Featured Wines

2012 Edmeades Zinfandel, Mendocino County

We at Wine Lines Online must confess – we have a soft spot for the intense, complex, black pepper-laced, briary blackberry Zinfandels of Mendocino County. One of the oldest producers in the area is Edmeades Winery. This rendition is a liquid ruby… Read more


2012 Armida Winery ‘Il Campo’ Estate Field Red Wine Blend, Dry Creek Valley

Made from Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignan grapes grown on Armida’s Dry Creek Valley estate, this full-bodied wine exudes a sweet fruit impression in the mouth, along with a nice spiciness and a dark chocolate note. The aroma and flavor… Read more


2012 Ledson Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

David Ramey has developed something of a cult following among wine lovers, and his work for Ledson demonstrates why. Breathe in the aroma of this Chardonnay, and visions of pineapple upside-down cake may dance in your head, with its baking spice,… Read more


2012 Ledson Chardonnay, Carneros

This creamy wine showcases notes of apple and pear, along with a hint of citrus. A quintessential sipping wine, crafted by David Ramey. MSRP: $36 (April 2014) Wine Lines rating:… Read more


2011 Gypsy Boots Pinot Noir, Sonoma County/Mendocino County

Three prime areas for premium Pinot Noir — the Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley and Anderson Valley — provided the fruit for this cuvee, which is very light ruby in hue, slightly cloudy, and shows light orange on the rim of the wineglass…. Read more


2012 Gypsy Boots Pinot Noir, Sonoma County/Santa Barbara County/Mendocino County

Winemaker James MacPhail sourced grapes from Santa Barbara County to Mendocino County in crafting this superb wine, which is light translucent ruby with glints of orange toward the rim, and slightly cloudy. The sweet nose shows orange rind, bright… Read more


2012 Lazy Creek Vineyards Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

This gorgeous wine is translucent dark ruby in color, with an uplifted nose of bright cherry and berry, mint, cedar and menthol. The fruit really pops in the mouth, with a good palate entry and a mild, integrated grip at the end. As the wine opens… Read more


2012 Ferrari-Carano ‘Middleridge Ranch’ Pinot Noir, Mendocino Ridge

Wines made from a single winegrape clone, while not necessarily one-dimensional, tend to be less interesting than multi-clone cuvees. This came to mind after tasting this bottling from Ferrari-Carano’s Middleridge Ranch, which is planted to two… Read more


2012 Ferrari-Carano Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

Lots of “S” words come to mind when describing this wine, including sleek and supple. Translucent rose coral in color, it has a heady nose of sweet, fleshy dark cherries, citrus, orange, dark flowers, wintergreen, allspice and black tea. The… Read more


2010 Wakefield ‘St. Andrews Single Vineyard Release’ Shiraz, Clare Valley, Australia

We love the big, opulent, in-your-face Shiraz fruit bombs made by so many Aussie vintners. This is not one of them. Yet, we love this wine, too. Its opaque purple-black hue is typical of those big teeth stainers, but this wine is more Claret-like…. Read more