Category Archives: Mendocino County

PICK of the RACK: Mariah Vineyards | Syrah | Mendocino Ridge AVA | Mendocino County | California | 2006 | $18 | 88 pts

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Aromas:  wild berry; black peppercorn; bell pepper; graphite; pine Character:  dry; lean structure; full-bodied; earthy & brambly; medium tannins; racy acidity; cedary oak; hints of wood ash Flavors:  blackberry; cured tobacco; lemon zest; juniper berry; hints of smoked meat Food Pairing:  sharp cheeses; grilled meats & BBQ; … Continue reading

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PICK of the RACK: Talmage | Syrah | Mariah Vineyards | Mendocino County | California | 2006 | $30 | 90pts

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Aromas:  kirsch; peppercorn; dried herbs; woodsmoke Character:  dry; full-bodied & savory; firm structure; fruit-earth balance; medium acids & tannin; integrated oak Flavors: black plum & dark fruit compote; roasted red bell pepper; black olive; anise Food Pairing: sharp cheeses; smoked meats & fish; … Continue reading

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PICK of the RACK: Mendocino Farms | Redvine Series | Mendocino County | California | 2006 | $25 | 87 pts

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Aromas:  dried black currant; dried herbs; cedar Character: dry; full-bodied and robust; medium tannins, acidity & oak Flavors:  black cherry; bell pepper; black tea; touch of leather Food Pairing:  Steak, roasted & smoked red meats; hard, sharp cheeses; moussaka   Mendocino Farms is not … Continue reading

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