Bodega Santa Julia

Bodega Santa Julia

Reserva Valle de Uco Malbec 2019

2019 vintage. Dark violet/purple color, fresh with dark blackberry notes. Balanced acidity. Enjoyable drinking. — 12 days ago

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Sandlands

Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah 2018

Sandlands wines consistently punch above their weight. This a a beautiful, fresh and acidic Syrah, that opens up and reveals layers of flavors as the wine sits in the glas and decanter. Well done. — 6 days ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Pop and pour. About 3.5 yrs since my last btl. Once again, fantastic aromatics. On the nose: clove, soft cinnamon, pomegranate, brambles, soft blackberry..so compelling. On the palate: density has definitely picked up.from what I remember; some grapeseed, dark blackberry, bitter wood, and transitioning seamlessly to a slightly tannic finish. I'm still not entirely happy with the showing on the mid-palate, but the aromatics are compelling enough to make me almost not care. Paired with cauliflower steaks with nutritional yeasts and liquid aminos (yes, very vegan), and an assortment of other roast vegetables, prepared in different ways. An excellent pairing (ironically, bc of the bitterness on the palate with which I was less than enamored). — 9 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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Is it thin mid palate?
Aravind A

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Yeah: better than the last showing, but thinner than I would have liked.
Lyle Fass

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@Aravind A that’s a drawback sometimes of very cool climate Pinot. Also an issue sometimes in Switzerland.

Stolpman Vineyards

Estate Grown Ballard Canyon Syrah 2017

Have had Stolman in restaurants before ( David Chang?) so went with this Northern Rhone style Syrah- me thinks the frigid temps outside despite heat lamps accented the fruit/Nerviness but nonetheless at least I enjoyed it. Think less gamey but some of that gorgeous high toned N Rhone fruit. Really delicious. Outside meal with family, in Chelsea NYC — 6 days ago

Severn, Ira and 5 others liked this

Sans Liege

En Gedi Grenache

2010 Vintage. I missed one in the cellar from my 2018 drink up recommendation but it was still hanging on. — 2 days ago

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Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara Historic Vineyards Collection Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Ming L
9.3

Fruity, nutty, minerality. This has a bit of everything in a very harmonious way. Judicial use of oak. Medium body with round vivid acidity and great texture. Elegant saline finish.

One of the best Chard I’ve tasted in the sub $40 price.
— 14 days ago

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Tyler

Dierberg Vineyard Block Five Pinot Noir 2018

Charged aromas of strawberry preserves and vanilla cola that quickly stand aside to reveal nuanced flavors of lavender Earl Gray tea, menthol, sage, green tobacco, baking spices, and brown sugar. Cranberry sauce on the palatte. Stellar finish. Definitely one of the more complex Central Coast Pinot Noirs I've had. — 16 days ago

Eric, Ericsson and 5 others liked this

Tenshen

Santa Barbara County White Blend 2017

John Howard
8.9

Tasty, almost Sauternes like. Has the positive qualities of Sauternes on the nose. Blown out and most likely due to heatwave damage as well as style on the palate. Still delicious enough. For $12 at Costco, it’s great. — 2 days ago

Hermes, Shay and 14 others liked this

Jaffurs Wine Cellars

Kimsey Vineyard Syrah 2016

More impressed the second time around. Purple color, ginger on nose. Full body, somewhat dry. Blueberries dominate. — 4 days ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
with Michael and Joe
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Jonata Winery

El Desafio de Jonata Santa Ynez Valley Red Blend 2006

2006 Jonata el Desafio de Jonata
84% Cabernet Sauvignon
9% Cab Franc
6% petit verdot
1% Merlot
— 3 days ago

Julie PetersonKate KApril Love
with Julie, Kate and 2 others
David, Deborah and 13 others liked this