Mendocino, North Coast

Copain

Lie Clair Mendocino Syrah 2009

Matt Austin
9.2

Can’t seem to find much info on this Copain bottling on the internet. Perhaps a one off that wasn’t commercially released (it was sealed with a blank cork rather than the typical Copain branded one). Deep and savory. Still fairly youthful with ample dark fruit in the mix, but evolving nicely. — 7 days ago

Shay, Ira and 2 others liked this
Sarah Wuethrich

Sarah Wuethrich

You’re right Matt, it wasn’t commercially released. Curious how you got a bottle!
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Pax

The Hermit Syrah 2015

Color of cloudy purple, dark red, and brown. Nose is plenty with ripe dark fruits, plum, coffee, flowering note. Taste is also dense and saturated, with notes like dates, plum, prune, juicy raisin, vanilla, and mixed with oak, and spice. Powerful flavors plus acidity to hide her alcohol strength. Slight sweetness, cedar or maple wood aftertaste, some oak, dried strawberries, juicy grapes, and just enough tannins, are all present and keep coming after a few sips. Very good one. — 7 days ago

Lisa, Mark and 6 others liked this

Pahlmeyer

Jayson North Coast Chardonnay 2013

Shay A
9.1

Monthly WTF wine group meet up.

Honeysuckle, mint, lanolin, and butterscotch on the nose. It’s got a bit of wet fur, old lemon and old popcorn on the palate. I’d be more inclined to drink these early but this was still solid.
— 3 days ago

Dan FitzgeraldWill AdamsWeston Eidson
with Dan, Will and 1 other
Severn, Jason and 20 others liked this

Shypoke Cellars

Twin Rock Poor Ranch Zinfandel 2014

Diggin it. Great acid to accompany the juicy melange of ripe fruit. Tannins are incredibly soft, pliant even. Nothing over the top, nothing out of place, true Zin with an expression of its old-vine, dry farmed, and rocky upbringing. Morello cherry, Santa Rosa plum, strawberry confit, sweet medicinal herb, fern, white pepper, purple flowers, something slightly meaty/savory that really adds flesh to wine, I love it. — 6 days ago

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Las Jaras Wines

Old Vines Mendocino County Petillant Sparkling Blend 2017

Peach skin, mineral, bit of earth/funk, fine bead. A step up over the ‘16. 😍😋⚡️ — 20 days ago

Mark, Severn and 3 others liked this

Pax Mahle Wines

Testa Vineyards Carignan

Light yet full well rounded, better slightly warm taste changes, more robust — 9 days ago

Idlewild

Fox Hill Vineyard Nebbiolo 2015

Tons of flowers and strawberry flavors. Nicely constructed. A fine Nebbiolo with a US passport — 13 days ago

Elizabeth Spencer

Proprietor Selected Special Cuvée Mendocino Sauvignon Blanc 2017

I am no expert on California whites, but I can rate this relative to the general profile of Sauv blanc of Cali. Nothing offensive to find here, just generous mouthfeel with a clean dry finish. Organic is a plus :) I would buy again at 14$ — 8 days ago

Cruse Wine Company

Alder Springs Vineyard Tannat

Lush tanat. Such a good wine on a cold night in front of the fire. Meaty, heavy fruit forward, earthy camp fire love. — 7 days ago

Ginny Lewinski
with Ginny

Elizabeth Spencer

Special Cuvée Mendocino Chenin Blanc 2017

Easy, balanced, Inoffensive. A better wine with acidic foods. — 7 days ago