Paicines, Central Coast

Donati Family Vineyard

Paicines Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Mmmmmmm…. 2015 cab is the perfect accompaniment with filet mignonette and charred cabbage with tahini sauce. Smooth, med-full body, oaky . Lovely — 3 days ago

Steve Martel
with Steve

Smith & Hook

Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Leggy. Deep ruby color. Dark cherry, vanilla, currant, and maybe plum on the nose. Leads with lots of medium to dark fruit, then balances with medium tannin at the finish. Really lovely; and this wine is begging for a spicy meat. Note: The more air you give it, the deeper/more complex the fruit. Give it 45 minutes before your first pour. — 17 days ago

Daniel P., Sharon and 10 others liked this

Caretaker Wines

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Color of purple, a bit bubbly and nice legs. Nose of cocoa, a bit burning in nasal cavity, in fact a bit gasoline, a bit of ripe grapes, and some dark fruits. A bit funny with that gasoline nose. Taste of nice acidity, sweet vanilla, mellow and soft with almost marginal tannins, a bit zesty rind to balance out, and a bit black tea. Aftertaste is medium long with a bit black pepper in the throat. On par. — 2 days ago

Neil, Ron and 2 others liked this

Prodigal

Cuvée Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017

Delicious. Fuller bodied Pinot signature of the diurnal shifts of SRH. Best region that California central coast has to offer and this is an exemplary bottle. Beautifully balanced with bright vibrant red cherries offering both fruity and tart components. Drinks young for five years of age. — 2 days ago

Neil, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Brecon Estate

True Acacia Head Central Coast Albariño

Pale lemon in color with a green hint.

Fruity nose of citrus, lemons, grapefruits, green apples, spices, tangerine and bitter herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, lemons, green apples, bitter herbs, spices, light earth and white pepper.

Tangy finish with limes and almonds.

This is a nice Albariño from the Central Coast. Easy drinking, very refreshing and tangy.

Needs a couple of minutes to open up, and better when not too cold.

A good quality wine and good by itself or with food. I paired it with fresh berries, cheeses and crackers.

Albariño grapes were fermented in Acacia barrels. A small production of only 276 cases made.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$36.
— 16 days ago

Rob, Alex and 14 others liked this

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. — 19 days ago

Eric, Ron and 8 others liked this

Sans Liege

Reserve Syrah 2017

2017 Reserve Syrah. Clone 470. 15.4% Alcohol. 51% Laeticia Syrah and 49% Bien Nacido Syrah. Amazing bottle. Big fruit velvet mouthfeel and long finish. Great job Curt! — 17 days ago

Shay, Jan and 6 others liked this

Tensley

Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah 2012

Shay A
9.2

Last time I had a Tensley Colson Syrah was about two years ago and it was the 2016. As a youngster, it was a purple fruit, bombastic, hedonistic monster. Tasting this 2012 with some age to it, I’m somewhat shocked it could channel the profile I experienced…as in, when it shed the baby fat, there is a distinct and rich mid palate here without going flabby.

Some bricking is taking place here as the wine pours a dark red with some fading around the rim. Aromatics of grilled dark plum, black currant, black tea and herbs with sweet cherry jerky. The palate is dense and rich with very little acidity, and an integrated finish with not much tannin. Balsamic drizzled black cherries dominate the palate here along with chewing tobacco leaves and muddled red and black fruits. Followed over two days and it stayed consistent. This isn’t getting any better, so drink up.
— 6 hours ago

Aaron, Tom and 11 others liked this

Familia Nueva

Liberté Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Color of different shades of purple, a bit cloudy. Nose of fresh cranberry, spices, strength of alcohol, soda powder, cherry jam, and some more burning sensation in the nasal cavity. Nose is beyond average. Taste follows the nose with addition of sweetness, really soft tannins, blackberry, a bit jasmine tea, and hint of vanilla. Aftertaste is medium, clean, mellow, and enjoyable. Except just a bit too sweet for me, this one is nice! Considering the price tag, she is awesome. — 3 days ago

Vanessa, Dawn and 3 others liked this

Kenneth Volk

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. — 3 days ago

Ericsson, Douglas and 1 other liked this