Santa Clara Valley, 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!

Sandhi Vintners

Annika Coteaux de Clair Rose 2019

Light salmon in color. Nose has a rich floral aroma, like peony. Palette is fresh and smooth, finishing with a sharp frontal attack and lingering ripe cranberry throughout. Brilliant Rosé. — 6 days ago

David, Neil and 5 others liked this

Fortino

Santa Clara Valley Malbec 2016

Dawn brought back from the San Fran winery. Fruit forward, but not overwhelming. Easy tannins. Slight pepper. Well-rounded. — 18 days ago

Bridlewood Estate Winery

Santa Ynez Valley Zinfandel 2017

Celebrated passing my Napa Valley Wine Expert Exam with this bottle from a friend of mine for my Birthday. It's extra special because my Mom and I had visited the winery years ago. Lots of fruit and super jammy but still holds up without being cloyingly sweet. Blackberries, blueberries, raspberry jam, amd vanilla, with low acidity, light tannins and a smooth lingering finish of cooked berries. Really lovely jam-packed wine! — a day ago

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!

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

Presqu'ile Winery

Presqu'ile Vineyard Syrah 2017

Absolutely awesome - my favorite of the Presquile line up - really stood out -Boysenberry , black pepper (or maybe white pepper) spice ,cured meat great balance -love it 2017 Vintage — 14 days ago

Daniel, Aravind and 12 others liked this

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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Lady of the Sunshine

Coquelicot Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Lovely Sauvignon Blanc. More mineral than fruit, with a nice lemony tartness. Well made and interesting. — 5 days ago

Tom, Neil and 9 others liked this
Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

We love that mineral sense!

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Classic Belle Glos style - fruit forward and really smooth for a Pinot. Great to revisit, and good vintage. — 11 days ago

Alex, MICHAEL and 5 others liked this