Santa Carolina

Catawba Brewing Co.

El Gato Mariachi Flavored Horchata White Ale

ESF
9.2

Well executed - intense flavors, full of spice & creaminess w/out being over the top. Really enjoy trying out all these unique craft brews — 4 days ago

Lyle, Severn and 6 others liked this

Railsback Freres Winery

Les Rascasses Santa Ynez Valley Rosé Blend 2017

After having this a few times in the past month, I can confidently say this is my current favorite domestic Rosé. The price is right and it delivers a lot of pleasure each time. It can also age. This is the 2017 in magnum and it was singing after being open about an hour. — 2 days ago

Eddie, Byron and 2 others liked this

Au Bon Climat

Hildegard Estate Bottled Santa Maria Valley White Blend 2016

N:Unripe apricots, lemon zest, Chamomile, pears, sea shells, meringue,
P:Boston cream donuts, Honeydew.. very ripe, Nice acidity on the finish.
A marvel. R.I.P. Jim Clendenen.
There’s a Granny Smith like cling to the finish.
— 13 days ago

Sarah B
with Sarah
Sarah, Juan and 5 others liked this

Biltmore Estate

Limited Release American Petite Sirah

Medium body wit a hint of oak and berries on the nose with a nice lavender finish. — a day ago

Biltmore Estate

American Riesling 2019

I had the Chenin blend — 7 months ago

Tensley

Turner Vineyard Syrah 2010

Lovely blue-fruited Syrah from a cooler year, plenty of intensity, nicely balanced, lingering finish, solid Central Coast Syrah!! — 7 days ago

Jim Powers
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Severn, Paul and 1 other liked this

Lo-Fi

Santa Barbara County Gamay Pinot Noir 2020

Flowers and bright fruit. Candy. Bangin straight out of the wine fridge at 55. Sunday patio pounder. — 5 days ago

Jenks, Senator and 2 others liked this

Round Peak

Estate Grown Yadkin Valley Montepulciano

Quite a solid effort on first take…I’d need to interview the dev team to understand how it got to where it is. While a touch edgy with it’s grippy acid, The fruit profile and tannin component are compelling. For the price, $17, this should be on Fox radar for every day food utility — 14 days ago

Qupé

Bien Nacido Hillside Estate Syrah 2011

From magnum. 1st day was all about high toned red fruit, herb, secondary characteristics. Now the plum and berry are emerging on day 2 and I’m enjoying it much more. Has more life in it. 13% alcohol. Vinous 92. — 3 days ago

Skip, Shay and 13 others liked this
Jason and Jennie

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@Scott Rose my first one. Definitely will look out for more.
Scott Rose

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@Jason and Jennie Qupé founder Bob Lundquist sold the winery in 2018 and is doing his thing now under the Verdad & Lindquist Family Wines name in the same area. Haven’t had any of the recent Qupé wines and only 4-5 of Bob’s newer wines since the sale.
Scott Rose

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@ Jason and Jennie If you liked that Qupé Syrah, I’d check out Ojai Vineyards Syrahs for more Syrah goodness.

Madson

Arey Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

2019 vintage. Bâtard-Montrachet nose, Chablis Grand Cru finish. Thin, watery body and the mid-palate is definitely in a period of transformation but this wine is going (other) places and would love to revisit in a year. Mineral component and acidity are on point currently with that ethereal Santa Cruz Mountains terroir but expecting this wine to fatten up in the next twelve months. Fascinating. This producer is making some palate-challenging chards and pinots along with a solid red blend...all with low case production. This one is all of 130 cases and with a nice price. — 2 days ago

Ira, David and 2 others liked this