Los Angeles County, South Coast

Stolpman Vineyards

Para Maria de los Tecolotes Santa Barbara County Red Blend 2018

After wine club competition marvel… thanks Jeffery Bell for picking the winner and a great closer — 20 days ago

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Stolpman Vineyards

Para Maria de los Tecolotes Ballard Canyon Syrah

Fresh berries on the nose; fragrant and fresh. — 21 days ago

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Forlorn Hope

Amerikanischen Kobold Kick-On Ranch Los Alamos Riesling 2014

lotssss of petrol, chalk, limestone, zippy lemon/lime, sea spray, some creamy autolytic notes, porcini mushroom, high acid(!) — a month ago

Los Angeles River Wine Company

Lone Wolf Bob Munoa Ranch MISSION (LISTÁN PRIETO) 2020

Joe Carroll
9.2

Made from a very old vineyard in Temecula that hadn’t been pruned or cared for in over sixty years. — 3 months ago

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Hartley-Ostini Hitching Post

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2017

Featured in the film “Sideways,” blend of Santa Maria Valley, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Rita Hills and Los Alamos vineyards, Ruby with aromas of red fruits and spice, aged French and Hungarian oak (45% new). On the palate flavors of juicy cherry and currants with tea and smoky spice, great balance and structure. Fine soft tannins, long savory finish ending with fruit and spice character. Very nice! — a month ago

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Testarossa

Cuvée Los Gatos Monterey County Pinot Noir 2018

Silky smooth. Easy to pair (burgers were great) or not. To quote CWC, “aromas of ripe cherry, roasted strawberry, lemon zest, papaya, cranberry, orange, and oak spice…” “citrus and red fruit on the palate” “with refreshing acidity and polished tannin…” I would like more please 😬 — a month ago

Sans Liege

The Offering Syrah Blend 2018

So I bought this blindly at a wine store in south Florida. When I realized how much I spent on it and the producer was on a recommendation list by someone in Napa, I was very excited about trying it, so I saved it for a special occasion. I opened it tonight and was actually disappointed. The alcohol level is very high (15.2%) which took away from the fruit blend (and yes I did decant). Will probably not purchase this again 🙁 — 2 months ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Elegant photo!
Jody Scharf

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Sharon the only thing that's missing from that picture is a straw in each bottle

Madeleine

L'Arsouille Chenin Blanc 2015

Dull florals creamy, valley floor south county fruit does not reach the height of other vintages — 6 days ago

A Tribute to Grace Wines

Hofer Vineyard Grenache 2019

What can I say I love anything Angela makes, and the new Tribute to Grace tasting room in Los Alamos is a gem. My Dad declared this was his favorite wine ever and my mom is from nearby Cucamonga, so let’s just say everyone was happy. For that reason, wine of our trip out west after not seeing the folks for 18 months. As always, just incredibly elegant Grenache, light on its feet, but not without its nuanced power — a month ago

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Kamall

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Thanks! I’m in Los Olivos right now and was wondering whether I should go there! Will wander up later today…
Ben Lehman

Ben Lehman

@Kamall That’s awesome! Well worth the stop! And bell’s restaurant down the road is very good

Varner

Los Alamos Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

This way over-delivers. Cranberry, black tea, bergamot, tobacco, camphor, dried mushrooms and a distinct loaminess. Perhaps a tad austere for the average bloke, with some elevated VA to boot. But this is a rather serious Pinot Noir with plenty of potential for extensive aging. I’m getting decidedly Old World vibes. — 3 months ago

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