The Central Coast Group Project

Williams Selyem

Vista Verde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

A vertical tasting of 12 Williams Selyem pinots from 2000-2013, all from the Vista Verde vineyard. My #1 was the 2009 vintage, which was “powerful” and “excellent” The group ranked it #3. — 6 months ago

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Derby Wine Estates

Project España Paso Robles Tempranillo Blend 2015

Derby Wine Estates ‘Project España Red Blend’ 2015: Full-bodied. Nice balance. Exceptional acidity. Notes of black cherry, blackberry, vanilla, oak & earth. Gentle, medium-long finish. Consisting of 57% Tempranillo, 17% Carignane, 14% Grenache & 12% Graciano, this Paso-made, Spanish red blend was rich & jammy with dark fruit brilliance; complex, multi-layered, well-structured. Opened 1 hour prior and it really made a big difference in how the wine drank. All in all, this is a great juice! Wishing everyone a fantastic week! Cheers🍷 — a year ago

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Clendenen Family Vineyards

Le Bon Climat Aligoté 2019

I believe this is a relatively new project for Jim - great execution as always — 4 years ago

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Kunin Wines

Pape Star Central Coast Red Rhone Blend 2020

Valley Project/Kunin take on a Châteauneuf de Pape, which is a Cru (a named terroir, highest rank in the Cotes de Rhône region - AOC, villages AOC, named villages AOC and terroir). North grows more Syrah and south grows more Grenache, Pape is in the south in France. Cites de Rhône region known for GSM blends (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre). Chateanauf de pape also has white blends. — a year ago

The Valley Project

Los Alamos Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2012

This is quite a special wine. I don’t care what the others rated this. I like it. Purchased on my trip to Santa Barbara almost 6 years ago. Now I remember why I bought it at the tasting room. Nice floral bouquet, slightly acidic, light translucent color with less than 13 percent alcohol (that’s a good thing). Very good structure that would suggest this wine is in the middle innings and can probably last a few more years — 3 years ago

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Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Great Quarantine bottle while doing Zoom with my wine tasting group — 4 years ago

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Stolpman Vineyards

Estate Grown Originals Santa Ynez Valley Syrah 2009

Andrew Holod

Paired with a similarly aged Cote Rotie and poured in a blind tasting at my home to a group of interested wine drinkers.
This showed a more generous, fleshy expression of the grape as expected and still had a finely chiseled structure of finely textured tannins that echo a dryness of the vineyard's limestone soils.
Very good new world Syrah.
— a year ago

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Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

A lineup of 10 August West and Roar Pinots, 2007-2011, all made by wine maker Ed Kurtzman, who attended our tasting! This one was meaty and elegant, my #2 of the group. — 3 years ago

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Two Wolves Wine

Group Song Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Surprised by how smooth it is and how you can really taste the different grape varieties. Earthy, dark cherry, plum, and mushroom. Almost purple in color. — 3 years ago