Cienega Valley, Central Coast

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. — 11 days ago

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Bedrock Wine Co.

Wirz Vineyard Riesling

Honey, melon, sugar lemon on the nose. Dry palate with lots of fruit. Paired so-so with with sweet spicy saffron pasta tonight. — 21 days ago

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Beckmen Vineyards

Purisima Mountain Vineyard Syrah 2018

This was a big wine. Deep, dark, cooked black and blue fruit, smoke, ash, very subtle meatiness, and no shortage of oak. Long, spicy, explosive finish. Substantial, chewy tannins that would benefit from more time in the bottle... would have been a bit much without the steaks. Nice bottle though. — 17 days ago

Bob, Neil and 6 others liked this

Paul Lato

"The Prospect" Sierra Madre Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

A lovely clove and raspberry, maybe some stone. Very nice acidity. My third pinot noir from Paul Lato Wines. The best: still "The Prospect". But maybe in three years... — 4 days ago

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 !!
— 6 days ago

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Vanessa

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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 !!!
Ron R

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@Vanessa, your scoring is as tight as a duck’s ass, and that’s watertight!
Vanessa

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

La Pelle Wines

Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay 2019

Ron R
9.5

Piercing, riveting, focused. What a brilliant inaugural vintage. Nectarine overload. Bright acidity with some delicate spices. Burgundy in Cali. Loved it. — 14 days ago

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Scott Rose

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Pretty high score for a Santa Maria Valley Chard and I'm a fanboy for the area for Burgundian, Italian and Rhône varietals more than most. Will def be keeping an eye out for this one on wine lists on the next visit up.
Ron R

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@Scott Rose, try Acme in Cali. They have it.
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I purchased direct from La Pelle. They may still have some…

Alban Vineyards

Alban Estate Vineyard Grenache 2016

I LOVE Alban wines. This is my first experience with their single vine Grenache. Wow was i impressed. Deep purple hew. Rich and luscious. Popping red fruit with a massive nose. I did open this earlier than i would normally, so the acidity level was high. Mouthfeel was full and left a 40 second finish. A few years in bottle this could easily get to 98-99 pts. — 7 days ago

Eric, Shay and 13 others liked this

Au Bon Climat

Hildegard Estate Bottled Santa Maria Valley White Blend 2016

N:Unripe apricots, lemon zest, Chamomile, pears, sea shells, meringue,
P:Boston cream donuts, Honeydew.. very ripe, Nice acidity on the finish.
A marvel. R.I.P. Jim Clendenen.
There’s a Granny Smith like cling to the finish.
— 9 days ago

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Stolpman Vineyards

Estate Grown Ballard Canyon Syrah 2017

This tasty red reminds me of our family trip to the area and the amazing wines we shared! In particular, this Syrah is very fruit forward with tart blackberry and a bit of pepper. Doesn’t blow me away, but still quite delicious #hopvwineclub #houseofpurevin #detroit — 5 days ago

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Timbre Winery

Lead Vocals Pinot Noir 2016

Very good. Just off nutty. — 3 days ago

Bob, Severn and 14 others liked this