Light golden in color with a yellow hue.
Pretty nose of tropical fruits, citrus, yellow apples, melons, pears, bananas, pineapples, spices and white pepper.
Medium bodied and refreshing with bright acidity.
Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, lemons, green apples, spices and bitter herbs.
Tangy finish with limes and grapefruits.
This is a nice Albariño from California. Good by itself or with food. Tasty and tangy. I really enjoyed the nose here, even more than the palate.
Feels like a Sauvignon Blanc with a twist. Very interesting.
Refreshing and good for parties or the pool. I had it all by itself by the beach.
A small production of 307 cases.
14.2% alcohol by volume.
$36. — 3 days ago
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 is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Central Coast in California. Showing blackberries, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, oak, vanilla, plums, black cherries and light vegetables.
Dry on the palate and fruit forward.
Full bodied with medium acidity and a nice mouthfeel.
Tangy finish with fine grained tannins.
Still young, but already enjoyable, even by itself. Will age nicely in the next 5 years.
Good right out of the bottle and better with some airtime.
Spicy and tangy. Tasty and easy drinking with mild complexity.
I paired it with cheeses and crackers.m by the pool.
13.8% alcohol by volume.
$43. — 5 days ago
Sandhi, Sanford & Benedict, Sta. Rita Hills, Pinot Noir, 2016, ABV 13.5%.
This Pinot Noir comes from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA of Santa Barbara County in the Central Coast region of California. Despite California having generally a Mediterranean climate, due to its westerly location, Sta. Rita Hills AVA receives cooling maritime and fog influences from the Pacific Ocean, aiding in the preservation of acidity, lending balance, finesse, and elegance to the resulting wine.
This wine is medium ruby with a medium(+) intensity of youthful aromas. The aromas include primary notes of candied cherry, strawberry rhubarb, orange peel, violet, tulip, mint, wet stone, white pepper, secondary notes of nutmeg, and tertiary notes of earth and wet leaves.
On the palate this wine is dry, with medium(+) acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, delicate tannin, and medium(+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. This wine has a medium(+) finish.
This is a beautiful wine with a strong fruit character and expression. It is well-balanced and offers concentrated aromatics and flavors and nice complexity. — 6 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. — 6 days ago
One of the older LCs we have, this is 82% syrah, 14% mourvedre, and 4% grenache. Matt’s wines can be a bit hit or miss after this much time - I think they show best a bit younger - but the syrah-dominant blends definitely fare better with time. Likely already starting on the downslope, this one is still drinking really well, but I wouldn’t recommend letting it sit in your cellar for too many more years if you have a bottle or two. Enjoy it now. — 4 days ago