Butte County, Central Valley

Fess Parker

The Big Easy Syrah Blend 2017

Study time 🤓 🍇!! Exploration of Syrah / Shiraz — from Barossa Valley, Australia to Northern Rhône, France to Central Coast, California — with @win_tries_wine and @deked1 on a Saturday afternoon.
Fess Parker, Syrah blend, The Big Easy. From Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA. Vintage 2017. ABV 14.9%. 57% Syrah, 31% Petite Sirah, 12% Grenache. Juicy black fruit, ripe blueberry, strawberry, cherry, dark chocolate, molasses, leather, vanilla and cedar. Medium- acidity, medium+ tannins, body, high alcohol.
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— 13 days ago

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Sharon B

Sharon B

Nice photo!
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Vanessa D

Thank you @Sharon B ! 🙏🙏

Chalone Vineyard

Reserve Estate Bottled Chalone Pinot Noir 2016

I picked this bottle up directly at Chalone last week. Was very impressed with their Pinots and this reserve in particular. Revisiting this bottle a week later: still awesome, complex layers of minerals and red fruit., very vibrant. One of the best CA pinots I have had. 93 Pts from a cab guy says a lot. 😎 — 2 days ago

Stolpman Vineyards

G.D.G. Santa Barbara County Gamay Noir 2019

Definitely sans soufre. Amazing funky town. — 6 days ago

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A Tribute to Grace Wine Company

Thompson Vineyard Grenache 2018

@Delectable Wine this is the Thompson Vineyard Grenache. Electric & energetic. Raspberry & tarragon all night long on the palate. The nose is the freshest red berries you smell all summer. Few producers connect to Grenache like Angela Osborne. — 9 days ago

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Joe Davant

Joe Davant

She’s amazing. We tasted with her last summer and fell in love with her wines.


Los Alamos Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Raspberry, cherry, cranberry, mushroom, forest floor. — 5 days ago

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A Tribute to Grace Wines

Santa Barbara County Grenache 2017

Translucent ruby. Baked cherry & strawberry flavors on the palate with dried tobacco leaf on finish. Elegant, medium bodied, with bright acidity . Good balance. Not fat or flabby, over ripe or jammy. Impressive. Too bad it was my only bottle! — 4 days ago

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The Ojai Vineyard

White Hawk Vineyard Syrah 2004

One of the most underrated Syrah producers. More SQN like, without the big body, than most other Syrahs. Absolutely lovely. — 6 days ago

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Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Pinot Gris Pinot Blanc 2018

Really nice Pinot Gris character , lees contact seem to notice the Pinot Blanc in the finish fun wine and solid price — 5 days ago

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2018 vintage

McManis Family Vineyards

Estate Grown Jamie Lynn Vineyard Barbera 2018

Best $10 wine I I’ve had in a long time. Complex? Nope, but absolutely delicious. Black fruit explosion with vanilla bean and subtle oak. A great choice for another glass after you drank the nicer stuff at your 6 year old’s all day birthday party. — 19 days ago

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Los Alamos Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

A big, big fan of Varner and their Foxglove, the best QPR 2nd label in Cali, with Talley’s Bishop’s Peak a close second. Varner’s entry-level Los Alamos pinot is a super fresh, light-bodied style with ample fruit, depth, and acidity. For $20 it’s SOLID. Varner’s higher end chard/pinot are superb. Seek out the entire range. Foxglove truly rocks as well. — 7 days ago

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Greg Gosselin

Greg Gosselin

Varner/Foxglove — Talley/Bishop’s Peak — Peay/Cep are elite 1st/2nd QPR labels.