Santa Barbara County Nebbiolo 2014

Light brick to ruby in color with transparent edges. The initial bouquet is jam. Hints of currants and red raspberry. Gentle and smooth with a balanced acidity and tannins. Excellent. This wine could be stored for another 3-5 years.
— 23 days ago


Rea IV Santa Barbara County White Blend 2018

An excellent northern Italy-esque wine to start the evening... — 2 years ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
David, David and 8 others liked this


Palmina Toscana Rosé Blend 2017

A solid rosé. Nicely perfumed, floral. — 4 years ago

Shawn, P and 7 others liked this


Rea IV Sangiovese Blend 2012

Black tea on the nose, robust, black cherry, mulberry, tannins on the finish. This should age nicely. — 5 years ago

Lynne K
with Lynne


Santa Ynez Valley Cortese 2015

Mineral, peach and lime aromas and flavors, very youthful, crisp and refreshing, nice acid balance, medium-long finish, very nice! — 8 months ago

Jim Powers
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Aravind and Severn liked this

Steve Clifton

La Voix Here And Heaven 2016

Wow. Totally surprised by this wine. As I understand it, La Voix is an offshoot from Steve’s flagship operation, Palmina (the best Italian varietal-based wines outside of the Old Country, IMHO). I was a bit skeptical at first - was concerned about it being over-oaked like the one vintage of John Alban’s Perra Docs North offerings that I’ve had - but this is terrific (and an amazing QPR). Definitely has an old-world flare to it in terms of acidity and minerality (more Chablis than Burgundy), but with CA fruit through and through. Do yourself a favor and try one of these! — 2 years ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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Paul, Jeffrey and 7 others liked this


Rocca Nebbiolo 2009

Terrific nebbiolo from Palmina. Nice pale garnet color, nose of dried strawberries and a hint of earth. Medium-bodied palate with great acidity and nice balance. Absolutely perfect with the pesto tortellini and Vanessa's awesome homemade pasta sauce. Italian night scores again! — 5 years ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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Muralee, Chris and 15 others liked this


Bien Nacido Vineyard Barbera 2001

A nice lineup of six Barolo-like reds, from 1999-2014. — a year ago

Eric, Aravind and 13 others liked this

Paul Lato

Boogie Nights Larner Vineyard Malvasia Bianca 2019

Great example of a New World malvasia. Outpaces what Steve Clifton at Palmina does with this varietal in terms of depth and length (chalk that up to winemaker’s preference). No idea about how well it might age, but I wouldn’t bother waiting! — 2 years ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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David, Phil and 9 others liked this
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Need to get some. Thanks


Pressed Santa Barbara County Malbec 2012

Smooth, dark berry. This is good. — 4 years ago