Cienega Valley, Central Coast

Cambria Estate Winery

Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay

2021 Vintage I think a great buy at $16 nice barrel fermented character baked apple, white flowers, slight butterscotch, medium acidity — 10 days ago

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Alban Vineyards

Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah 2019

I always love Reva so a bit biased. — 9 days ago

Shay, Severn and 4 others liked this
Norman Gennaro

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Had some of this left over somehow and still tastes fantastic two days later. Love this

Cambria Estate Winery

Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Delicious, quaffable, red berries, earth, herbs, and wet stone. — a month ago

Ron, Tom and 6 others liked this

Lieu Dit

Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Franc 2019

Mild and a bit uneventful. — 3 months ago

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Crafted by Joseph J. Wagner, 4th generation winemaker, with winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas, tea and sweet spice notes. On the palate flavors of jammy blackberry and cherry with pronounced sweet vanilla oak, cacao and pepper spice notes. Soft tannins and bright acidity, well balanced, with mineral tones on a long finish ending with toasty spice! Nice! — 19 days ago

Juan, Douglas and 4 others liked this

Laetitia Vineyard & Winery

Estate Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Joe L.
9.2

Strawberries/red fruit, soft tannins, great acidity/tartness, nutmeg — 9 days ago

Lieu Dit

Santa Maria Valley Melon de Bourgogne 2023

From VintEdge here in Somerville. More ocean-y than I remember, then that melon hits… mmmmm 🍈 — a month ago

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Alban Vineyards

Patrina Alban Estate Syrah 2020

2020 vintage. Medium-heavy body. Dense, fruity nose. Some VA about. High palate concentration but not so much on the grounding, low palate. Granted, too youthful now. Revisit in 3-4 years seems appropriate. 6.5.24. — 19 days ago

Ted, Severn and 4 others liked this
Norman Gennaro

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Love Alban but hate waiting

Alban Vineyards

Pandora Edna Valley Grenache Syrah 2008

David T
9.4

Top 3 new world producer of nearly a 100% Ganache and or Syrah.

This w/ a 4 1/2 hour decant after a meal falls into black plum pudding.

Ripe, nectar driven; blackberries, plum pudding, dark cherries, black raspberries, poached strawberries, blueberry pie, dark berry cola, black licorice, dry stem, dark rich forest floor with leaves & dry twigs, pipe tobacco, dry crushed rocks, limestone minerals, dry herbs, dark, mid spice, some black pepper, top soil, steeped tea, some me baking spices, baking spices, fresh herbaceous notes, dark, red, purple, blue, withering flowers, perfect acidity and a well balanced, knitted, softly tensioned, elegant finish that lasts two-minutes.

Aged in 300-liter puncheons for 43 months.
— a month ago

Shay, Scott@Mister and 11 others liked this

Qupé

Bien Nacido Hillside Estate Syrah 2016

2016 vintage. Last tasted 1.14.24 (9.4). Ripped through the last two bottles. Medium/medium-heavy body. Still plenty of meaty/gamey qualities afoot but undergoing potty training and getting domesticated. Just starting to get cultured and “pretty.” 4.12.24. — 2 months ago

Shay, Andrew and 12 others liked this