Edna Valley, Central Coast


Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard Grenache 2012

Pop and pour yesterday. I don't always drink grenache, but when I do...Yum. This is fantastically pure and solid grenache. Raspberry incense, wild strawberry coulis. Lovely acidity, good density, and a bright, tangy finish, with attenuated tannin. At peak, and excellent. — 4 days ago

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Enz Vineyard Zinfandel 2012

Lighter translucent color. Classic Zin nose with chalky soil, jams from fruits of the vine, cherry syrup, and sweet smells. Flavors are pure delicious fruit. Savory side, but complex and woodsy. Apple Jack meets blackberry, cherry, strawberry cobbler. This is very nice coastal Zin. Has the depth you want. Aged well too. Not cooked or over oxidized. — 5 days ago

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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. — 21 days ago

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Alban Vineyards

Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah 2007

Another smart buy. Not sure how I got dropped from email alerts on them but what a mistake to not have more. — 5 days ago

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Field Recordings

Wonderwall Edna Valley Pinot Noir

Excellent!! Full mouth feel, with a little kick at the back of the throat. At Rockfish w D&S for C’s 70th. — 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 !!
— 16 days ago

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


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

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. — 17 days ago

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Edna Valley Vineyard

Central Coast Merlot

Leather, cherry, chocolate, spice, cinnamon, peach tart pear, vanilla, tannin, bay leaf, sour tart cherry — 4 days ago

Railsback Freres Winery

Les Rascasses Santa Ynez Valley Rosé Blend 2017

After having this a few times in the past month, I can confidently say this is my current favorite domestic Rosé. The price is right and it delivers a lot of pleasure each time. It can also age. This is the 2017 in magnum and it was singing after being open about an hour. — 8 days ago

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Bien Nacido Hillside Estate Syrah 2011

From magnum. 1st day was all about high toned red fruit, herb, secondary characteristics. Now the plum and berry are emerging on day 2 and I’m enjoying it much more. Has more life in it. 13% alcohol. Vinous 92. — 9 days ago

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@Scott Rose my first one. Definitely will look out for more.
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@Jason and Jennie Qupé founder Bob Lundquist sold the winery in 2018 and is doing his thing now under the Verdad & Lindquist Family Wines name in the same area. Haven’t had any of the recent Qupé wines and only 4-5 of Bob’s newer wines since the sale.
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@ Jason and Jennie If you liked that Qupé Syrah, I’d check out Ojai Vineyards Syrahs for more Syrah goodness.