Orange County, South Coast

Seagrams

Escapes Jamaican Me Happy

It’s pretty good but add a nip of vodka and it’s better — 7 days ago

Claypool Cellars

Purple Pachyderm Abigail's Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

John Howard
9.3

This is the new Abigail’s vineyard 2020 Pinot noir rose’. Stunning. Beautiful mandarin orange, forest floor, watermelon, green strawberry, stemmy. Great palate weight and acid to balance. Delicious. — 25 days ago

Aravind, Ron and 9 others liked this

Clothing Optional

San Benito County Red Blend 2017

Orange-y. Stem-y. Crunch-y. Elusive yet satisfying with no typicity. — a month ago

Chris, Carla and 7 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018

This Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir shows the influences of a Cab master. Juicy raspberry and cherry aromas with strong notes of orange peel and cedar. Inky and dense for a Pinot, but not necessarily a bad thing. Just different. Very easy drinking and sure to please a variety of wine lovers. Good intro to Pinot for the Cab-only crowd. — 22 days ago

Alex, Eric and 4 others liked this

Marcassin

Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006

About 1 hour decant (chunky/fine sediment). A dazzling burnt red garnet with good bricking. On the nose: Big nose of ripe cherry, spice, smokey earth, eucalyptus, little tobacco hit at the end. Taste: a creamy, elegant, balanced medium plus body wine that hits you with layers of flavor... red cherry, herbs, orange peel, mushrooms. and a powerful cedar strawberry long finish. Kaboom! A beautiful aged Burgundy.....I mean Sonoma Coast pinot! — a month ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Iwan and 15 others liked this

Côte West

Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Absolutely delicious skin contact with apricot, cider, chestnut notes, good acidity, creamy finish with tangerine and orange zest. — a month ago

Fort Ross

Bicentennial Commemorative Bottling Fort Ross Vineyard Pinot Noir

Combine Burgundian tradition with Pacific Ocean influence and Russian Orthodox prayers and South American immigrants and it's the most uniqe Pinot Noir from CA — 11 days ago

Littorai

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019

light ruby, amber rim; red cherry, strawberry, plum, pine cones; tart red fruits, spicy finish; light bodied, high acidity, fine grained tannin provides nice backbone , 12.6% ABV; one of two appellation Pinot’s Ted Lemon makes, 50% of the blend comes from the Twin Hills vineyard just south of Sebastopol, 17% comes from declassified vineyard designated from Hirsch, Mays Canyon, The Pivot, The Haven and Thieriot vineyards, and remaining 33% is press wine from these same vineyards; $60 — a month ago

Shay, Josh and 2 others liked this