North Coast, California

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. 😉🍷 — 4 days ago

Paul, Jason and 9 others liked this

Hartford Court

Sevens Bench Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Lychee and honeysuckle on the nose. A stunning balance of minerality, salinity, ripe tart fruit and hints of oak. Very complex with hits of Empire/Rome apples, lemon, pear, and just a little butteriness on the finish. — 2 days ago

Shay, Ron and 7 others liked this

Anthill Farms

North Coast Chardonnay

Known for their pinots, thought I would give this a try - it’s NV; solid Cali Chard. Edit: really opens up after a couple of hours! — 13 days ago

Eric, Shay and 28 others liked this

Arnot-Roberts

North Coast Trousseau

Alder Yarrow
9.1

Dried flowers, strawberry jam, herbs and a touch of citrus peel. There are only a few wines I buy by the case. This is one of them. — 2 days ago

Shay, Chris and 11 others liked this
Sarah O'Kelley

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Yasss so 😋

Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Schram Brut Rosé 2001

Too pooped to pop. But big bubbles. Rust color. Still fruit but bakery yeast . Slightly turned which I like . Drink now!! — 9 days ago

Tom, Michael and 12 others liked this

Etude

Heirloom Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2008

Gracefully aging and med-full-bodied, this Pinot Noir is at its apex and loaded with nutty dark red fruit and balsam wood. Elegant as all get out. Drink up. — 3 days ago

David, Clive and 19 others liked this

Hyde Vineyards

Larry Hyde Estate Viognier 2018

I love Viognier and this is no exception. Floral on the nose - hibiscus and something else exotic.. can’t quite pinpoint it. — 6 days ago

Tom, Dawn and 9 others liked this

Shafer Vineyards

Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2015

A fav! Had another bottle! Wine bears vineyard named to honor the Red-shouldered Hawks & other birds of prey that play a vital role in sustainable farming practices. Golden with aromas of tropical fruits and sweet floral scents. Aged for 14 months, 75% in new French oak and 25% in stainless. A rich Chard, the palate shows sweet melon, pineapple and peach flavors and citrus notes, subtle yet complex and well balanced. Lingering finish, savory, ending with mineral tones and creamy toasty oak. Outstanding! — 10 days ago

Shay, Jason and 18 others liked this

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 — 10 days ago

Hermes, P and 8 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

A luxurious shade of deep red! Cheers!🍷

Tuck Beckstoffer Wines

75 Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Right off the pop of the cork, Tuck Beckstoffer’s entry-level “1975” California Cabernet acts as a simple-yet profound introduction to a whole series of extremely highly-regarded wines from one of the most legendary names in all of California. The nose provides a lush and surprisingly broad array of flavors from stewed cherry to a Smokey- bit of charred oak- and its caliber is defined by how those aromas find their way to melt together- even as young as it be. As it breathes and evolves the structure softens and the tannins begin to more gently explain as well as reveal the flavors that are, sip-by-sip, emerging on the palate. Medium-bodied but with plenty of structure to spare, the (just unbelievably) inexpensive 2018 Beckstoffer “1975” Cabernet is one to try. Then buy, by the case. — 6 days ago

Beth Zitzman
with Beth
TheSkip, David and 4 others liked this