Central Coast, California

Brecon Estate

True Acacia Head Central Coast Albariño

Pale lemon in color with a green hint.

Fruity nose of citrus, lemons, grapefruits, green apples, spices, tangerine and bitter herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, lemons, green apples, bitter herbs, spices, light earth and white pepper.

Tangy finish with limes and almonds.

This is a nice Albariño from the Central Coast. Easy drinking, very refreshing and tangy.

Needs a couple of minutes to open up, and better when not too cold.

A good quality wine and good by itself or with food. I paired it with fresh berries, cheeses and crackers.

Albariño grapes were fermented in Acacia barrels. A small production of only 276 cases made.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 14 days ago

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Thacher Winery

Nouvea Valdiguié ShellCreek Vineyard 2020

This wine is medium dark red in the glass and has a nose of strawberry and cherry, with an earthy element added to it -sort of a Beaujolais feel. The palate offers up brilliant cherry notes and a racy acidity, along with rather firm tannins. The oak treatment - only five months neutral - make this a great choice for backyard cookouts this summer. Don't be afraid to ice down this unusual grape. Valdiguié is almost extinct, I'm told. It was once called Napa Gamay. — 8 days ago

Daniel P., Jonathan and 5 others liked this


Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard Grenache 2012

Pop and pour yesterday. I don't always drink grenache, but when I do...Yum. This is fantastically pure and solid grenache. Raspberry incense, wild strawberry coulis. Lovely acidity, good density, and a bright, tangy finish, with attenuated tannin. At peak, and excellent. — 18 hours ago

Andrew, Aaron and 5 others liked this
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Smith & Hook

Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Leggy. Deep ruby color. Dark cherry, vanilla, currant, and maybe plum on the nose. Leads with lots of medium to dark fruit, then balances with medium tannin at the finish. Really lovely; and this wine is begging for a spicy meat. Note: The more air you give it, the deeper/more complex the fruit. Give it 45 minutes before your first pour. — 16 days ago

Daniel P., Sharon and 10 others liked this

Familia Nueva

Liberté Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Color of different shades of purple, a bit cloudy. Nose of fresh cranberry, spices, strength of alcohol, soda powder, cherry jam, and some more burning sensation in the nasal cavity. Nose is beyond average. Taste follows the nose with addition of sweetness, really soft tannins, blackberry, a bit jasmine tea, and hint of vanilla. Aftertaste is medium, clean, mellow, and enjoyable. Except just a bit too sweet for me, this one is nice! Considering the price tag, she is awesome. — a day ago

Vanessa, Dawn and 3 others liked this

Thacher Winery

Glenrose Vineyard Cinsault 2019

This wine has a medium garnet tint to it, but is full red, not rosato red. The nose is amazing - there is a bit of raspberry, a touch of redwood and a hint of cinnamon. I don't recall ever smelling a wine like it. On the palate, again, amazing. Red berries of some sort dominate - like the kind we would pick along the railroad tracks in East Texas - and there is a mild tartness. The tannins are firm enough for those burgers from the grill and the acidity is refreshing. Chill this for your backyard barbecues and everyone will want to know what it is, and where they can get some. — 9 days ago

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Nice Winery

Clarity Central Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2019

#montereycounty #sauvignonblanc - Ripe apricot, grapefruit oil, general citrus and subtle tropical white/yellow fruit notes on nose. Richer-mouthfeel, the relatively high ABV is well integrated with a solid frame of acidity. Great example of California SB from Nice Winery. — 11 days ago

Hobo Wine Company

Folk Machine Suisun Valley Charbono 2018

I really liked this. And I am a fan of the obscure charbono grape. Starts out tough and rough but interesting. With a lot of air (I tasted over a few days)... the tough dissipates but all the interesting bits linger. If you imagine what that label taste like... you got it. — 18 days ago

Eric, Ron and 8 others liked this

Sans Liege

Reserve Syrah 2017

2017 Reserve Syrah. Clone 470. 15.4% Alcohol. 51% Laeticia Syrah and 49% Bien Nacido Syrah. Amazing bottle. Big fruit velvet mouthfeel and long finish. Great job Curt! — 15 days ago

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Matetic Vineyards

EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2019

On a hot almost-summer night this wine hits the spot! ☀️

It’s a Sauvignon Blanc from the Valle de Casablanca D.O. in Chile 🇨🇱 where the vines from which it hails receive cooling influences from the Pacific Ocean breezes, lending balance and preserving acidity. 🌊

It’s no wonder this wine is labeled EQ as in Equilibrio (the Spanish word for balance), because it offers a wonderful balance of ripe tropical fruit aromas and flavors with vibrant acidity and notable minerality. 🍍 🥭

The aromas and flavors are fresh, albeit ripe, generally tropical with passion fruit, guava, mango, underripe pineapple, also green apple, gooseberry, freshly cut grass, and wet slate.

It’s a perfect patio pairing and fun to explore the beauty of new world Sauvignon Blanc from this region.

It’s also a great value at $12.99. 👏👏👏👏👏

Matetic Vineyards, E.Q., Coastal Sauvignon Blanc, D.O. Valle de Casablanca, Viñedo Valle Hermoso, Chile. Vintage 2019. ABV 13.5%.

Cheers !!
— 13 days ago

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@Ron R Agreed this is a delish wine and amazing value. 8.9 is a very good score in my book! Cheers !!!
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@Vanessa, your scoring is as tight as a duck’s ass, and that’s watertight!


@Ron R 😂 Wow, never thought of it that way 🦆