Bodega Santa Julia

Bodega Santa Julia

[+] Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Good straight out of the bottle. Good weeknight bottle. — 2 days ago

Jonata Winery

Todos Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Shay A
9.3

This is just a killer Syrah blend. It’s really good as a pop and pour, but explodes with even just 30mins of air. It’s ripe, savory, juicy and smoky all at once. Fresh squeezed blackberries, raspberry pie, cherry pipe tobacco and grilled plum dominate the nose. Not as heavy or dense as expected on the palate, showing a bit of lift with some bacon fat, graphite, and even some more delicate notes of potpourri. At around $50/bottle, this is drinking above that price point right now. — 2 days ago

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Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Give these Jonata 10 years & you’ll be amazed
Shay A

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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum : Wow, @David T has finally gotten through to you 😂. Love their CabFranc wine, so I need to find some older ones.

Santa Julia Vineyards

Mendoza Malbec

This was a surprisingly robust wine! — 12 days ago

Bodega Santa Julia

Reserva Valle de Uco Malbec 2017

Really enjoyed this , good mouth feel, a bit of spice and dark fruit — 9 days ago

Sanguis

Misfit Syrah Blend 2015

Always a proprietary blend, in 2015 winemaker Mattias Pippig has composed the 'Misfit' using Syrah with Grenache, Cabernet Franc, Petite Syrah and Viognier. Inky and dense in the glass, the wine slowly yields intense aromas of mocha, Asian spice, crème de cassis and damp earth aromatics that all build in the glass. The palate shows sensational weight and texture, while the Viognier adds some floral tones on the mid-palate. Dense dark fruits connect with coffee grounds and creosote flavors as it displays a sensational combination of weight and poise. An absolutely fabulous wine, this should continue to evolve beautifully for over a decade. Drink 2019-2035- 94 — 9 days ago

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Jaffurs Wine Cellars

Santa Barbara County Syrah 2016

A blend of 80% Syrah, 10% Petite Sirah, 5% Grenache, and 5% Mourvèdre, aromas of big ripe fruits with herb pepper spice. On the palate fresh fruit flavors with cherry and plum flavors with sweet notes of cacao, licorice and toasty oak tones. Fine tannins, vivid acidity, medium length ending rich with smoky spice. Very nice! Tasting Sample! — 10 days ago

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Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2016

After Jim Clendenen graduated with a pre-law degree in ’76, he was assistant winemaker at Zaca Mesa Winery for the 1978 harvest, and in 1981 he pulled a “triathlon” and handled three harvests in one year as Jim worked crush and directed the harvest at wineries in Australia and France. Small crop, early ripening with concentrated fruit, aromas of tropical fruits and toasty notes. On the palate fresh pineapple and pear with oak tones, a bit creamy, almost buttery, a bit overdone, but still a good value. Medium finish with a round mouthfeel and bits of mineral on the ending. Tasting Sample. — 4 days ago

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Bodega Santa Julia

Organic Mendoza Malbec 2018

Smooth, fruity & good with meat! 🥩 — 6 days ago

Paul Lato

"Suerte" Solomon Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

This was also relatively open but more complex than the Zotovich. It was my favorite Pinot of the evening. We also had the 2017 Pisoni but I failed to get a pic. The Pisoni was more complex like the Drum Canyon but I feel it will be better in the long run.
Paul Lato was in town and I had the chance to spend some time with him and taste through several of his new releases. His wines are great across the board.
— 11 days ago

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Bodega Santa Julia

Reserva Mountain Blend Valle de Uco Malbec Cabernet Franc 2016

A nice blend obtained at a very low price. Even thoughout our tasting. March 2019. — 18 days ago