Central Coast, California

Melville

Clone 115 Estate - Clonal Series Pinot Noir 2007

Can’t believe this is a 2007. From the Clonal Series that Greg Brewer put together when he was still at Melville, this wine is absolutely terrific. Beautiful notes of candied strawberries on the nose, this wine still has great balance, a pure, focused palate, and an elegant finish. An absolute testament to the ageability of pinots from the Central Coast, this one still has several more years of life left. Just terrific. — 12 days ago

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Saxum Vineyards

Bone Rock James Berry Vineyard Syrah Grenache 2012

The 2012 Saxum ‘Bone Rock’ Syrah (WWB, 95) is a stunning wine which shows tremendous verve, terroir, weight and intensity, with an exceedingly long finish. The wine is sourced from the Bone Rock block of James Berry Vineyard which is a steeply sloped site planted to head trained Syrah. Amazingly enough, while terracing they found fossilized whale bones when they were digging and needed to use jack hammers to plant the vines. It is not surprising that the flinty undertones impress alongside a deep core of dark currants, wild blackberries and pipe tobacco flavors. The brightness and length of the wine adds to the drinking enjoyment. Showing beautiful poise and elegance, the 2012 ‘Bone Rock’ Syrah will continue to provide drinking enjoyment over the next ten to fifteen years. Drink 2020-2033 — 6 days ago

Matt, Severn and 24 others liked this

J. Lohr

Riverstone Arroyo Seco / Monterey Chardonnay 2017

Straw-hued. Aromas and flavors of butter, coconut, cream, oak, papaya, passionfruit, pear, and vanilla. Medium-full body and medium-high acidity. A finish of lemon and minerals on the palate. Very approachable and easy to drink; a solid example of a sub-$15 California Chardonnay. — 10 days ago

Wind Gap Wines

Luna Matta Nebbiolo 2008

Wow! Decanted for 30 minutes and still very primary. Plum, Black cherry, smoke, and violet. Still fairly tannic and needs more time. Got a steal on this for $9. Highly recommend — 16 hours ago

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Bolt to Wines

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017

Bolt to Wines Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017, California

Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.

Strong nose of blueberries, plums, wood, licorice, alcohol, light vanilla, light barnyard, peppercorn, spices, earth, light vegetables, tobacco and chocolates.

Full bodied and soft with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, sweet cherries, vanilla, earth, wood, spices, vegetables, herbs, peppercorn, chocolates and tobacco.

Medium finish with soft tannins, peppercorn and cherries.

This is a nice surprise. A very tasty Pinot Noir from Santa Rita Hills in California. Not really drinking like a Pinot Noir, though. Drinks more like a Washington Syrah.

Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel, and a spicy and tangy finish. Nicely balanced with nice complexity.

Good by itself as a sipping wine. A Pinot Noir not for the Pinot Noir drinker. Very unique.

Much better after 2 hours of airtime, although good right out of the bottle.

Made with 100% Pinot Noir grapes.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$35.
— 2 days ago

P, Ted and 6 others liked this

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Prior notes apply.. always a good choice!! — 3 days ago

Tom, Shay and 8 others liked this
Rob Brobst III

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@Laith A way to go L!!! Good pull and pour

Castoro Cellars

Reserve Estate Malbec 2015

Dense burgundy-red, highly extracted pigment. Floral, cherry, cigar box, butter and higher alcohol notes in nose, but only 14.5% alc/vol. A hint of menthol initially. Medium to high skin astringency with butter, cranberry and red fruit flavors. More flavorful than fruity on first pour, slightly tart; needs time to open. Chocolate-seed tannin flavors emerge after an hour. I’d age this awhile longer, else decant. — 9 days ago

Daniel P., P and 4 others liked this

Joey Tensley

Fundamental White Grenache Blanc Blend


Blend of Grenache blanc, Rousanne & Viognier
Jeb 92 and states it taste like a bottle 3 times the price looked up my cost, $14.99. I can definitely see this at $30.00-$40.00
K&L notes,

The highly talented Joey Tensley has crafted an outstanding white wine inspired by the amazing value-driven whites he’s long cherished from the south of France. At first you’re greeted with hints of honey and cinnamon poured over freshly cut seasonal peaches. The aromatics are exotic and wild with plenty of orchard fruit, orange water, and middle-eastern spice. There’s plenty of bracing acidity to keep the wine fresh and bright on the palate with a solid fruit core. This Rhone-style white is arguably the best version at this price I’ve come across in quite awhile
— 20 days ago

David, Ryan and 23 others liked this

Copain

Brosseau Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Shay A
9.2

Monthly WTF wine group tasting. This month’s theme was chardonnay from any region or vintage. Nice eclectic bunch! All wines tasted blind.

Ripping acid, even with 7yrs on it! Pure Meyer lemon upfront with added notes of honeysuckle, chamomile and underripe citrus. On the palate it was limestone and mineral driven. Slightly reductive. I called this Chablis. Nice imitator. Thanks
@Jack Thompson .
— 14 days ago

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Michael, Tom and 25 others liked this

Stolpman Vineyards

"Love You Bunches" Carbonic Sangiovese 2019

Cannot stop drinking. I think I first tasted this 2016 or 17 and year after year it is my darling. About to heat some pizza to go with. Egads LOVE this carbonic Sangiovese. I want to share it with the world:just the whiffs of kirsch and bubble gum and light and SO perfect with a slight chill and I’m about to see how it goes with a pizza pie. Some LA nights are more fun than others. — 5 days ago

Neil, Serge and 16 others liked this
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Spent many nights in Van Nuys... LA nights are hit or miss. Pizza and good red wine- I can agree! 🍷
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I agree about LA being hit or miss, living in the OC there are nights I can smell LA & other nights it dissipates.
Ellen Clifford

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@Neil Valenzuela @Paul T- Huntington Beach Hmmm, I said some nights are better than others—I didn’t mean to imply there are a lot of bad ones! I happen to love it here. I don’t know if I’d feel that way if I lived in Van Nuys though. I’m by downtown and adore it. But at least we can all agree on pizza and red wine! 🍕🍷❤️