Mendocino Wine Company

Idlewild

Flora & Fauna Barbera Blend

Drank at Lila Lyla with the crispy duck lasagna — 5 days 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. — 2 months ago

Anthill Farms

Comptche Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

musky wild berry patch, lavender, camphor, kretek ~ a sanguine iodine flavor as well — 3 months ago

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Donkey & Goat

Isabel's Cuvée Gibson Ranch Grenache Rosé 2022

2022. Weather was really encouraging rosé on the patio, so we were happy to oblige! Loads of chunky sediment that was easily kept in the bottle (kind of). Delicious pink grapefruit, strawberry, watermelon. Mouthwatering acidity, but balanced with the fruit. — 5 months ago

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Las Jaras Wines

Glou Glou Venturi Vineyard Charbono

Smooth so drinkable valentines at strange town — 13 days 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 — 2 months ago

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Broc Cellars

Amore Rosso Mendocino Sangiovese 2022

It really is a great pizza wine! 100% California Sangiovese. Perfect grape juice for an Italian-American slice. — 5 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!
— a month ago

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Idlewild

The Bee Flora & Fauna White Blend 2022

Very floral but full bodied — 4 months ago

Broc Cellars

Mendocino Nero d'Avola

Broc has been doing Nero D’Avola since 2013, releasing in the Fall. Another great delivery. Black cherry, pepper, a little licorice and herbs. Love it! With leftover ropa vieja and orzo. — 5 months ago

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