Arroyo Grande Valley, Central Coast

Saucelito Canyon

Estate Sauvage Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1983

Tasty! Was amazing with a prime rub and cheesy polenta. — 4 days ago

Alex Bardașu
with Alex
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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

Severn, Paul and 16 others liked this

Ser

Nelson Vineyard Orange Muscat 2018

Non-orange Orange. Fun wine, Nice value. — 3 months ago

David, Severn and 3 others liked this

Alban Vineyards

Pandora Seymour's Vineyard Grenache Syrah 2012

Absolutely awesome. Still too young - one of those Albans that’s going to gain weight and complexity over the next several years - but you can immediately see where that 100-pt rating in WA comes from. My advice is, if you only have one bottle of this, hang onto it for 2-3 years. If, however, you have more than one, give this a try. It’s a very cool window into a wine that is great now but will be even better when you crack open the next one in a few years. — 2 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Mike, Chris and 6 others liked this

Failla

Alban Vineyard Viognier 2011

Palmer Emmitt
9.2

Amazing how well it’s held up. Recommend a decant it was waaaaaaay better after open for 90 minutes. Oak shows prominently at first especially on the nose but integrates with air to reveal pretty apricot flavors and even some floral notes. Just awesome. — 4 days ago

Eric, Paul and 7 others liked this
Al Shikoh

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I didn’t know Failla was bottling a Viognier with John Alban’s fruit.

Muir Wood

Reserve Vaquero Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

The nose is stewed fig, chocolate, and oak. The palate offers more chocolate, vanilla, cola, black tea, ripe fig, and molasses. Medium plus alcohol, medium plus tannins, and high acid. I’m thinking meatloaf or pork loin as a match. — 3 days ago

Susan Cahoon
with Susan

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

Tom, Ely and 30 others liked this

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

David, Paul and 37 others liked this
S.R.Alexander

S.R.Alexander

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

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

Shay, Neil and 6 others liked this