Santa Brigida

Stolpman Vineyards

L'Avion Santa Ynez Valley Roussanne 2008

Nose has bruised pear, warm vanilla, carmel poured on pineapple, sweet yellow apple, ripe pineapple, soaked golden raisin, tangerine peel and spring honeysuckle.

Palate has buttered popcorn, butter poached pear, fresh apricot, chamomile tea, (minor) candle wax, medium acidity, mouth-coating viscosity with a long finish; outstanding. This can hold in proper storage until 2022-24.

Last of our Stolpman stash; we purchased this in November 2012.
— 3 days ago

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Fess Parker

The Big Easy Syrah Blend 2017

Study time 🤓 🍇!! Exploration of Syrah / Shiraz — from Barossa Valley, Australia to Northern Rhône, France to Central Coast, California — with @win_tries_wine and @deked1 on a Saturday afternoon.
Fess Parker, Syrah blend, The Big Easy. From Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA. Vintage 2017. ABV 14.9%. 57% Syrah, 31% Petite Sirah, 12% Grenache. Juicy black fruit, ripe blueberry, strawberry, cherry, dark chocolate, molasses, leather, vanilla and cedar. Medium- acidity, medium+ tannins, body, high alcohol.
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— 10 days ago

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Nice photo!
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Vanessa D

Thank you @Sharon B ! 🙏🙏

The Ojai Vineyard

White Hawk Vineyard Syrah 2004

One of the most underrated Syrah producers. More SQN like, without the big body, than most other Syrahs. Absolutely lovely. — 3 days ago

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Presqu'ile Winery

Presqu'ile Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Slightly funky nose at first and then shifts to more classic Chard aromas. The acidity is backward at first and then it opens up and gets more tension to go along the nice roundness and freshness, pretty good balance and nice wine without being great. 88-89

Nez un peu bizarre à l’ouverture mais cela s’estompe sur des arômes classiques de Chardo. La tension est un peu en retrait au départ mais avec de l’air l’acidité se montre plus présente pour en faire un bel ensemble, ouvert, assez rond et frais, rien d’exceptionnel mais très bien.
— 9 days ago

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Herman Story

Smash City Santa Maria Pinot Noir 2017

2017 Vintage. 15.7% Alcohol. Santa Maria Pinot Noir done like a huge Syrah! Monster fruit and size with balanced acidity. Only got better as it breathed. Not the French burgundy style at all, but much more fun. Bravo Russell P. From for doing your own style. — 8 days ago

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A Tribute to Grace Wine Company

Thompson Vineyard Grenache 2018

@Delectable Wine this is the Thompson Vineyard Grenache. Electric & energetic. Raspberry & tarragon all night long on the palate. The nose is the freshest red berries you smell all summer. Few producers connect to Grenache like Angela Osborne. — 5 days ago

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Joe Davant

Joe Davant

She’s amazing. We tasted with her last summer and fell in love with her wines.

Thomas Fogarty

Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2017

Definitely somewhere on the butterscotch spectrum which is usually a big turnoff for me, but here it’s part of a sweet creamy lemon / just-ripe pineapple meringue with acid lift and a crazy long finish for something that costs 30$. — 3 days ago

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Estate Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2014

Nose of stewed sweet-tart cherries, vanilla and violets. Big, round, velveteen body with slight grippy tannin and a nice sultry acid. Slight garnet at this point. Dunno if RBG was a NW Pinot fan but I pour a glug of this chewy beast out in her honor (and pray to Bacchus for a miracle.) — 3 days ago

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Stolpman Vineyards

Estate Grown Santa Ynez Valley Syrah 2009

Nose has ripe plum, milk chocolate powder, ripe blackberry, ripe black cherry, green pepper in muddy garden soil, decaying roses and over-ripe red cherries.

Palate has milk chocolate covered cherry, wet leather, warmed black licorice, charred wood, ripe plum, grippy tannins and a very long finish. Started out a little hot (14.5% ABV) after a 4 hour decant, but settled in nicely afterwards.

Last bottle of the 2009 vintage from a 6-pack purchased in Nov 2012. Anyone continuing to hold this in proper storage, may do do until 2025-30.
— 9 days ago

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@Severn Goodwin these old Stolpman syrahs are some of my favorite qpr wines, particularly the hilltops. Nice pull.

Lucia Vineyards (Pisoni)

Santa Lucia Highlands Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Had this one late at night probably a week ago. My notes just say “awesome”. Spelled correctly, so I couldn’t have been too far gone. It’s definitely on the other side of peak, so drink ‘em if ya got ‘em. — 2 days ago

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