Santa Clara County, Central Coast

Burrell School Vineyards

Old School Santa Clara Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Deep ruby color. Aromas of black cherry, cigar box and baking spices. Black fruit juices, tobacco and black tea finish. High tannins, loads of sediment. Make your teeth purple. — 2 days ago

John, Severn and 14 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

😁🍷Cheers!

J. Brix

Cobolorum Kick On Ranch Petillant Naturel Santa Barbara County Riesling 2020

2020 was the first disgorged vintage. So no explosions with this one 😅. Citrus and ripe pear. Not the zippy acid of as past vintages, a bit rounder maybe a little sweeter compared to past vintages (this is not a sweet wine though.) — 6 days ago

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Au Bon Climat

Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Santa Maria Valley Estate Bottled Chardonnay 2015

N: Lemons, ginger, banana peel, very fresh, like a just passed thunderstorms sun. You can smell the oak, but it’s like a ghost in the background.
P:Lemon custard, ever so light, creamy,tart, long finish, slight wood. He was really talented.
R.I.P. Jim Clendenen
If served this “ blind”, very few would peg it as a Cali Chard. A stylistic response to criticism of previous, over the top Chards.
With time and air, some flinty mineral goodness appears along with the sensation of citrus pith.
— 6 days ago

Eddie, Lyle and 7 others liked this

Harrington

Fratelli Vineyard Teroldego 2011

Teroldego is mostly grown in Trentino but somehow Bryan Harrington got his hands on some from the Santa Clara Valley, of all places. Dark red in color so it is often used as a blending grape, but tasted just fine on its own. 2011 vintage, 13.1% abv. — 20 days ago

Dawn, Uli and 24 others liked this
Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

Interesting!

Kita

Camp 4 Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Kitá, red blend, Santa Ynez Valley, CA, Vintage 2014, ABV 13.5%. The blend is comprised of 48% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot. @kitawines

👁 It had a beautiful purple hue and vibrant notes of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, plum, violets, cedar, nutmeg, vanilla, leather, and tobacco. 👃 👄

I loved learning about the background on this wine and winemaker Tara Gomez, who studied enology with financial help from her tribe, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. 💕 Tara has worked with iconic figures in the California wine world — such as Fess Parker and J. Lohr— and has traveled the world, honing her own unique style of winemaking that blends the best of old world and new world techniques. 👏👏👏 @tgomez805

This red blend is made of grapes grown on the Camp 4 Vineyard, purchased by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in 2010, when Tara was hired as head winemaker. 🍇🍇 The land was previously cultivated by Fess Parker, who had an influence on Tara’s budding career while interning at Fess Parker Winery during her enology studies.

The word "Kitá" means "Our Valley Oak" in the Santa Ynez Chumash native language of Samala. The wine is speaks to “place” and respect for the land from which it is cultivated. 🌎 🌳 Yields and production are kept small to promote sustainable growing practices and the grapes are harvested by hand and vinified with minimal intervention.
— 12 days ago

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Herman Story

White Hawk Vineyard Syrah 2017

Just one of the best domestic Syrahs and still reasonably priced. — 16 days ago

Eric, Shay and 30 others liked this

Deovlet

Sonny Boy Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

Big and bold but polite. So very pleasant. All the plums, cherries you want with a side of vanilla. — 21 days ago

Shawn, Trixie and 3 others liked this

Blackjack Ranch

Allusion Proprietary Cabernet Franc Blend 2015

Red and black jelly beans! 70 merlot, 26 Syrah, 4 cab franc. — 8 days ago

Neil, Eric and 3 others liked this

Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2017

Love it at $18. strawberry cherry cinnamon and earthy notes. — 12 days ago

Shay, David and 2 others liked this

Private Property

Rose Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands) 2020

Pale pink orange; medium intensity aromas I’d fresh strawberries, watermelon, pink grapefruit, tangerine; dry, high acid, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors consistent with aromas; quite flavorful and concentrated — 7 days ago

John, Josh and 8 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Were you trespassing? 😋