Lake County, North Coast

Tuck Beckstoffer Wines

75 Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Right off the pop of the cork, Tuck Beckstoffer’s entry-level “1975” California Cabernet acts as a simple-yet profound introduction to a whole series of extremely highly-regarded wines from one of the most legendary names in all of California. The nose provides a lush and surprisingly broad array of flavors from stewed cherry to a Smokey- bit of charred oak- and its caliber is defined by how those aromas find their way to melt together- even as young as it be. As it breathes and evolves the structure softens and the tannins begin to more gently explain as well as reveal the flavors that are, sip-by-sip, emerging on the palate. Medium-bodied but with plenty of structure to spare, the (just unbelievably) inexpensive 2018 Beckstoffer “1975” Cabernet is one to try. Then buy, by the case. — 8 days ago

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Spinning Gold

Madder Lake Vineyard Grenache 2017

This grenache transports you to the wine country! The medium plus (for lack of a better term) bodied wine is full of red fruit flavor complimented with white pepper. We have greatly enjoyed the 2016, and the 2017 is just as worthy of high compliment. If you haven't contacted Andy for a bottle....or several, you should! I've paired this tonight with smoked cheddar cheese grits and Cajun grillades. — 20 days ago

Shannon Ridge Vineyard

Buck Shack Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Strong bourbon and smokey flavor. A lot of deep wood flavors with a nice ruby red color. High alcohol 15.5% - Lake County, CA — 18 days ago

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Arnot-Roberts

Luchsinger Vineyard Touriga Nacional Rosé 2019

Alder Yarrow
9.4

There are only a few wines that are always in stock in our household but @duncanarnot’s Arnot-Roberts rosé of Touriga Nacional is one of them. The 2019 is, as usual, crisp and bright with sappy hibiscus, red currant, and citrus peel juiciness with hints of bergamot lingering in the finish. Outstandingly refreshing. — 8 days ago

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Robert May

Sounds amazing. Where do you source it, Yarrow?
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Shannon Ridge Vineyard

High Elevation Collection Lake County Petite Sirah 2018

Very jammy, dense berry, tannic finish. Starts fruity, finishes very dry. Great value — 9 days ago

Obsidian Ridge

The Slope Obsidian Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Value red from just outside Napa - Lake County. Big Cab, needs to decant for 30 minutes once it opens up the wine has big tannins and medium acidity. — 9 days ago

Trinitas

Mysteriama Mendocino County Contra Costa County Red Blend 2015

Nose of a jammy Santa Barbara Pinot noir and higher alcohol. Effervescent red berries glisten across the tongue upon fresh corkage. Bright red and fruit forward. A crowd pleaser. I can’t get over how the wine continues to tease and tingle the top of your tongue even after a bit of patience on the bottle release. Fresh young texture like a Beaujolais, surprises me that this has some age at 2015 vintage. Young fruit and baking spices make this an easy pairer for foods. I found this as a steal at a retailer at $19 while I was out working the field. Bad girl, buying wine on the job. 😉🍷 — 5 days ago

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Prima Materia

Kelsey Bench Aglianico

My favorite from this winery tasting. Definitely big and brooding. No doubt it’s from California. The tannin and acid are nice. Dark berries, Rosemary. Really nice. — 5 days ago

Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Red Hills Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, cassis, licorice, oak and eucalyptus. Full-bodied and moderate tannins. — 19 days ago

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Pride Mountain Vineyards

Reserve Napa & Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Dark fruit with a little smoky hint - long finish with great grip and tannins. — 16 days ago

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