Posts Tagged ‘Mendocino County’

2012 Artezin Zinfandel, Mendocino County

Translucent ruby color with streaks of violet. The wine offers up varietal scents of pectin, paraffin, light pepper, pie spices, and briary red and black berry fruit. These same Zinny flavors are echoed on the palate. This is a balanced Zinfandel… Read more


2011 Edmeades Zinfandel, Mendocino County

Translucent light ruby color. Sweet scents of fleshy dark fruits play nicely off of piquant pectin, aromatic clove, loam, and a note of tobacco. In the mouth, the sweet and spicy fruits pick up a black licorice streak. The red is smooth through to… Read more


2011 Dashe Cellars ‘Les Enfants Terribles’ Zinfandel, McFadden Farm, Potter Valley, Mendocino County

Dried apricot and mild spice in the nose, leading to white pepper and strawberry flavors and a nice, lingering finish. This wine is supple, goes down easy. Perfect with a California barbecue chicken pizza. MSRP: $24 (November 2012) Wine Lines… Read more


2011 Dashe Cellars ‘Les Enfants Terribles’ Zinfandel, Heart Arrow Vineyard, Mendocino County

Nearly transparent ruby red color. A bright nose full of red cherry and strawberry, an inobtrusive whiff of barnyard, a little dash of pepper. This would be a fun wine to open up at your next party — nothing more than a loaf of bread and a chunk… Read more


2010 Bonterra Merlot, Mendocino County

Nearly opaque dark ruby color. Pretty aromas of cherry liqueur play off of toasty, spicy oak shadings. The wine is medium-bodied and smooth in the mouth, picking up some milk chocolate toward the finish. It’s not Petrus but, at this price point,… Read more


2010 Bonterra Zinfandel, Mendocino County

Nearly transparent garnet color. Aromas of black pepper, raspberry and plum lead to sweet red fruit on the palate, where fine but drying tannins shorten the finish. Try with smoked tri-tip. MSRP: $15.99 (October 2012) Wine Lines rating:… Read more


2011 Bonterra Chardonnay, Mendocino County

This winery is one of the original Certified Organic grape growers in California. This bottling sports aromas and flavors of vanilla cream, apple, pineapple and citrus blossom. There is a pleasant sweet-tart juiciness at the end that invites the… Read more


2009 Artezin Petite Sirah, Mendocino County, Garzini Ranch

Deep purple-plum color. Peppery aromas of game meat, fleshy black cherry, blackberry, and menthol lead to sweet, creamy blackberry fruit with licorice stick and notes of milk chocolate. There are lots of fine-grained tannins at the end. MSRP: $36… Read more


2010 Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino and Lake Counties

A deep hue of opaque black/purple. Aromas of sweet, fleshy black cherry, currant and cranberry are accented by whiffs of mint, dill, black pepper and shadings of toasty, vanillin oak. These impressions follow through on the palate, picking up silty,… Read more


2010 Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc, Lake and Mendocino Counties

Clear light straw color. A pungent varietal nose of herbs, gooseberry, kiwi fruit and citrus leads to flavors of melon, hay and lime. Medium-bodied, with bright acidity balanced by a hint of sweetness, this is a refreshing wine equally enjoyable on… Read more