Central Coast, California

Bonny Doon Vineyard

Cuvée Splendide Syrah 2014

My last bottle about 2 years ago was closed, but boy has this opened up! Northern Rhône nose shows very granite-like minerality (is there even any granite in Cali?) and dark, feral berry fruit. Cracked black peppercorns too. Soft, balanced and mouthfilling, marked with dark, delicate fruit and a gentle iodine note. What a bargain at $15! — a day ago

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Tenshan

Red Blend 2015

Color of inky purple with some dark red on the rim, dense looking. Nose of chocolate, ripe cherry, raisins, leather, dried strawberries, savory spices, and some crayon, quite above average. Taste follows similar notes, with addition of some nice round acidity and lingering oak, quite fruity too. Aftertaste of black currants and low tannins. Enjoy her now. — 7 hours ago

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Matetic Vineyards

EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2017

David T
9.1

Beautiful dry style nose. White citrus; lemon, lime, grapefruit cut grass, green bean, some cream, white & yellow florals.

The body is round and fuller. The palate is dry. White citrus; lemon, lime, grapefruit cut grass, green bean, some cream, saline, white & yellow florals. Nice grippy soft minerals, nice round acidity, round polish finish.

Photos of; some of their Estate vines & surrounding vista, just picked Sauvignon Blanc grapes on their way to being pressed, directional signage to their Bodega and their tasting terrace.
— 5 days ago

Shay, James and 10 others liked this

Hope Family Wines

Treana Central Coast Chardonnay 2014

Scent of butter. Nice new wallet. Kitchen store cutting board with traces of plum juice. Autumn- but also winter turning to spring (sweater over shorts). Wicker picnic basket. Meadow. Instrumental music that’s female jazz- not studio/controlled but breezy and free form natural. -if it had a soundtrack. Ripe pear. Crusty bread with triple ripe cheese. Magic lamp? Lobster salad! This is a reasonable bottle of lovely buttery quaffable wine. — 9 days ago

Truth Serum

Truth Serum Red Blend 2012

Go-to house wine. I dont mind opening anyday, anytime, for any type of wine drinker. $10 a bottle, by the case. Smooth and easy paired with foods or on its own. Layered beyond its price point. Definite value house wine. Paired tonight with my homemade spicy pasta pancetta. — 6 days ago

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Foxglove

Central Coast Chardonnay 2014

Color of light gold. Nose is very nutty in the beginning, reminding me of freshly roasted peanuts. Then some hint of minerals, a touch of fruit note, and actually some fermented cabbage. Taste is a bit light with zesty citrus note, some floral note, spicy nutty note on the rim of of tongue. Aftertaste is dominated by this spicy and bittersweet notes. Overall, she is on par performer. — 17 days ago

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James Forsyth

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Terrific tasting note - very precise and thoughtful.

Dragonette Cellars

Radian Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Dragonette is bae and don’t you forget it. It jumps into your mouth like a clutzy ballerina. You feel the elegance but this ballerina has some muscle. Some...pepper. Some spice. This ballerina would kick your ass with more training but in this iteration she’s still an elegant fluid being flowing into your mouth and tempting to beat you up but not quite. I love this dancer. Simply? A red cherry and black plum compote with a bunch of green herbs and black pepper and maybe the teensiest pinch of cinnamon and anise tossed together and puréed to their purest form. Elegance and brute force. Damn I love Dragonette. — 7 days ago

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Jody Scharf

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🍷 notes that made me laugh.

Williams Selyem

Central Coast Pinot Noir 2013

David T
9.0

On the nose, floral, bright, raspberries, dark cherries, dry cherries, blueberries notes, strawberries, cola, chalky minerals, fresh, perfumed red florals with violets.

The body is medium. Some light tannins present. The fruits are ripe and fresh. Bright, raspberries, dark cherries, dry cherries, blueberries notes, strawberries, cola, chalky minerals, crushed dry rocks, some loamy dry clay, fresh, bright perfumed red florals with violets.

This one needs another 5 plus years before opening. Drink 2022-2030. @Delta Sky Lounge
— 16 days ago

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Ryan Vento

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Was that being served at the lounge or was it from your stash?
David T

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Lounge.
Ryan Vento

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@David T Not bad for an airport lounge.

Muir Wood

Arroyo Seco Sauvignon Blanc 2016

The nose this wine offers is unlike any I've experienced with Sauvignon Blanc, even of the Musqué variety, like this one. There are apple notes and flower aromas, but an overriding smokiness - muskiness? - lends a savory effect. The acidity is zippy but not mind-blowing, and the weight is medium full, like a Chardonnay. It's a very satisfying drink, and one of the more impressive of the variety that I've tasted. Sauvignon Blanc generally means spring to me, but this would be great next to a Thanksgiving ham.
— 6 days ago

Daron, Trixie and 8 others liked this

Alban Vineyards

Lorraine Syrah 2002

Mike R
9.4

@Jason Oliver - thank you for coming over and sharing your some wine but mainly thank you for hangin with me and my little band - can’t wait to you do the east coast trip with the special lady of yours

We opened this bad boy up and no decent and in the glass I thought it was shut down - but the first sip was delightful - this monster got better and better - it was like releasing an old genie from a bottle and then it was alive -
@S Lav - now we are talking wine my friend - so glad to be in Napa again
— 5 days ago

Jason OliverS Lav
with Jason and S
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Hugh O'Riordan

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Alban wines are great
S Lav

S Lav

@Jason Oliver thank you for hanging out with us and sharing your wine. Had a great time! Good luck with your finals!
Jason Oliver

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@S Lav it was really nice meeting you! You guys obviously did Napa the right way (and what a great way to celebrate an anniversary). Good group of people going to good places. Thanks! Finished 2 today. Got 3 more.