North Coast, California

Broc Cellars

Love Red North Coast Carignan Blend 2021

Enter the glou-glou world:
N: Peppery cranberries, bitter orange rind.
P: Med-light on the palate w red fruits and minimal tannins.
Refreshing w a slight chill on a MUGGY day.
— 13 days ago

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Martha Stoumen

Out to the Meadow Chenin Blanc Blend 2020

I’m not a “natural wine” devotee necessarily, but I am a Martha devotee.

Out to The Meadow is almost always one of my favorites in her line up. Chenin driven, this wine shows the variety’s funkier side on the nose (honeysuckle, wet wool, hay, gray stones). On the palate, it balances sweet (honey, honeysuckle) and sour (incredible tart, barely ripe green apple, white nectarine); fruity, vegetal and just the right amount of bitter (at least for those of us with an bias towards Italian whites) with Vermentino’s unmistakable salty fennel/herbal/grapefruit pith on the finish. Have no idea what “green hungarian” and “chasselas doré” add to the blend, but I trust the master and her modern interpretation of what a century old California field blend would have looked and tasted like.
— 9 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Wet wool? Living by the beach my wool suits get that funk, not sure I want that smell when I open a bottle 🤷🏼‍♂️🫣
Adriana Fabbro

Adriana Fabbro

@Paul T- Huntington Beach Like petrol, it can be good in small doses 🤷🏻‍♀️

Ovis

High Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

1st vintage of a new luxury tier from Clay Shannon, a Lake County Cab. Deep Ruby with aromas of dried red fruits, espresso, cedar and sweet floral notes, aged in French oak. On the palate flavors of ripe raspberry, blackberry and ripe black cherry with notes of cacao, vanilla and dried floral herbs. Fine rich tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cacao, spice and earthy mineral notes. Nice but good to wait a few years on this beauty. — 8 days ago

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Sarah Francis

Beckstoffer Carneros Lake Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Ron R
9.6

Anniversary celebration in Jamaica. Does not get better than this as I’m with my soulmate ♥️

Day 2 and this picked up some urgency and a touch more character. Increased the score as a result.
— 8 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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Have a relaxing time Ron. Good joke @Timothy Lynch
Ron R

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Thanks, peeps for your warm words. Back now and still having fun. Carpe diem to one and all…

Cruse Wine Co.

Monkey Jacket North Coast Red Blend 2019

Bargain find in Houston TX. Lovely blend of pepper, blackberries and cranberries and the slightest hint of effervescence that gives lift. Enjoyed outside in 90 degree Texas humidity and was light as a feather. Perfect example of the balance that can be achieved with California wines. — 3 days ago

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Clos Pegase

Mitsuko's Vineyard Carneros Napa Valley Chardonnay 2020

ESF
9.0

This is becoming our House chard @ $15/btl from Costco. Just enough oak to make it interesting not obnoxious - sexy toasted coconut, candied pineapple and golden apple on the nose. lush mid palate - big boned yet elegant. Balanced & delicious — 16 days ago

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Cuvaison

Estate Grown Carneros Pinot Noir 2017

Cuvaison Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2017: Medium-bodied. Elegant soft tannins. Nice acidity. Cranberry. Plum. Boysenberry. Blackberry. Dried herbs. Spice. Soft oak. Medium-long finish. All in all, this wine was a vibrant, beautiful & balanced Los Carneros Pinot with fantastic layers of fruit flavors. A great representation of this area and the perfect “welcome home” wine after weeks of not drinking any Californian Pinot Noirs. Great day to all! Cheers🍷 — 14 days ago

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Windsor Vineyards

Los Carneros Pinot Noir 1986

Found this bottle hiding on a shelf at The Artistry San Pedro. The owners were kind enough to allow me to open and decant it this evening.
Delightfully surprised that the porty nose blew off to reveal dried herby cran cherry rosemary notes with amarone style flavors and smoked oakiness on the palate.
— 13 days ago

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Saracina

Lolonis Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Nose has under-ripe peach, lemon zest, cold chalk and wet beach sand.

Palate has pineapple core, dried lemon, sea spray and dehydrated peach.

Nice balanced acidity, no real herbal notes to speak of, a different expression than the traditional style. This wine should have a long life ahead, drink 2024-31.

The inaugural, single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc for Saracina from the Lolonis Vineyard; possibly some of the oldest SB vines in the US, planted in 1942.

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our conductor Andris Nelsons and pianist Paul Lewis collaborate on the third of three concerts encompassing all five of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos in one weekend. Today's program includes OGONEK (Starling Variations, 2022; world premiere), FARRENC (Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Opus. 36) and BEETHOVEN (Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Opus 73, Emperor). This weekend has been an auditory pleasure, enjoying all five of Beethoven's piano concerti, and what a finale today!
— 12 days ago

Lyle, Peter and 32 others liked this
Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

Emperor Concerto 🥰
Severn Goodwin

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@Douglas Braun @Andrew Schirmer Yes, a great weekend. But the most amazing footnote, Paul Lewis has played all 5 piano concertos this weekend without the benefit of sheet music, all memory! Plus I'm thinking might be the first soloist to perform with the BSO for 3 days continuously. We've not had a weekend of great music like this since we got all three acts of Wagner Die Walküre in one epic weekend several years back! (I had to take the next day off, we dedicated the weekend to a lot of Riesling.)
(I had to check my calendar to make sure which pieces were exhibited. 🤦‍♂️)
John Bratincevic

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What a delight!

Bee Hunter

Mendocino Pinot Noir 2017

Medium ruby color. Aromas of bright cherry, watermelon, boysenberry and spices. Soft, elegant Pinot. Well balanced. — 11 days ago

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