a dear friend and artist who freely admits she makes a lot of her wine choices based on labels, bottles, and cool stories. She brought this wine to a New Year celebratory dinner where it was paired with prime rib. Aged in Bourbon barrels I was truly afraid I would not enjoy this wine at all. (History: The family bourbon gene skipped me). It was actually pretty good. Went nicely with the prime rib and offered great balance. Happy ending! — 22 days ago

Fred Barranger
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Bourbon gene skipped me also. 
Dennis P.

Dennis P.

@Lisa Marie Aka “Beachin Wino” sounds like a good pairing for prime. Cheers.

Shannon Ridge Vineyard

High Elevation Collection Lake County Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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Grassy with grapefruit notes. Easy drinker. — 10 days ago

Undercard

Red Hills Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Chocolate, dark fruit, baking spices, slight sweetness with dry aftertaste. — 17 days ago

Shannon Ridge Vineyard

Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Very Zin. Strong aroma that hits hard early with lots of deep fruits and a little spice. Strong body. Finish is a bit tart and stays with you. $13@ Specs — 4 days ago

Prima Materia

Lake County Grenache 2016

This is interesting. I feel like it is stuck between place and style. There are sips that taste like Santa Barbara Grenache, then Rhône, then Livermore . This leans towards a lighter style like tribute to grace, but there is a ton of fruit flavor with herbs and baking spice that give it more body like something from Livermore. Fascinating but probably needs some time to integrate? — 21 days ago

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Absentee Winery

XXP Mendocino County Grenache

Gonna win in California — 12 days ago

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Mark Herold Wines

Flux Syrah

Look it’s not bad, it’s really not. Firm and ripe while giving us spiciness. I just can’t stand the guy puts his name on everything. — 3 days ago

Steele Wines

Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Yummy, full but not overpowering. Smooth, not chalky. I think I actually hallucinated while drinking this wine and hallucinated that I was standing in the vineyard where it was made. — 10 days ago

WineSmith (Clark Smith)

Lake County Cabernet Franc 2010

Solid wine. Nice fruit flavors but with a good grounding of mineral. — 16 days ago

Marilea Campomizzi
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Mason Cellars

Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Nice citrus flavors — 19 days ago