Mendocino Ridge, North Coast

Anthill Farms

Comptche Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Reopening week continues. One of my favorite CA PN cuvées, threading the needle beautifully between my savory wagyu, and my wife’s herbal Gonestraw chicken. Super young and the lush fruit needs time to subside into the other spice & brush components of the wine. Delicious nevertheless. — a day ago

Nicole, Shay and 2 others liked this

Trinitas

Mysteriama Mendocino County Contra Costa County Red Blend 2015

Nose of a jammy Santa Barbara Pinot noir and higher alcohol. Effervescent red berries glisten across the tongue upon fresh corkage. Bright red and fruit forward. A crowd pleaser. I can’t get over how the wine continues to tease and tingle the top of your tongue even after a bit of patience on the bottle release. Fresh young texture like a Beaujolais, surprises me that this has some age at 2015 vintage. Young fruit and baking spices make this an easy pairer for foods. I found this as a steal at a retailer at $19 while I was out working the field. Bad girl, buying wine on the job. 😉🍷 — 7 days ago

Paul, Jason and 9 others liked this

Drew Family Cellars

Valenti Vineyard Syrah 2015

On clearance?! Bahahahaha !!! These wines should never be on clearance. Easily some of the best expressions coming out of the extreme Northern California coastal area. Excellent! — 8 days ago

The Meeker Vineyard

Time Machine Carignane 2001

My second bottle of carignan in a week (don’t know the last time I even had a glass..). This has serious age (2001) and is a great value at ~$50 — 11 days ago

S.R.Alexander, Michael and 3 others liked this

Arista Winery

Perli Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

17’ Arista Perli Vineyards Chardonnay. One of only 18 vineyards on top of an AVA that was just created in 1997. Decanted for an hour. Medium gold in color. Bright pear & stone fruits, spices on the nose. “Sells it”. Pear, yellow apple, honey, pinenuts, moderate acidity/oak. with lively texture flowing through the finish. Unlike Matts Ferren Wines, these aren’t as big in the shoulders. Beautifully balanced Chardonnay. Worth checking out the entire Chardonnay line up since 2016’s. Cheers. Edit- This wine will taste even better in 2021+ — 11 days ago

David, Eric and 51 others liked this
Aaron Hamrock

Aaron Hamrock

I really like the wines from this winery! Bravo for decanting.
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@Aaron Hamrock Thanks, Completely different profile then Banfield & EL Diablo. Matt is doing a great job. He’s on Zoom with Booker Winery tomorrow. Check it out.

Navarro Vineyards

Mendocino Petite Sirah 2015

Inky purple. Decanted two hours, and almost ready to drink. Black currant and thyme aromas. Tannin-laden, lactic and mineral finish, with blackberry and a hint of cherry and butter in the mouth. Old school Italian-immigrant NorCal petit sirah here. You want American heritage? This is it, pilgrims... 24 hours later, there’s still tannins galore, but the fruit is fading. Drink up — 13 days ago

Hermes, P and 8 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

A luxurious shade of deep red! Cheers!🍷

La Onda Wines

Poor Ranch Syrah Carignan 2015

Incredibly vibrant and alive, but with impressive depth and complexity. A perfect house red for richer fare. Would love to locate some more! — 25 days ago

Ira, Erik and 1 other liked this

Hajdu

Eagle Point Ranch Petite Sirah 2017

This is a delicious Petite Sirah from California. Big, bold and fruit forward.

Showing black currants, cooked cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, cola, peppercorn, earth, dark chocolates and vinaigrette.

Still young and overwhelming, but I like that. A little hot at the back of the throat.

Would love to try it again in 5 years.

Kosher. Not Mevushal.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$50.
— a day ago

Severn, Mike and 17 others liked this

Auteur

Pinot Noir Rose 2019

First 2019 Sonoma coast Rose of the season. Lovely, focused yet light Pinot noir rose. Light pink color...tart cherry and watermelon nose. Nice weight and balanced acid/fruit. Round, ripe, just enough sweetness, but with enough complexity to rise above flabbiness or boredom. Rose can be boring... but not this one! — 20 days ago

Shay, Ira and 6 others liked this

Lioco

Indica (Red) Mendocino County Carignan

Bold red blend. Jeff’s favorite of the night. Drank in the virtual Petit Phillipe Lioco tasting on May 29, 2020 — a day ago

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Kathryn, Jon and 2 others liked this