Mendocino

Masút Pinot Noir 2012

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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir Masút is a tribal word for “rich, dark earth.”  The inaugural vintage of Masút from brothers Ben and Jake Fetzer is like being enveloped in a rain forest. It’s rich dark cherries wrapped by dusky earthiness — elegant and primal simultaneously. […]

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Parducci Small Lot Blend Chardonnay 2010

wine bottle shot of Parducci Small Lot Blend Chardonnay Mendocino County, California

“The beauty of daylight-saving time is that it just makes everyone feel sunnier.” — Edward MarkeyMemorial Day is the official kick-off for summer. Parducci Small Lot Blend Chardonnay is a wine that will make you feel sunnier (even if you’re stuck in the coastal grey of June Gloom). The wine is fresh with clear fruit flavors […]

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Parducci True Grit Petite Sirah 2008

bottle shot of Parducci True Grit Petite Sirah a bold red wine. The label is parchment gold with a pair of cowboy boots on the label.

“It takes a little courage, and a little self-control. And some grim determination, If you want to reach the goal. It takes a great deal of striving, and a firm and stern-set chin. No matter what the battle, if you really want to win, there’s no easy path to glory. There is no road to […]

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Paul Dolan Chardonnay 2009

bottle shot of Paul Dolan Vineyards Chardonnay from Mendocino County California

“To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.” – Anatole France Imagine a delcious chardonnay for under $20. Imagine that it rivals wine costing much more. Imagine the flavors of crisp apples, lemons and juicy pears with a whisper of vanilla. The daydreams have been answered with the Paul Dolan Chardonnay, a fantastic […]

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Paul Dolan Pinot Noir 2008

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“The roses, the lovely notes, the dining and dancing are all welcome and splendid. But when the Godiva is gone, the gift of real love is having someone who’ll go the distance with you. Someone who, when the wedding day limo breaks down, is willing to share a seat on the bus.” — Oprah Winfrey […]

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Jim Ball Vineyards Anderson Valley Signature Pinot Noir 2007

Jim Ball Vineyards Anderson Valley Signature Pinot Noir

“It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” – W. Somerset Maugham Jim Ball makes damn fine pinot noir.  Wine Harlots have delayed writing about the exceptional wine, as our feeble words can’t convey the beauty, the elegance, the grace of the pinot noir […]

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Mendocino Farms Fairbairn Ranch Syrah 2005

Label for Mendocino Farms Fairbairn Ranch Syrah

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”  — Anne Bradstreet When life hands you hardship, grab a bottle of Mendocino Farms Fairbairn Ranch Syrah, hunker down and hold on.  Drinking this wine is comforting.  It has […]

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Ukiah Cellars Two Vineyards Chardonnay 2008

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“In the depths of winter,  I at last discovered that within me there lay an invincible summer.”  — Albert Camus The winter doldrums getting you down?  Wine Harlots suggest a glass of liquid sunshine to brighten up your day.  Try the Ukiah Two Vineyards Chardonnay, with it’s cheerful sun-burst label.  It’s an unoaked chardonnay with […]

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Yorkville Cellars Carménère 2006

Yorkville Cellars Carménère 2006

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.”  — Albert Schweitzer “The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.”  — Okakura Kakuzo   If you’re accustomed to thick, chewy Chilean carménère’s, you’re in for a surprise.  The Yorkville Cellars Carménère, […]

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McNab Ridge Petite Sirah 2006

bottle shot of McNab Ridge mendocino county petite sirah

“Simplicity is complexity resolved.”  — Constantin Brancusi The color is intense purple with ruby edges.  The nose has an unusual, intriguing (and not unpleasant) meaty-sweet nose.  It has rich blackberry flavors with subtle peppery tones with a whisper of vanilla.  A lot of fruit, but balanced.  Smooth.  We want to say “nice” but that word […]

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