Paicines, Central Coast

Sanguis

The Secret Chardonnay Roussanne

When a gifted winemaker tinkers with old world grapes in a new world fashion. — 5 days ago

Eric, Daniel P. and 19 others liked this

Birichino

Pétulant Naturel Malvasia Bianca 2017

Outstanding pet nat. Honey, pear, apricot, elderflower. Very dry, perfectly balanced. — 7 days ago

Ron, Romain and 4 others liked this

Cadre Wines

Sea Queen Edna Valley Albariño

Full bodied and flavored with a loads of underripe peach , grapefruit, and white flowers. High acid and long finish. Very impressive. — 4 days ago

Brian, Andrew and 8 others liked this

The Ojai Vineyard

Camp 4 Vineyard Vermentino 2021

The Ojai Vineyard - Camp 4 Vineyard - Santa Barbara County - Vermentino - 2021

Superb Santa Barbara County Fruit, Fruit is round and expertly ripe. Those in the know, know Camp 4 Vineyard.

Santa Barbara Terroir on the nose. Sight is greenish yellow. Medium+-Full body. Acidity is medium, keeping things early summer quenchable and drinkable without being bracing, and retaining the fun summer fruitiness without being bonkers. Flavor profile has a bit of grass, hay, and white peach notes. Delicious. Multi-bottle purchase. Highly recommend making a reservation for tasting if planning a trip to Ojai.

So far, for the limited amount of Vermentino in CA, and the ones I have been lucky enough to come across, This is my favorite still wine Vermentino (yes, theres sparkling out there too)

#CaliforniaLove

#SoLongNorCal

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— 3 days ago

Rob, Ericsson and 1 other liked this
vinokeeno

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Love the Ojai Vyds tasting room in Ojai.

Fulldraw Vineyard

Chopping Block Paso Robles Syrah Blend 2018

Medium ruby with a very powerful Ripe👃 of blue and red fruits. Blueberries, dried cranberries, a bit of dried herbs, and blood orange. The wine is drier than the nose and the Paso Robles location led me to assume. Plenty of body (full) and tannins, this is what I would call a brooding wine. Medium acidity. Nice, pleasant finish. Would probably have gone better with a heavy stew and fall/winter weather. It’s 90 degrees and I’m drinking it on a walk. That being said, I’m the kinda guy that will eat pizza for breakfast, so it’s still good. — 11 days ago

Shay, Eric and 3 others liked this

Diatom

Chardonnay 2021

This is a great value Chardonnay with crisp acidity, medium body and terrific balance between lemon and apple fruit and flinty minerality. Creamy texture without being overdone, long finish. — 3 days ago

Mike, Tom and 1 other liked this

Calera Wine Company

de Villiers Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Legendary Loss

Calera founder Josh Jensen passed away earlier this month after a lifetime of achievements that included elevating American Pinot Noir on the world stage

Day 1
Served this with the Vinloq System
👃Bold, sexy, purple fruit floods from the glass endlessly
👅Spicy purple fruit, blood orange, sasafras, and licorice. A gentle tannic pull on the smoke tinged finish. Drinking well

Remaining wine was Slow Decanted in my refrigerator

DAY 10
👃Sweet, spicy, purple fruits with more vanilla, oak, vegetal, and tobacco notes than Day 1
👅Same sweet plummy fruit with tobacco and licorice. Fruit forward but balanced. Soft tannins and no heat

I did not have a preference for Day 1 or Day 10. There were more oak notes on both the nose and palate on Day 10. Two solid showings👍This is solidly in its drinking window & will be there for quite some time 🍷
— 6 days ago

Shay, Ira and 18 others liked this

Block No. 45

Monterey Merlot 2017

This is the Monterey Merlot. Plain as plain can be label design. Ruby red with just a hint of rusty color. Flavors are tangy, juicy and complex. This is CA Merlot like it can be made well. Leather, mulberry and just the lightest touch of sweet black licorice. — 16 days ago

John, Sharon and 2 others liked this
John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

I think you have this review tagged to the petite Syrah.
Tree Kilpatrick

Tree Kilpatrick

Yeah they just fixed it. Should be the merlot now…

Jolie-Laide Wines

Rodnick Farm Melon de Bourgogne 2017

I don’t know why there’s not more Melon de Bourgogne in the world. Citrusy, refreshing and delicious! — 10 days ago

Tom, Shay and 5 others liked this