Marin County, San Francisco Bay

Darling Wines

McEvoy Ranch Vineyard Syrah 2018

A pleasant surprise. One of the better CA Syrahs I’ve had. Everything is really in balance. Lots of intense red fruit, game, smoke complexity in a very elegant and long finish. Would definitely buy this again. — 25 days ago

Bedrock Wine Co.

Evangelho Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel Blend 2015

Strong, spicy, full, stays with you. — 13 hours ago

Paul, Carla and 8 others liked this

Matt Parish

The 24 Contra Costa County Zinfandel 2019

This hides its 15.5 very well. Nose has blackberry fruit and cracked black peppercorn in equal measure. In the mouth it’s expansive, with excellent concentration and a rich texture that hides the soft tannin very well. Long, pure finish. Nicely done. — 21 days ago

Angelo Casagrande
with Angelo
Josh, Severn and 7 others liked this

Rhys Vineyards

Family Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Paired so nicely with a grilled pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, and salad. Everything came together so nicely for an early alfresco family dinner. — 6 days ago

Steve and Mike liked this

Ghostwriter

Santa Cruz County Pinot Noir 2018

Pale ruby color. Aromas of cherry, raspberry, leather and cola. What a fantastic Burgundian Pinot. Fantastic flavors, earthy finish. — 15 days ago

Diane, Paul and 24 others liked this

Dante Robere

Estate Livermore Valley Syrah 2018

Heavenly dark fruit aromas, nearly opaque purple, dark fruit with medium tannins and some residual sugar — 7 days ago

Lusu Cellars

Dry Semi Sparkling Pinot Gris

Deliciously crisp almost like a natural cider. — 6 days ago

Rhys Vineyards

Alesia San Mateo County Pinot Noir 2010

First pass at an aged Rhys. Fun. Some barnyard going on here. Not fruit forward. Not a Syrah disguised as a Pinot Noir. — 3 days ago

Eric liked this

Assiduous Wines

Kells Vineyard Merlot 2019

9.0-9.1
Raspeberry, Sequoia, Santa Cruz Mtn soil.

Carbonic maceration, destmmed after 10 days, fermented on-skins for some time more, pressed to mouthfeel, native ferment, unfined, unfiltered, 13% abv. Slightly cloudy without notable sediment.

I really appreciate this wine, while my friend is bonkers for this wine. Easily approachable, easy drinking & pair-able, does not seek to destroy (thank you!)

Very pleasant, fruity, great on its own or with food. Great without decant (notes potent for me though), I enjoyed more with 1 hour decant. Enjoy now.
— 6 days ago

Daniel, Jeremy and 3 others liked this

Arnot-Roberts

Trout Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Delectable Wine
9.6

The 2019 Chardonnay Trout Gulch is fabulous. Palpable energy and tension drive a core of crushed rocks, lemon confit, mint and white flowers. Intensely saline, tense notes really bristle in this magnificent Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay. The 2019 is naturally very young, but it is stellar. Dried flowers, sage, mint and dried herbs linger. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2021)
— 19 hours ago