Mendocino, North Coast

Broc Cellars

Petillant Wine Mendocino Valdiguié 2017

Pushing 80 degree day in Oakland so BBQ and this hour group pet nat valdigue. Tons of berries, but as it opens and warms you get some more floral and earth components. Keeping summer going as long as we can. — 3 days ago

Forlorn Hope

The Kerrigans Carignan

Cherry BLAST in the best possible way. This is absolutely gorgeous. Juicy, light, balanced, AMAZING with cheese and fresh tomatoes — 11 days ago

Populis Wine

Mendocino County Rosé Blend 2013

Crushed at Khao Noodle Shop on @Mallory Chandler’s b-day. — 5 days ago

Mallory Chandler
with Mallory

Russian River Vineyards

Guido Venturi Vineyard Charbono 2016

Thoroughly enjoy the slightly lower alcohol level, strong dark berry on the front, and medium (to even slightly below medium) tannins. A wine that one can enjoy with or without food. — 4 days ago

Ron liked this

Ruth Lewandowski Wines

Naomi Gibson Ranch Grenache Gris

A lot going on. Sweet and perfumed nose, then diving into a tart and bitter dried stone fruit freak-out. Robust. — 20 days ago

James, David and 1 other liked this

Portalupi Wine Co.

Barbera 2017

Spice and vanilla cream with oak. Needs time to integrate. This 2017 was just bottles in January 2019. — 10 days ago

Daniel P. liked this

Terlato Vineyards

The Federalist Honest Red Blend 2017

This North Coast red blend offers up a dark nose of smoke, tar, plums, cigar box, vanilla, cedar and an old baseball glove. The palate shows huge black and red fruit, also with plenty of oak spice. BTW, the wine is said to pay homage to Abraham Lincoln. He may have been Honest Abe, but he was not a Federalist. But whatever. You’re not really drinking it for the backstory, are you?
— a month ago

Serge, P and 3 others liked this

Populis Wine

Reversée Mendocino County Carignane

Eminently drinkable light red blend (dark rosé?). Funky, dirty, musty nose which I love. Acidic and moderately tannic. Light and juicy berry flavors. I was told that this is a low-intervention wine. This wine has offbeat character in spades. A good choice for summer, when I think many of us tend to eat lighter and fresher foods. — 13 days ago

Martha Stoumen

Venturi Vineyard Carignan 2018

Playful and deep but not bold. Lovely light bite. Red fruit and minerals yum — 4 days ago


Dark Horse GPS Grenache Blend 2015

Red fruit, & cherry at the beginning of the bottle. Red fruit & minerality as it opened up. (Grilled kabobs, Mediterranean cucumber salad, beets & feta - on the lanai with great friends!!!) — 17 days ago

Tim Strebig
with Tim