Mendocino Brewing Company

Byrd Vineyard

Reserve Mendocino Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Very deep ruby in color with a reddish rim. Not showing much age.

Fruity nose with blueberries, black plums, black cherries, raspberries, earth, light oak, licorice, spices, light herbs, black pepper and pencil lead.

Full bodied and elegant, with medium-plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, plums, red currants, oak, tobacco, earth, cherries, spices, peppercorn and coffee.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendocino County in California. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

This 9 year old is drinking very nicely now, and will continue to drink nicely in the next 3 to 5 years.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime. I gave it a couple of hours in the decanter to open up properly.

Very enjoyable by itself, as a sipping wine by the porch.

Feels like a fruit forward right bank Bordeaux. Tangy and spicy. Rich and elegant.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are grown at 2,400 feet of elevation.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$65.
— a day ago

David, Daniel and 11 others liked this

Parducci

Reserve True Grit Mendocino County Red Blend 2013

So delicious! Very smooth with a long finish. Carignan, Zinfandel, Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Souzao, Tinta Cao and Touriga National blend. A lot of grapes I love and some I’ve never heard of. Will pair nice with my lasagna. TGIF! — 19 days ago

MaJ, Severn and 15 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Sounds delicious!

Baxter

Oppenlander Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Oppenlander > Valenti. So bright and plush and balanced and earthy and pure. Gusher 💦💦 — 4 days ago

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Las Jaras Wines

Slipper Sippers Nouveau Charbono Blend 2020

Slipper Sippers is a wine you’d expect from Las Jaras and his royal Heimess. If you know Eric Weirheim (Aziz teddy bear best on Master of None) and his propensity for cooking circle foods and pet names, then you get why this is called Slipper Sippers.

It’s playful and also very good and also way reasonably priced. Las Jaras’s contribution to the Nouveau genre (grapes picked in 2020).

Spiced cherry cola, blueberry syrup, and crushed raspberries with their seeds.

Heimy approved.
— a day ago

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Manzanita Cellars

Mendozino Zinfandel 2017

It’s actually Mendo and Sonoma county fruit. 70-30 towards the southern clime. Funky and informative label. High ABV of 15.5%. It smells dense. Classic jams of Zin, but a funky side with barnyards and sweet Asian plum sauce like they serve with Moo shu pork. Flavors are balanced and Zinlicious. Plenty of acid, lots of cola, hint of leather, herbal, little licorice. This is Old Vine Costal Zin in all its glory. The tannins are there, but it’s just firm enough. You can’t even tell that it’s so hot with all that alcohol. This was a definite Grocery Outlet buy again wine. — 11 days ago

Rhonely, Randy and 3 others liked this

Tobias Vineyards

Blue Oaks Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Unlike many California Chardonnay, this one has a bit more character and nuance. It is not a butter/oak bomb like so many. It was well balanced and paired nicely with a variety of dishes. — 7 days ago

Terminim François et Donald

Alder Springs Vineyard Syrah 2018

This is a very tasty Syrah from Mendocino County, California.

Showing black fruits with oak, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco, spices, barnyard, earth, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 100% Syrah is good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours of airtime. Tannins show up after a couple of hours.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats, cheeses and fresh berries.

14% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$65.
— 9 days ago

Eric, Josh and 19 others liked this

Suncé Winery & Vineyard

Gewurztraminer 2013

Clear and golden like sunshine in the mountains on an autumn day or the skin of a Golden Delicious apple. Light and airy aroma. Some flowers. Some citrus. Maybe a lemon herbal or green tea. Flavors are simple but gratifying. Dry. Hint of lemon bars. Slight camphor or eucalyptus, but plenty of bite both tannically and acid wise. Label says ‘honey’. Fits, but without the sweet. Essence of honey? Beeswax maybe. This is lovely paired with lemon cheese cake or spicy Thai food. — 15 days ago

Neil, Jason and 2 others liked this

Las Jaras Wines

Waves Old Vines Mendocino County White Blend

Earthy acid, light pear smell, golden yellow, earthy slightly chalky pear acid with that pear feel tho. Acid cuts and ends with a nice dry watery but not excessive bite — 4 days ago

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Byrd Vineyard

Mendocino Red Blend 2012

Very dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim. Not showing age at all.

Fruity nose with sour cherries, blueberries, raspberries, oak, licorice, dark chocolates, tobacco, light vegetables and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with red currants, black plums, cherries, wood, cloves, light vanilla, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Bordeaux blend from Mendocino, California. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

This 8 year old is drinking very nicely now and needs a couple of hours to open up properly. Nicely balanced, tangy and interesting.

Good by itself and with food. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses, and had it by the pool. Goes very nicely with the Italian dried meats.

A blend of 82.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.5% Cabernet Franc and 12.3% Merlot. Grapes are grown at 2,400 feet of elevation.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$65.
— a month ago

Dawn, Daniel P. and 12 others liked this