This is a wonderful Grenache from Santa Barbara County.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity.
Showing black fruits with wood, earth, spices, light vanilla, licorice, tobacco, chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.
Dry on the palate with a great mouthfeel. Good by itself or with food.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, so be patient. Showing a great nose once it opens up.
This Single Vineyard Grenache is nicely balanced with nice complexity.
Wine Enthusiasts 94 points.
Would be nice to revisit it in 3 to 5 years.
15.2% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 8 days ago
This young Pinot Noir from California is already drinking very nicely.
Big, bold and opulent. Rich, yet elegant. Very fruity on the palate.
Showing black fruits with wood, vanilla, earth, spices, chocolates, tobacco leaf and light green vegetables.
Spicy finish with soft tannins.
I prefer drinking this at around 5 year of age.
I gave it a long decant (2 hours), which callmed it down a bit.
A Pinot Noir for the Cabernet lover.
14.9% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 7 days ago
A real bargain for $25. Light Ruby with aromas of red fruit and gentle perfume spice. On the palate strawberry and cranberry with tea and baking spices on a smooth tannin structure. Fresh finish with a medium length ending. Solid value, the fruit should calm down a bit in a year or so. — 4 days ago
With just a few days of skin contact under its belt, this wine straddles the line between a rich white and orange wine. Appearance is translucent gold. On the nose this wine is soft and quiet with some subtle citrus, honey, and stone. Dry and light-bodied, with a crisp tart apple and botanical flavor. Finish is on the shortish side with a hint of tannin. Overal a balanced, elegant affair. — 12 days ago
This is quite a special wine. I don’t care what the others rated this. I like it. Purchased on my trip to Santa Barbara almost 6 years ago. Now I remember why I bought it at the tasting room. Nice floral bouquet, slightly acidic, light translucent color with less than 13 percent alcohol (that’s a good thing). Very good structure that would suggest this wine is in the middle innings and can probably last a few more years — 8 days ago
Color of bubbly saturated gold. Nose is full of ripe tropical fruits, like pineapple, mangos, and banana, plus some nutty note and mineral. Nose is full. Taste is following the nose yet lighter, with addition of some more flowering note. Almost dry and a bit warm from nutty note. Aftertaste shows some more mineral and a bit more sweet. On par. — 10 days ago
Suspected this would go with whole roasted grapefruit chicken but didn’t know how well. I read that the team behind this parted ways. Dark blackberry color, & a rich yet balanced black currant palate with surprising 13.5% alcohol. Some Sopressetta notes but more on the fruit rather than game spectrum. Delicious. And @25$ or less. — 14 days ago