Cruse Wine Co.

Monkey Jacket North Coast Red Blend

Lovely work - upfront gamy / Bauj kinda thing, light and bright. Like upbeat nick drake - the one with the piccolo bit. — a month ago

Williams Selyem

Drake Estate Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

Nice acid, lemon and citrus flavors. Plenty of life left. — 5 months ago

Martin, LM and 4 others liked this


Bien Nacido Vineyard I Block Chardonnay 2011

A gem from the bargain bin - single block from the Bien Nacido vineyard near Santa Maria, CA — a personal favorite. 2011. Shows a bit of oak up front but mellows after being open for an hour or so. — a year ago

P, Dan and 7 others liked this

Williams Selyem

Drake Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Lovely. Black cherry with wood spices. Long flavors on the palate. Really enjoyable WS wine. In 7 to 10 years this will be spectacular. — 2 months ago

Tom, Shay and 11 others liked this

Williams Selyem

Drake Estate Vineyard Brut Blanc de Noirs Pinot Noir 2003

Cathy Corison

Magnum. Lovely. Toasty. Bright red fruit. — 10 months ago

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Whitcraft Winery

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2015

I have an affinity for the first reactionaries against the big oaked Napa wines of the 1990s and 2000s. These guys/gals deserve more credit than given for connecting wine with my generation and all before Natural Wine was a recognized term.

Chris Whitcraft was one of these guys buying the best fruit (from places like Hirsch) and leaving the the rest to the land. His son, Drake, took over in 2009 and built out a flourishing business.

This one is excellent and has a high acid rustic murky full bodied tingly perfumed persona. It’s very complete - a full circle. Big exploding sour cherry and red currant. All in harmony.
— a year ago

Steve, Hermes and 20 others liked this

Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Bill Bender

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I’m down with the friendship and the Shafer HSS but on the basketball 🏀 part I’m all Clippers since 1978 ✊🏽@Rob Brobst III
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

Bombed the 3s, but lost 97 to 99 to LA tonight...................
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

It was ugly, but it was a win! Great night at Staples & great wine at the Palms at L.A Live