Central Coast Wine Warehouse

Sine Qua Non

Five Shooter Syrah

2010 Vintage. 15.2% Alcohol. Big bramble fruit and great nose. Loved it. — 2 days ago

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Au Bon Climat

Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

This is the first Pinot produced from this Kendall Jackson vineyard named after Jess Jackson’s daughter, Julia. A fruit forward wine with tons of fruit aromas, herb and oak notes, aged for 12 months in French oak, 25% new, making this wine fresh and vibrant good for drinking now, and some short-term aging. The 2016 was a good year with an early harvest with perfectly ripe fruit. On the palate, strawberry and cherry flavors with baking spice and gentle oak. Fine tannins, lingering ending with fruit and subtle spice character. Tasting Sample! — 8 days ago

Shay, Julia and 2 others liked this

Wind Gap Wines

Luna Matta Nebbiolo 2006

Greg Ballington
9.0

Medium minus garnet red. A touch dirty on the attack of the nose, dried cherries, strawberries, floral and a little tobacco. Medium tannins (5/10) and medium bodied. Dry palate coated in dried blackberries, cherries, a little bit of herbs and some bright acidity in the backend. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2021. — 7 days ago

India Okoh
with India
Shay, Iwan and 10 others liked this

Old Cannery Row

Raymond Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Bright yellow gold. Nose of baked quince and light butterscotch. Echoed on the full-bodied palate with a good backbone of medium plus acidity wrapped up inside. A rare bird in California Chardonnays in that it gives body, fruit, oak, and food-friendly freshness without overloading in any of them. I’m not always a fan of Wagner family works, but this under-the-radar Chardonnay is actually a good representation of the style. Good enough at regular price, but a steal when it’s on sale. Drink now through 2021. — 3 days ago

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Storm Wines (USA)

Duvarita Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Usually available at Los Olivos Cafe this is from the 3rd Corner in Encinitas. Dirt and strawberry nose. Soft. Quite dark. 13.2%. 225 cases. I love the wines from the Storm brothers one is making wine in South Africa one is here in Santa Barbara. Dark deep cherry. Tea notes. Violets? Burgundian in style. Just beautiful and highly recommended. Available at Third Corner in Encinitas. — 8 days ago

Trixie, Mark and 6 others liked this

Lockhart Cellars

Merlot 2016

Bought this for an online wine tasting class. Wasn’t sure about it at first but it’s growing on me. Smooth finish. Lots of red fruit with a little hint of cocoa maybe? Nice sipper. — 4 days ago

Dirty & Rowdy Family Wines

Especial Rodnick Farm Vineyard Mourvedre 2018

I let this decant for 2 days then put a slight chill on it! This is light...refreshing and a fun wine...different for sure! Cranberries..raspberries.rose petals..plum..bacon fat and baking spices!
@Severn Goodwin 1st hummingbird 5/5! Late from last year..Cooler and wet here!
— 17 days ago

Neil, Shay and 12 others liked this
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@Dawn E. No hummingbirds here yet, maybe soon though, we heard the Orioles calling this weekend.
Trixie

Trixie

Sounds like a delicious wine! In our yard we have Sparrows, Grackles, Red Finches, Robins, Juncos, crows and squirrels.
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Trixie Sounds familiar....oh the squirrels! 🐿

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Blueberry pie and fig a true cab drinkers Pinot ❤️ — 7 days ago

Robert Oswald
with Robert
Shay, TheSkip and 9 others liked this

Saxum

James Berry Vineyard Grenache Blend 2013

Shay A
9.5

Fun afternoon at Classic with great company. Glad you could join us Bryan.

This was my contribution and I loved being able to try this alongside the ‘11 that Bryan brought. So different! The ‘11 had almost 25% more Grenache than this, and was definitely lighter, spicer and had more acidity. This was dark and brooding and had more tannin on the finish. Fresh squeezed ripe blueberries and blackberries with peppercorn strip and charred plum. Obviously young, I re-corked and will update tomorrow...

Day 2: More floral up front on the nose and more savory on the palate with graphite and herbs de Provence. Decidedly more red fruit dominant at the finish...rhubarb and black cherry. More complexity for sure. Enjoyable now if given a 2hr decant, or hold for 2-3 more years.
— 12 days ago

Dan FitzgeraldMark FlesherBryan Kesting
with Dan, Mark and 1 other
Bryan, David and 59 others liked this
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@Shay A : This is a great wine, Shay. So fun to drink next to the 11...and so different. Great pull!
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Yes, definitely a cool experience to try this next to the 11. Quite crazy how the blend was so different, and the wines as well! This one definitely seem to have more of an obtuse, dense sweeter fruit core. Both really awesome wines!!
9.5

Williams Selyem

Central Coast Pinot Noir 2005

Licorice and blackberry on the nose with olives and spice. Lighter than I remember but that was 10 yrs ago. Has aged gracefully but its time to drink. A gravelly taste where the terroir is coming thru — 6 days ago

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