Mendocino, North Coast

Pax Mahle Wines

Testa Vineyards Carignan 2015

By now I can spot Pax in a lineup. Inky but feather light - nearly always sub 13% ABV. Concentrated, stripped of fruit and outside influence. Whole cluster and tart green. Youthful. New world with a nod to old world.

Testa fits. Lean, restrained, with a ruby purple. BlackBerry and crushed rock.
— 15 days ago

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Martha Stoumen

Mendocino County Nero d'Avola 2016

medium ruby; black cherry, licorice, floral, menthol; light bodied, firm acidity, medium+ dusty tannins, 12.4% ABV; a lovely wine from Martha Stoumen who interned at COS — 6 days ago

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Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Mendocino County Director's Zinfandel 2015

Much better than previous years; I always sort of thought this was a version of his grocery-store wine... I’m clearlywrong — 3 days ago

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Steele Wines

Pacini Vineyard "Old Vine Zin" Zinfandel 2009

This is a spectacular Zinfandel, it is in its prime right now. Wonderful red fruit and black fruit on the palate. Small amount of oak showing on the back end with a nice minerality to go along with it. This is really a spectacular wine and an amazing vintage for this wine. I look forward to seeing how my other Pacini OVZ’s turn out at 10 years old. Drink now at this age! — 6 days ago

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Pax Mahle Wines

Buddha's Dharma Mendocino County Chenin Blanc 2016

Food wine! Lemon, very tart, honey, a hint of tropical fruit. Very tart otherwise I would have given it a higher score. — 20 hours ago

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Terlato Vineyards

The Federalist Honest Red Blend 2010

The bouquet is fruity and sweet, yet the taste is full, deep, slightly tart, with an oak finish. Really enjoyable!! — 7 days ago

Signal Ridge

The Princess & The Peasant Mendocino County Carignan 2016

Carignan from Cali? Maybe not the most popular varietal from the sun shiny state but oh boy, SO GOOD! 75 year old, organic, dry farmed vines that show every bit of their terroir. Raspberry, blackberry and perfect balanced. A+ — 15 days ago

Jolie-Laide Wines

Rosewood Vineyard Rosé of Valdiguié 2018

Tart red fruits, white flowers, high acid 🥳 — 8 days ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Brendan Baker Pretty picture! What wine glass is that? I like it!
Brendan Baker

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@Dawn E. Thanks! It’s a “Gabriel Glas Gold” - really like them and use them for everything

Martha Stoumen

Venturi Vineyard Carignan

Finally got my hands on a Martha Stoumen carignan. Delicious, fruity and naturally refreshing wine great for the Spring season. — 4 days ago

Idlewild

The Bee Flora & Fauna White Blend

Amazing 2018 vintage of the bee. Perfect with sushi. Floral, honey, complex, yet light and youthful. Dances in mouth. Love this wine. — 10 days ago