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Bob Stockwell, wine guru at the Arcata Co-op for the past 20 years, helped us sort out a choose-your-own-adventure sampling of Humboldt County vino. Cheers!

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  • Drew Hyland

Bubbly


Briceland Brut: A nice, dry sparkler (that sells out!). $35

White


Light Bodied:

Frog Alley Sauvignon Blanc. Best Winery at the Humboldt County Fair. Crisp, with white fruit overtones. $12

Sun Valley Semillon. 2014 Humboldt County Fair Sasquatch. Award for wineries using Humboldt grapes. Crisp, with a little texture and stone fruit flavor. $12

Light-to-Medium Bodied:

Sun Valley Un-Oaked Chardonnay. Vibrant, with a tropical fruitiness. $15

Lost Coast Vineyard Blond Bomb. A pinot grigio/chardonnay blend with light citrus and melon flavors. $11

Fieldbrook Piccola. An Italian blend of Cortese and Tocai Friulano with a touch of residual sugar and a hint of lemon. $14

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Red


Medium Bodied:

Moonstone Cabernet Franc. Voted Best Winery by North Coast Journal readers. More tannins and structure— perfect for a hearty meal. $26

Moonstone Barbera. The 2009 won Best Red at the Humboldt County Fair. Soft with light cedar, cherry and vanilla flavors. $23

Full Bodied:

Frog Alley Wildcat Red Table Wine. The 2011 won the Gold Medal at the Humboldt County Fair. A fruity blend with higher alcohol. $18

Light Bodied:

Briceland Syrah. Lean, with berry and plum flavors. $23 

Rosina Pinot Noir. The 2012 won Best Pinot Noir at the Humboldt County Fair. A delicate red aged in French oak. $23

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