Paicines, Central Coast

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Big and bold Pinot! Deep purple/garnet color. Aromas of cooked black berry/raspberry, purple flowers, black licorice and pepper spice. More black cherry and blueberry fruit on the palate with notes of dark chocolate, baking spices and maple. Quite rich, concentrated and viscous. Velvety tannins and moderately low acidity. Big Pinot! — 9 days ago

Daniel P., Paul and 2 others liked this

Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2018

On with ABC. Five year old chard this time. Not as crisp as it’s younger counterparts and aging a little better than expected. There’s exuberant pineapple on the nose, palate, and finish, somehow it works… Not overpowering but refreshing, like pineapple shaved iced from childhood… High acidity, medium alcohol, slightly oaky and beginning to show sings of integration. Cheers. — 23 days ago

Paul, Michiel and 9 others liked this

Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2019

Best Cali Pinot I’ve had in a while! — 21 days ago

Saxum Vineyards

James Berry Vineyard Red Rhône Blend 2010

2010 vintage. Thinned out somewhat, body-wise, yet still packing a punch. Lots of complexities still in the tasting grasp. 9.20.23. — 2 days ago

Bob, Severn and 7 others liked this

Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

8/2023. So good. Full of flavors and so nice on the palate. Paired well with the duck served at Hall’s Chophouse. — 19 days ago

Tom, Dawn and 3 others liked this

Sea Smoke

Ten Estate Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Lovely! Light tobacco on the nose. Strawberries on the front — medium tannic structure that’s silky into the finish — a light toasting with mineral high notes that completes with slightly sour zing on the finish to knock us out of our complacency. — 14 days ago

Daou Vineyards

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Deep ruby red color, notes of tobacco on the mose, paired with lamb meatballs — a month ago

Sharon, Shay and 2 others liked this

Clos Pepe Estate

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2014

This is Clos Pepe’s Dark Side bottling, which they only made a few times. What an excellent PN, loaded with dark cherries, other dark fruits and some cola. There was a little left in the decanter about an hour or so after dinner and the fruit was gone as well as the long sweet finish. I had opened and decanted it about an hour before dinner and maybe that was too much time but got through dinner fine. — 8 days ago

Daou Vineyards

Pessimist Paso Robles Red Blend


Deep deep purple. It was a warm day yesterday I might have chilled this first. Ripe mouth watering juice. — 21 days ago

with Jeni
Ericsson, Anthony and 8 others liked this

Alban Vineyards

Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah 2017

Deep ruby. Ripe sweet cherry, chocolate nose. Blackberry, black licorice, tobacco, toast. Long finish. — 24 days ago

Shay, Joseph and 2 others liked this