When we first tasted Lisa Bauer’s lineup of Yamakiri wines, we knew we’d stumbled upon an undiscovered gem in the world of Mendocino wines. Biodynamic + organic farming, minimal intervention in lovingly resurrected vineyard sites, precise, focused winemaking, and one of the sweetest people we know to boot? No-brainer. Her Pinot Noir expresses all the classic Anderson Valley terroir, with lush forest fruits, tons of wildflower aromatics, and a silky yet firm structure. A major score for Cali’ Pinot fanatics.