Cafe Beaujolais in Mendocino

  • Navarro. Chardonnay, 2011. Mendocino.  tasted good but made my stomach hurt. 9/21/2014
  • Rivino. Sangiovese, 2011. Mendocino. Tobacco, smokey, oak, earthy.9/21/2014
  • McNab. Family Reserve, 2009. Mendocino. Very good. 9/21/2014

Tasted at Raven’s Restaurant in Mendocino.

  • Masut. Estate, 2011. Mendocino. Very good, light on palette, bright acidity, cherry. 9/21/2014

Saracina Winery – has a cave. closed during harvest season. ok wines.

  • Sauvignon Blanc. 2003
  • Unoaked Chardonnay. 2013
  • Atrea The Choir. 2012
  • Atrea Skid Rose. 2013

Soda Rock Winery

  • Sauvignon Blanc. 2013
  • Chardonnay. 2012
  • Merlot. 2010
  • Cabernet Sauvignon. 2007
  • Zinfandel. 2011
  • Primitivo. 2011. favorite. Black Cherry, leather. juicy ripe raspberry, blackberry.

Solage Resort. Ate at Solbar and tasted

  • Solage. Chardonnay, 2011. Napa Valley. Golden, slow legs. Clean-floral. low tannin not dry.
  • Rutz Cellars. Pinot Noir, 2011. Proprietor’s reserve. Smooth, clean. dark fruits, less earthy
  • Rossi-Wallace. Pinot Noir, 2012. Napa Valley.
  • Belle Glos. Pinot Noir, 2013. “Las Alturas Vineyard”. Santa Lucia Highlands. did not like. felt in throat.

Tamber Bey Winery. Ordered a case. In Calistoga.

  • Dijon Chardonnay, 2012. Deux Chevaux Vineyard, Yountville.
  • Pinot Noir, 2012. Sun Chase Vineyard, Sonoma Coast.
  • Rabicano, 2011. Deux Chevaux Vineyard, Yountville.
  • Tovero, 2011. Deux Chevaux Vineyard, Yountville.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011. Estate Vineyards, Oakville.
  • Sauvignon Blanc, 2013. Tench Vineyard, Oakville.
  • Chardonnay, 2013. Trio Vineyard, Yountville.
  • Red Stable Wine, 2011. Three Steeds, Napa Valley.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011. Deux Chevaux Vineyard, Yountville.

Hog Island Oyster Co. – at Oxbow Public Market

  • Manifesto! Sauvignon Blanc, 2012. North Coast. – did not like it. 

St. Clement Winery

  • Sauvignon Blanc, 2013. Napa Valley
  • Bale Lane Sauvignon Blanc, 2013. Liked, almost no legs
  • Napa Valley Chardonnay, 2012. Liked
  • Abbott’s Vineyard Chardonnay, 2012.
  • Merlot. both liked
  • Napa Valley Cabernet, 2011.
  • Steinhauer Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010. Liked. Howell Mountain. easy to drink. may drink alone. expected maturity 2014- 2029.
  • Oroppas Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011. Liked.  Oroppas = Sapporo spelled backwards.  Sapporo owned St. Clement in the past
  • Armstrong Ranch, 2010. Diamond Mountain. Liked. expected maturity 2018 – 2028.
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