Central Coast, California

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022

This IS Santa Barbara County Pinot! First taste was a big burst of fruit. Not too sweet, not simple and unsophisticated, not a jammy Zin bomb, mind you. Instead, more like a zing of bright, pure, winey fruit. Remarkable and memorable. We had the 2022 vintage in a magnum bottle so perhaps that helped preserve its freshness and purity. We enjoyed this Big Mama at the Palm Restaurant in downtown LA, celebrating my daughter Rachel’s graduation from UCLA Law School. Congratulations, Rachel! — 10 days ago

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Rombauer Vineyards

Carneros Chardonnay

Great mix of a European and Napa style. Nice fruit and slight butter after. Very nice. — 13 days ago

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Corison

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

A little muted even after having been double decanted 4 hours earlier, it really needs more cellar time to unfurl. — 14 days ago

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Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Really deep color. But if berry, but balanced. — 11 days ago

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Justin Vineyards & Winery

Isosceles Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

2018 in 2024. Could use some more time in the cellar. — 11 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Three Valleys Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2021

Blend of 65% Zinfandel, 26% Petite Sirah, 5% Syrah & 4% Alicante Bouschet. Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, oak, spice and floral scents. On the palate flavors of cherry and raspberry with pepper, cacao, spice and smoky oak. Well balanced, fine tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit, smoke and spice. Will age. — 10 days ago

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Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2012 Opus One is a terrific choice for drinking now. Silky and beautifully perfumed, the 2012 is wonderfully open-knit in this tasting. The purity of the fruit is alluring, There's still a good bit of freshness, too. Naturally, the 2012 reflects the medium-bodied style that is typical of the year, but all the elements are very nicely balanced. Crushed red berry fruit, mint, rose petal, spice and blood orange linger. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2024)
— 12 days ago

Justin Vineyards & Winery

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Ted
9.1

Solid Cabernet. — 5 days ago

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Kosta Browne

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2021

On the nose, there is blackberry and dark cherry... On the palate, beautiful baked blackberry tart... Maybe even some baking spices in there as well including a wee cinnamon... The mild spice of an oriental pipe tobacco lurking... Acidity is middle of the road... Blueberry makes a late appearance... The tannins here are very soft and contributing to a long length that seems to go the earthy, savory direction... — 10 days ago

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Heitz Cellar

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Outstanding juice that’s in a great place but has distance for further cellaring. Deftly balanced even at 14.5% abv. Eucalyptus. Tobacco leaf. With New York strip steaks. — a day ago

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Spencer Fox

Spencer Fox

damn, go off