Central Coast, California

Sanguis

The Secret Chardonnay Roussanne

When a gifted winemaker tinkers with old world grapes in a new world fashion. — a day ago

Eric, Daniel P. and 16 others liked this

Fulldraw Vineyard

Chopping Block Paso Robles Syrah Blend 2018

Medium ruby with a very powerful Ripe👃 of blue and red fruits. Blueberries, dried cranberries, a bit of dried herbs, and blood orange. The wine is drier than the nose and the Paso Robles location led me to assume. Plenty of body (full) and tannins, this is what I would call a brooding wine. Medium acidity. Nice, pleasant finish. Would probably have gone better with a heavy stew and fall/winter weather. It’s 90 degrees and I’m drinking it on a walk. That being said, I’m the kinda guy that will eat pizza for breakfast, so it’s still good. — 7 days ago

Shay, Eric and 3 others liked this

Field Recordings

Skins Chenin Blanc Blend 2021

2021. A little orange wine while shopping for some summer wines! — 13 days ago

Daniel, Brent and 2 others liked this

Tablas Creek Vineyard

Esprit de Tablas Mourvedre Blend 2019

Better on day two but probably needs more time in bottle. Cherry compote, baking spices, bitter chocolate, a bit of eucalyptus and pine, tannin and acidity on the finish. More tart cherries and spices at the end. — 5 days ago

Matt, Byron and 3 others liked this

Calera Wine Company

de Villiers Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Legendary Loss

Calera founder Josh Jensen passed away earlier this month after a lifetime of achievements that included elevating American Pinot Noir on the world stage

Day 1
Served this with the Vinloq System
👃Bold, sexy, purple fruit floods from the glass endlessly
👅Spicy purple fruit, blood orange, sasafras, and licorice. A gentle tannic pull on the smoke tinged finish. Drinking well

Remaining wine was Slow Decanted in my refrigerator

DAY 10
👃Sweet, spicy, purple fruits with more vanilla, oak, vegetal, and tobacco notes than Day 1
👅Same sweet plummy fruit with tobacco and licorice. Fruit forward but balanced. Soft tannins and no heat

I did not have a preference for Day 1 or Day 10. There were more oak notes on both the nose and palate on Day 10. Two solid showings👍This is solidly in its drinking window & will be there for quite some time 🍷
— 2 days ago

Shay, Ira and 17 others liked this

Birichino

Pétulant Naturel Malvasia Bianca 2017

Outstanding pet nat. Honey, pear, apricot, elderflower. Very dry, perfectly balanced. — 3 days ago

Ron, Romain and 3 others liked this

Tercero

Larner Vineyard Grenache 2014

Greg Ballington
9.1

Medium ruby red in appearance. A bit savory on the nose with berries, spices, cocoa and a hint of earthiness. Well balanced palate with a medium body and medium tannins (5.5/10). Fresh red berries on the palate with some darker spices and bramble berries. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2029. — 9 days ago

India Okoh
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Neil, Jonathan and 5 others liked this

Block No. 45

Monterey Merlot 2017

This is the Monterey Merlot. Plain as plain can be label design. Ruby red with just a hint of rusty color. Flavors are tangy, juicy and complex. This is CA Merlot like it can be made well. Leather, mulberry and just the lightest touch of sweet black licorice. — 12 days ago

John, Sharon and 2 others liked this
John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

I think you have this review tagged to the petite Syrah.
Tree Kilpatrick

Tree Kilpatrick

Yeah they just fixed it. Should be the merlot now…

Jolie-Laide Wines

Rodnick Farm Melon de Bourgogne 2017

I don’t know why there’s not more Melon de Bourgogne in the world. Citrusy, refreshing and delicious! — 7 days ago

Tom, Shay and 5 others liked this

Cargasacchi

Pinot Noir 2007

Andrew Holod
9.5

Deep ruby.
Nose is initially a bit shy. With air, in tulip glass and paired with homemade shepherd's pie; this shows juniper berry, bitter cherry pit/bark, bracing digestif herbs. In a big Burgundy stem, shows some rose hip, acerola, crushed creosote leaf, damp pine forest. This is one heck of a complex nose.
Palate is medium bodied, tannins are fine, long and surprisingly dry, not on the mid palate but one the finish with a black tea/amaro like bitterness that lingers.
I really wish I had more as this is my last bottle.
— 23 days ago

ESF, Ericsson and 2 others liked this
ESF

ESF

Sounds like some great stuff, never heard of them
Andrew Holod

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Ed, I don't think they are vinifying their own wines anymore, maybe only selling grapes. I saw Loring Wine Co, Bonaccorsi and Pali in recent vintages.
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BTW was introduced to Peter C. While working with Sashi Moorman when he was making wines at Stolpman and consulting for Bonaccorsi in 2004, just after Mike had passed away. The Lompoc wine ghetto was a place of fraternity as I recall.