North Coast, California

Josh Cellars

North Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2020

I’m not great at describing wine’s flavor. But this is good. Tart at first and then settles into sweet. Back of the bottle says flavored of 🍋 🥝 and scents of green 🍏 . That seems about right. I received this as a goodbye gift, but will be looking to buy for myself in the future! — 8 days ago

Dawn, Eddie and 1 other liked this

T. Berkley Wines

Mendocino County Chenin Blanc 2018

This is a nice lighty aged Chenin Blanc from Mendocino.

Showing peaches, red apples, melons, spices, sea salt and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with mild complexity and a soft mouthfeel.

Drinks like an aged Unoaked Chardonnay with a twist. Tangy and nicely balanced.

Very tasty right out of the bottle, and better after 45 minutes of airtime.

12.9% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 11 days ago

Severn, Bob and 9 others liked this

Shafer Vineyards

Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2019

Lemon gold with aromas of stone and tropical fruits with citrus, sweet floral and complex spice. On the palate flavors of ripe melon, pineapple, apricot and notes of honeysuckle with hints of lemon zest and butter biscuit notes, delicate, complex and well balanced, big and full Chardonnay. Long finish, savory, ending with mineral tones and nutty toasty character. Will age well. Outstanding! While I usually do not decant whites, this one will benefit to breathe a bit! — 15 days ago

Juan, Eric and 8 others liked this

Rhys Vineyards

Bearwallow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Pop and pour, notes from 4 hrs open. On the nose: perfume of sweet wild strawberry, soft vanilla, plum, loads of spice. Lovely. On the palate: excellent acidity, ok density, but definitely leams on the lighter side of the spectrum, lightweight, but loads of flavor with dark fruits, earthy notes, and attenuated tannin. Will check back in a few years, but unclear what the upside is based on acid and tannin structure. Very good right now. — 5 days ago

Peter, Andrew and 12 others liked this

Pax Mahle Wines

North Coast Syrah

When someone says breakfast wine, I usually think of mimosas, roses and bright crisp porch pounding whites. THIS Syrah is breakfast wine, but for completely different reasons. First, the nose: maple syrup covered breakfast griddle sausage. Then, as you slurp it on down, the mouth is completely crispy meaty maple bacon with a French roast coffee finish. You can practically crunch the grinds in your teeth, it’s so chewy. And when I say maple, this juice is by no means sweet, but all essence. Yep, I’d have this for breakfast. Errr, with breakfast. Move over latte, you’ve been replaced! — 17 days ago

Jason, Shay and 9 others liked this

Cruse Wine Co.

Monkey Jacket North Coast Red Blend 2019

Crunchy red fruits, floral, slightly thin. Great QPR, a vin de soif! — 2 days ago

Paul, Iwan and 7 others liked this

Scholium Project

Babylon Tenbrink Vineyards Petite Sirah 2004


Deep Inky in color with a short reddish rim. Not showing age at all.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, light earth, vinaigrette, espresso and peppercorn.

Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity.

Dry and still very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth and light citrus.

Long finish with fine-grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a wonderful Petite Sirah from Suisun Valley in California. Dense, rich and extracted.

Was probably better a few years ago, but I really enjoyed it regardless.

Tangy and spicy. Generous and fruit forward. Interesting stuff with a teeth staining color.

I really like these kind of big wines that show nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime. A great sipping wine.

100% Petite Sirah grapes were aged in oak barrels (50% new) for 18 months. A small production of only 400 cases.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

— 11 days ago

Rhonely, Shay and 18 others liked this

Schramsberg Vineyards

J. Schram Brut Rosé 2010

Shay A

Schramsberg’s top of the line portfolio is always so incredibly consistent in quality and taste. Every time I finish a bottle it reminds me I need to snag some more from @jesus g (so good seeing you last month in Napa!)

Beautiful pink-orange hue in the glass. The aromatics sport underripe peach, orange zest, rhubarb tart and ginger, alongside a small layer of oxidation. Chiseled acidity yet not too overpowering on the palate, giving way to a richly balanced mid palate with flavors of strawberries and cream and dried apricots. The finish really brings in a bit of limestone/minerality to snap everything back in line. Really nice now, but these can hold beautifully.
— 19 days ago

Jason, Ted and 32 others liked this
Peter Zandbergen

Peter Zandbergen

Surprised to see (on the bottle) this is a rosé, judging from the color I would expect this to be a regular white.
Shay A

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@Peter Zandbergen : Yes, a bit difficult to see the pinkish hue from the photo, but it was there.

Anthill Farms

North Coast Pinot Noir

A really great, affordable every day quaffer. Tough to beat for the price. — 10 days ago

Shay, Tom and 3 others liked this

Hyde De Villaine

Ygnacia Los Carneros Pinot Noir

14’ HDV Ygacia Pinot Noir. 18’ Hudson Ladybug Chardonnay ( needs a year/ decanting) both are two of my favorites. Cheers. — 6 days ago

David, Daniel P. and 33 others liked this