Carmel Valley, Central Coast

Galante Vineyards

Olive Hill Petite Sirah 2017

Dark, brooding, and dry. Oak, cedar, papaya, dried dark fruit leather, cola, and menthol. Medium plus tannin, medium alcohol, and high acid. A good match for charred meats. — 11 hours ago

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Stolpman Vineyards

Angeli Sangio Sangiovese 2010

@Antonio Galloni hit the nail on the head with this one. There’s not a whole lot varietal characteristics (though there are some) but this is undeniably quite delicious, even at nearly 11 years old. Secondary characteristics are beginning to show themselves: leather, tilled earth and mushrooms entering the fore. Structure still propping everything up quite nicely. A lovely wine. — 12 days ago

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Edna Valley Vineyard

Central Coast Chardonnay

Paahteinen, kuiva, pehmeän mausteinen ja lämmin. Maussa keltaluumuisuutta, kermaisuutta, pähkinäisyyttä/paahteisuutta/tammisuutta, aprikoosia/melonia. Oikein pehmeä, toisaalta kepeä mutta toisaalta mukavan täyteläinen. Valkoviiniksi oikein lämmin, ja keltaluumuisuus etenkin tulee hyvin mukavasti esille. Maku ei ihan niin syvä, mutta oikein kiva ja sikäli kepeä, mutta lämmin ja kevyen mausteinen. Alkumaku kyllä vähän jää turhan laimeaksi, ja muutenkin kaipaisi lisää syvyyttä/vivahteikkuutta. Mutta omassa luokassaan mielenkiintoinen ja miellyttävä. Tuoksu jännä, vähän tulee jotenkin mieleen parsa.
Huom. Enemmän kylmänä nautittuna saa mukavaa raikkautta ja lisäulottuvuutta.
— 13 days ago

Joullian

Carmel Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Raspberry, tart cherry, and new oak in the nose. Raspberry,
cherry, American oak, cranberry, cedar, anise, and cola with a hint of black pepper on the palate. Medium plus tannins, medium alcohol, and medium plus acid. A fruit forward, medium bodied cab.
— 10 days ago

Susan Cahoon
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Madson

Pet Nat Sangiovese Zinfandel Rosé

It’s Pet Nat season and it seems like everyone in California is making one these days. This Zin & Sangio refresher from Madson (Santa Cruz Mountains) has quickly become a favorite of mine. Smells like geraniums. Mouthwatering acidity, ripe peach, watermelon rind, guava. The fruit and florals are just so pretty, vibrant and distinctive. Pairs perfectly with Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and light curry. — 12 days ago

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Georis Winery

Carmel Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Had this before cioppino on Good Friday 2021 with Frank Marianne Grace Karen Elsa and Gus. — 20 days ago

Bonny Doon Vineyard

Le Cigare Volant Grenache Blend 2019

This 2019 vintage of Bonny Doon’s long-running flagship wine is medium garnet in color and tint, but it smells much darker. Aromas of black cherry, licorice, tea and a bit of earth pave the way for a palate which is fruit-driven, yet minerally-blessed. Originally inspired by the Rhône Valley, Randall Grahm says the wine now seems to reflect Burgundy. The acidity is refreshing and the tannins are gentle. — 8 days ago

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Raj Parr Wine Club

LILIED Cabernet Franc Syrah 2017

Lovely wine for a cool spring evening. The young Syrah plays first chair in the beautiful nose. Nice licorice and structure, but not much else at this age. Lay this down for at least a few years. — 6 days ago

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Bedrock Wine Co.

Wirz Vineyard Riesling 2019

Beautiful ripe notes of peach, apricot, pineapple. Dry, but not excruciating so... some nice ripe fruit sweetness that works with food. Turkish kabobs and rice pilaf with chicken, lamb, beef, and chicken. Long, juicy finish. I find most rieslings too sweet, but this was really balanced and 13.5 ABV. — 12 days ago

Steve, Michelle and 7 others liked this

Calerrain Wines

Winemaker Select Malbec 2018

Medium purple color. Aromas of blackberry, mocha and cedar. Amazing black fruit flavors, coffee/dark chocolate and black tea finish. Fantastic! — 9 days ago

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