Mendocino Ridge, North Coast

Martha Stoumen

Mendocino County Nero d'Avola 2017

Nero is Martha’s grape. She spent her training at Cos and became one of the only, if the only, winemaker spotlighting the grape this side of the ocean.

It’s raw, seriously structured, and intensely tart. Mountain forest berries and a camp fire. Pine, mint, menthol, and cedar - Mezcal smoke circling above. Vibrant acid and tannin and ripe for food. Very good.
— 2 days ago

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Fattoria Enotria

Mendocino County Moscato 2018

Peach, green apple, and honeysuckle. Sweet but not overpowering. — 2 days ago

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Terlato Vineyards

The Federalist Honest Red Blend 2017

Nose of berry and cherry. Medium bodied, cherry notes, slight eucalyptus and mint. Not bad. — 13 days ago

Trail Marker Wine Co.

Bartolomei Vineyard Rosé of Carignan 2018

The diversity of wines “Made in California” is astounding especially up the coastal area’s of and in the Sierra foothills close to Sacramento. Very nice Rose unfiltered. Lime and red currants - fresh and bright. — 8 days ago

Severn, Ira and 3 others liked this

Bonterra Vineyards

The Butler Ranch Vineyard Red Blend 2009

V09. Extremely good. Smoked meat and leather nose. Rich, fresh, blackberry fruit. Smooth, tight black pepper and leather finish. Very well balanced. — 12 days ago

Pacific Redwood

Mendocino Organic Red

Grew on me. Tart cherry leads the show. Followed by a carnation of black currant and boysenberry. Ends with a confectionary glint. — 13 days ago

Pacific Redwood

Organic Red North Coast Red Blend

Needed a wine with low acidity, low sugar, & minimum yeast content. This had all of that and had a very satisfying taste as an accompaniment to Thanksgiving dinner — 7 days ago

Elizabeth Spencer

Special Cuvée Mendocino Grenache 2017

Very light. A little disappointing. — 14 days ago

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Adobe Cellars

Private Selection Carignane 1976

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and medium intensity.

Great nose of blueberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, wild flowers, coffee, light earth, light vegetables and pencil lead. Wonderful nose.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, dried cherries, plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, vegetables, earth, spices, black pepper, wet leaves and herbs.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very enjoyable Carignan from Mendocino County, California. This 43 year old is still drinking nicely. Still very tasty, but doesn't have many years in it.

Great nose, but not fully balanced any longer. Showing great complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Feels like an old Northern Italy red.

Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins and complexity. Died after 3 hours of airtime.

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

12% alcohol by volume.

89 points.
— a month ago

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