Potter Valley, North Coast

Baldacci Family Vineyards

Elizabeth Carneros Pinot Noir 2018

A nice and easy drinking Pinot Noir from Napa Valley.

Medium-bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, raspberries, spices, light chocolates, light vegetables and herbs.

Nice and engaging. Spicy and fruit forward.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$40.
— 11 days ago

Ted, Mike and 8 others liked this

Anthill Farms

Demuth Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

This was exciting. Very pure PN, structured and light. — 10 days ago

Michael, Tom and 2 others liked this

Mangels Vineyards

Caora Artzain Graciano Blend 2020

Excellent, balanced, and accessible. Has nice dry grass, strawberry, and hints of citrus flavors. Quite enjoyable. — 4 days ago

Couloir Wines

Londer Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Basically a perfect Pinot as far as I’m concerned…served with thanksgiving…nose is unbelievable, austere (11yrs), deep dark fruit, awesome — 13 days ago

Cakebread Cellars

Two Creeks Vineyards Pinot Noir 2019

Ruby with sweet red fruit aromas and spicy floral notes, aged for 10 months in 40% new French oak. On the palate fresh strawberry, raspberry and cherry flavors with tea and earthy tones. Fine smooth tannins, well balanced with acidity, nice mouthfeel, long finish ending with earthy mineral character. Very fresh will continue to age! Nice! Wow!! — 14 days ago

Daniel P., Juan and 4 others liked this

Schramsberg Vineyards

Brut Napa Valley Carneros Sparkling Blend 2005

Amber in color with slow moving bubbles left. Honey and baked golden apple aroma. Upfront I get an impression of pineapple in simple syrup. Mid-palate has a lemon/lime soda note before turning into apple cider vinegar. Finishes with a little bit of a whiskey barrel type heat. Pretty nice for it’s age. — 10 days ago

Littorai

Roman Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Green tea. Red fruit. Very long finish. Lovely stuff as usual for Littorai. — 3 days ago

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Husch Vineyards

Late Harvest Gewürztraminer 2017

This is good by itself but paid with pumpkin pie and…it’s a dog chasing it’s tail situation. The pie is made all the sweeter and ginger spice-y (sans being baby, sporty or scary but maybe posh) by the wine. Then the sweetness of the wine pleads for a nibble of somewhat earthy pumpkin and the pumpkin says “be my baby!” (But not baby spice) to the wine so you gotta put some wine in your mouth so the pumpkin won’t feel so alone (pie has feelings) and so on and so forth. In terms of flavor here inddition to spice yes, I get those lychee notes but also apricot jam (which makes me wonder if next time I make a pumpkin pie I should add a bit of apricot jam to the crust before pouring the pumpkin in). And despite its turned up sweetness it has acid that keeps my mouth watering. I DID not know Gewurtz could do that. — 21 days ago

Trixie, Serge and 14 others liked this

Caymus Vineyards

Suisun Valley Grand Durif 2017

Suisun (su-soon) Valley, which lies to the Southeast of Caymus and a 40-minute drive. Dark Ruby with aromas of dark fruit and exotic spices on this Petite Sirah. On the palate flavors of blackberry and ripe blueberry with smoky oak, herb notes and dusty drying smooth tannins. Well balanced on a long finish ending with a mineral tang. A Wagner Winner! — 21 days ago

Jason, Alex and 4 others liked this

Adroît

Vincenzo Old Vine Carignan 2019

Really fruity and refreshing, enough balance to be a great summer pounder. — 4 days ago