Mendocino Wine Company

Drew Family Cellars

Perli Vineyard Syrah 2017

Exceptional Syrah. Rich and fruity. Exactly what I was looking for. — 10 days ago

Paul Dolan Vineyards

Mendocino County Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Surprisingly soft, fair tannins. — a month ago

Las Jaras Wines

Glou Glou Venturi Vineyard Charbono

Smooth so drinkable valentines at strange town — 2 months ago

Parducci

True Grit Reserve Mendocino Petite Sirah 2020

Hard core petite sirah. High on tannins and real dry, this one is good value for money. — 4 months ago

Porter Creek

Old Vine Mendocino County Carignane 2018

I agree with some of the statements below, great wine but I don’t think it’s 100% Carignane — 25 days ago

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Anthill Farms

Comptche Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

Very nice. Saturated cherry, stone, great acid — 2 months ago

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Pax Mahle Wines

Alder Springs Vineyard Syrah 2011

Hello, California Syrah!!

From everything we’ve read, the Alder Springs Vineyard sounds like a truly majestic place.

It’s isolated in an undeveloped part of northern Mendocino County, situated in California’s North Coast region, where the steep and rugged terrain meet sweeping views of the ocean, bordered by rivers, redwoods, and snowcapped mountains… elevation stretches up to 1,800 feet above sea level.

It’s no wonder so many acclaimed producers, like Pax Mahle, source their fruit from here, where vines are sustainably farmed and cared for by Stuart Bewley. We were fortunate to visit Pax in Sebastopol in 2022, where we picked up this 2011 Cahto Ridge Alder Springs Vineyard Syrah. We’ve been waiting patiently to taste it. And here we are.

100% Syrah. Whole cluster fermented. Aged 12 months in neutral French oak barrels.

This wine is deep ruby trending towards garnet. The aromas are concentrated with ripe boysenberry, black cherry, blackcurrant, next to violet, black peppercorn, licorice, cured meat, peat moss, smoke, clove, leather and olive notes. On the palate, it is dry with medium (+) acidity, a medium (+) body, high alcohol (14.6% ABV), medium (+) fine-grained tannins, and a long, elegant finish.

It’s both elegant and wild all at the same time and we love it.

Cheers!
— 3 months ago

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Lioco

Sativa Mendocino Carignan 2017

Would have given it maybe an 8.5 on night one. Just had one glass and it was only OK. A little sharp. It really opened up by night two and I felt like it had more flavor and character. — a month ago

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Idlewild

Flora & Fauna Barbera Blend

Drank at Lila Lyla with the crispy duck lasagna — 2 months ago

Artezin

Mendocino County Old Vine Zinfandel 2019

ESF
9.0

Pleasant surprise: legit Zin here, maybe a touch hot but intense varietal fruit & character, impressive extraction & finesse. Brambly gnarly a lot of personality… Believe this was under $20 and that’s great QPR. Mendo can still produce value — 4 months ago

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