Marin County, San Francisco Bay

Ernest Bloom

Marin County Pinot Noir 2015

Surprisingly not bad for the discounted price. Bright fruity flavor, darkens a little with the seafood pasta pairing. Very drinkable. — 6 days ago

Sandlands

Contra Costa County Red Table Wine 2017

Awesome wine. She picked it from the cellar. Blind on open I thought it might be cru Beaujolais. Syrah/Carignane blend. Fills out on the palate some but the middle is just a bit thin. — 7 days ago

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Lioco

La Marisma Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Really really beautiful wine. A touch of matchstick reduction, buttery lemon curd, creme brûlée, brine, pear, key lime. Intensity and laser accuracy where rich texture and penetrating acid combine. Really long finish. Definitely a Cali chard built for a burg boy. Enjoyed with a quarantine quiche w/sausage, spinach and Parmesan. — 9 days ago

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Cruse Wine Co.

Evangel Carignan

Fantastic. Porch pounder but still interesting. 100% carignan is a nice change. Bright and tangy. — 12 hours ago

Dutton-Goldfield

Docker Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Medium plus body but very smooth and elegant. Notes of dried fruits with tiny herbal and floral aromas. Silky tannins and relatively low acidity. — 5 hours ago

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McHenry Vineyard

Swan Clone Pinot Noir 2012

No formal notes as I drank this bottle in a line-up of other great wines but oh man, woman and child...these are killer right now. Balance and authenticity typical of McHenry; leaning more towards the darker edge of the red fruit profile. This has depth that I rarely find in Pinot Noir short of drinking one of Hubert Lignier's stunners from M-S-D. I realize that seems like an exaggeration but it's the honest to God truth. Structure that will allow this to last for another decade and possibly longer. My WOTN with the 2014 Rafanelli Zinfandel and NV Christopher Tynan "Le Sucrier Velours" a close second (or third, if you will). Only 96 cases produced. — 3 days ago

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Three Wine Company

Contra Costa County Old Vines Zinfandel 2017

What a joy! Rich ruby color leads to an expressive bouquet of cocoa, earthy wisps of violet and just a smidge of cinnamon. Then the body comes along and this is the strong-point of this young Zinfandel- balanced, integrated & juicy- reflecting all the promises of the nose and delivering a truly, surprisingly balanced, mouth-coating finish that is profoundly refined considering its age. — 10 days ago

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Hartford Family Winery

Hartford Court Pinot Noir 2018

Exuberant and refined, per their style. Like this very much. Drink or hold. — 5 days ago

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Chardonnay for the money is also something you should check out. Cheers!

Kutch Wines

Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

Zoom group tasting with Jamie Kutch tonight. Easily one of the handful of top California chard’s I’ve ever had. The yin/yang of power, alcoholic restraint, and sheer complexity is mind-blowing. Granny Smith apples, Meyer lemon and tart Yuzu notes float above a solid foundation of barrel weight and acidic structure. I just want to keep sticking my nose in the glass all night. The finish is long, generous, and morish. Thank you Jamie for your passion and drive to produce wines at this level. — a day ago

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Cline Cellars

Ancient Vines Contra Costa County Mourvèdre Rosé 2015

Not your traditional rose. Strawberry on the nose and front of palate leading to apples. Some notes of minerality in it as well. Stands up as a good complement to Asian and Indian food. — 2 days ago