Butte County, Central Valley

The Ojai Vineyard

John Sebastiano Vineyard Syrah 2018

Great black fruit. Black pepper. Ripe and slight underripe. 36th bday wine. Violet tar tabaco. Charred earth. — 6 days ago

Peter, Joseph and 5 others liked this

John Sebastiano Vineyard

Santa Barbara County Syrah 2019

A tasting note for Camins 2 Dream Syrah from John Sebastiano Vineyard. Because I couldn’t find where else to log it. Limestone soil. Kirsch. 30% whole cluster. Juicy red cherry. Strawberry cotton candy. Vibrant color. Lifted acid tone. Tingly on the palate. — 11 days ago

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Land of Saints

Santa Barbara County Cabernet Franc 2020

This is a very enjoyable cab franc - more juicy and less herbaceous than many but still with crisp acidity, ripe tannins and very good structure. Blackberry, violet, tobacco leaf, elderberry, raspberry and wild strawberry. — 24 days ago

Laura, Paul and 2 others liked this

Rock Wall Wine Company

Tehama County White Blend 2019

A delicious Cali blend of an Austrian grape, a Spanish grape, and a Portugese grape (feels like there should be a joke here about these three walking into a bar...). Lively aromas of raw honey and tropical fruits. On the palate, lovely flavors of white pepper and melon. 40% Grüner Veltliner, 30% Albariño, 30% Verdelho. 6/23/22. — 12 days ago

A Tribute to Grace Wines

Santa Barbara Highlands Rosé of Grenache 2021

Deeper in color than a trendy Provence rosé this also celebrates grenache in all its glory - red cherry, strawberry, raspberry and white peach on the nose and palate. Good acidity and a lovely red fruit juiciness. Wonderful with food, but equally enjoyable on its own — 24 days ago

Ben, Laura and 3 others liked this

Stolpman Vineyards

Combe Cuvée Viticole Chenin Blanc 2017

Heavy reduction and surprisingly soft tannins. Next day was better. — 2 days ago


Annie Dyer Pinot Noir 2019

Beautiful Pinot, especially after about a 2 hour decant. Freshly sanded lumber and black cherry jam, savory herbs on the nose. Plush, rounded palate with some umami and acidity on the finish. — 9 days ago

Paul liked this

Le Mistral (USA)

Single Vineyard Monterey County Joseph's Blend 2017

Fantastic bottle, paired well with Grilled Pork Loin & Chili Sauce…. Many complex flavors… the Grenache pulled off the greatness — 3 days ago

J. Brix

Cobolorum Kick On Ranch Petillant Naturel Santa Barbara County Riesling 2020

This is a lovely wine, more mineral driven than Riesling sekt and with the addition of fine green apple, lemon and lime. There’s a hint of earthiness from the less in the bottle. Very nice, very dry and crispy acidic good wine. 12% abv — 24 days ago

Laura, Paul and 2 others liked this


Chardonnay 2021

Light and minerally. Surprising for a chardonnay. Loved it. — 3 days ago