Mendocino, North Coast

Lioco

Sativa Mendocino Carignan 2016

Blood-ruby, undiluted tenor from rim to rim. Blackberry-cran with a smoky coat, violets, raspberry reduction, wild nettle, suede, rose petal, dried cherry, applewood, and gingerly ginger, spare cedar, finest snuff, cherry pit and damp clove spiced nose. All with a slight memory of campfire. Black plum, cedar, violet, dried, sour cherry, dark leather, peppercorn, dried cranberry and red currant, cinnamon apple, fine, grippy tannins that integrate into the whole with a pleasing sense of herbs and bitters, sage and lavender. Did not expect this complexity from carignan, and floral notes that evoke like Nebbiolo. Class. .
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— 12 days ago

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Edmeades

Mendocino County Zinfandel 2016

Good value zin at $16. Not overly jammy and well balanced. — 8 days ago

Mike, David and 1 other liked this

Dirty & Rowdy & Cruse

Alder Springs Furmint

Rocking and rolling right now.
— a day ago

Shay, P and 9 others liked this

Pax Mahle Wines

Buddha's Dharma Mendocino County Chenin Blanc 2017

Good fruit (old vine, 1944) really liking the mineral aspect and neutral barrel with possible slight brett (or natty wine note, savory, good) . 12.2 ABV is fantastic.
Lemon, redwood, stone, honeysuckle
— 14 days ago

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Edmeades

Shamrock Vineyard Zinfandel 2013

A very enjoyable Zin. This wine finds a nice balance between the common “too sweet” and “too dry” extremes which dominate this price range. Fruit flavors of cherry and raspberry (without the tart) allow for a smooth feel. There is a nice mild to medium pepper spice that lingers on the tongue long after. There is also a bit of cedar, but I would hardly call this an oaky wine. Overall I find it very approachable by not hitting any of the extremes. Based on the growing conditions I did expect a bit more spice flavorings, but the long finish almost makes up for it. I think the price point is a bit high but I will be buying again. — 8 days ago

Kimmel Vineyards

Four Blocks Collection Mendocino County Merlot 2014

Nice maroon-ish color. Cherries and mocha on the nose. Flavors are robust, chewy and complex. Some peppery bits. Good bitterness and tannin levels. This is nice. Merlot to enjoy and savor. — 3 days ago

McNab Ridge

Mendocino Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Big bold aroma. Immediate dark fruit dryness tannic on the roof of the mouth with a hint (hint) of leather on the finish. Then a long plum tannic finish — 2 days ago

Las Jaras Wines

Old Vines Sweet Berry Wine Carignan 2018

Tasting pour. Old vine Mendo Carignan, fleshed out with Zin, Charbono, Cab and Valdigue. Juicy fun, but MS said “how come there aren’t any sweet berries?” — 14 days ago

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“Sweet berry wine!”

Poe Wines

Manchester Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Napa...2nd stop..Outland tasting room in the city of Napa.....Poe wine tasting

2016 Ferrington chard
2017 van kamp vineyard pinot
2018 Manchester ridge pinot
2018 van der kamp pinot.

Restrained, fresh, vibrant cool climate wines.
— 8 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
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Blue Ox Wine Co.

El Topo Mourvedre 2018

I like this but just a bit too dense and vanilla and jam for me. Ultimately very drinkable but when I compare to Broc and donkey and goat and dirty and rowdy it is not up to those levels. I wonder if it is too young and will integrate over the next 5-10 years. — 5 days ago