Mendocino, North Coast


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. 😉🍷 — 4 days ago

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Arista Winery

Perli Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

17’ Arista Perli Vineyards Chardonnay. One of only 18 vineyards on top of an AVA that was just created in 1997. Decanted for an hour. Medium gold in color. Bright pear & stone fruits, spices on the nose. “Sells it”. Pear, yellow apple, honey, pinenuts, moderate acidity/oak. with lively texture flowing through the finish. Unlike Matts Ferren Wines, these aren’t as big in the shoulders. Beautifully balanced Chardonnay. Worth checking out the entire Chardonnay line up since 2016’s. Cheers. Edit- This wine will taste even better in 2021+ — 8 days ago

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Aaron Hamrock

Aaron Hamrock

I really like the wines from this winery! Bravo for decanting.
David L

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@Aaron Hamrock Thanks, Completely different profile then Banfield & EL Diablo. Matt is doing a great job. He’s on Zoom with Booker Winery tomorrow. Check it out.

Absentee Winery (Avi Deixler)

“Western Art” Petite Sirah

This wine has the most incredibly unexpected flavor, and I absolutely love it. It smells like a typical California jam hands cab, not my fav, expecting the worst. Then it hits your mouth like a Loire gamay and it’s SO GOOD. Complicated, interesting, so so unexpected, right up til the moment you taste it. — 9 days ago

Navarro Vineyards

Mendocino Petite Sirah 2015

Inky purple. Decanted two hours, and almost ready to drink. Black currant and thyme aromas. Tannin-laden, lactic and mineral finish, with blackberry and a hint of cherry and butter in the mouth. Old school Italian-immigrant NorCal petit sirah here. You want American heritage? This is it, pilgrims... 24 hours later, there’s still tannins galore, but the fruit is fading. Drink up — 10 days ago

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A luxurious shade of deep red! Cheers!🍷

Bonterra Vineyards

The McNab Merlot Blend 2014

PnP! Smooth and balanced. Open up and drink up! — 3 days ago

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Jaimee Motley Wines

Rosewood Vineyards Talmage Ranch Chenin Blanc 2018

Crisp, clean...very light yellow in color... wet stone, tart citrus, ripe fig, and just a touch of wool. The wine starts out lean and mean, but struts some serious weight as it warms. I love California Chenin at almost room temp with Mediterranean/North African cuisine...Greek salad, hummus, olives, oil...with creamy giganto beans.lemon, and lamb shoulder... long smooth finish. — 21 days ago

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La Onda Wines

Poor Ranch Syrah Carignan 2015

Incredibly vibrant and alive, but with impressive depth and complexity. A perfect house red for richer fare. Would love to locate some more! — 22 days ago

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The Meeker Vineyard

Time Machine Carignane 2001

My second bottle of carignan in a week (don’t know the last time I even had a glass..). This has serious age (2001) and is a great value at ~$50 — 9 days ago

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Amici Cellars

Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

@Anthony Biagi delivering great juice. Happy Chardonnay Day. Cheers — 11 days ago

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Two Shepherds

Trimble Vineyard Carignan Rosé 2019

Knockout rose! Clean crisp flavors follow an explosive nose of watermelons a d strawberries. Great minerality and very dry. — 16 days ago

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