Contra Costa County, San Francisco Bay


Contra Costa County Red Table Wine 2021

Popped and poured; consumed over several hours. The 2021 “Contra Costa County” pours a deep ruby with a nearly opaque core; medium viscosity with light staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with notes of brambles, strawberries, blueberries, dusty books, purple flowers, crushed gravel and the softest of baking spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannins and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long, tart and grippy. Having some experience pairing Sandlands RTW’s with various meals, I can state with some confidence that the Lodi versions are better designed for lighter fare while the Contra Costa County versions are designed for heartier meals. Drink now with patience and through 2033. — 15 days ago

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Cline Cellars

Ancient Vines Contra Costa County Zinfandel

Mildly sweet with a great spicy flavor and strawberry finish. — 15 days ago

Three Wine Company

Spinelli Vineyard Mataro 2015

Lovely old vine (128 years old) Mataro from Contra Costa County east of SF, rich redfruits, still well-structured, not overly extracted, just pure with a long, lingering finish, ideally needs more cellaring. — 2 months ago

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Contra Costa County Carignane 2018

Purple red, medium pigment extraction. Fresh grape flavors initially, like eating table grapes. After ten minutes, red fruit aromas and black currant and cherry flavors, well balanced, slightly bitter seed tannins on finish. Clean, medium bodied red wine, fresh and fruity. — a day ago

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Three Wine Company

Contra Costa County Old Vines Zinfandel 2019

Rich ripe fruits with a nice balance of acid, body, tannins. Good with Thanksgiving through dinner and dessert! — 14 days ago

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Skywalker Vineyards

Marin County Pinot Noir

More the location and experience…I’m a huge Star Wars fan so this just hit home :) — 14 days ago

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Duarte Vineyard Zinfandel 2011

Black fruit, tobacco, black licorice, leather, roses and menthol. — 4 days ago

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Salvador Vineyard Zinfandel 2013

Delightful but wow. High alcohol. Super fruit and robust — 14 days ago

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Bedrock Wine Co.

Evangelho Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel Blend 2022

The 2022 Evangelho Heritage blend by Bedrock is very light on its feet with a streak of bracing acidity — almost effervescence — along with light tannins. It’s a deep hazy purple in its youth with a nose of tart berry compote and leather. Seems like it will mature nicely. — a month ago

Rhys Vineyards

Home Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Very good, but clearly a. We world wine — 2 months ago