Cienega Valley, Central Coast

Eden Rift Vineyards

Estate Pinot Noir 2017

A delicate translucent ruby in the glass with just thd tiniest amount of fizz. The nose is exceedingly pretty while also showcasing its rustic nature. Oak gets the party started on the bouquet with fresh berries and herbs joining in. A nice bit of soft spice and earth are wonderful here. This is an amazingly light and fresh Pinot with a ton of character. 14.2 but you never feel it.

Really nice structure and minerality here. Medium bodied with round tannins and moderate acidity. Plenty of restraint shown here thankfully. Silky on the tongue which leads to a palate full of generous red fruits. Cranberries, raspberries, and pomegranates lead things with more dry earth and herbs. A really nice Pinot where they made all the right choices.
— 9 days ago

Neil, Kevin and 2 others liked this

Chanin

Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Tannins have rounded out nicely and it’s got some pretty intense fruit forward characteristics. Black cherries, raspberries and a bit of spice on the back end. — 6 days ago

Severn, Eric and 13 others liked this

Andrew Murray

This is E11even Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2011

One of the great young wine makers in Santa Barbara, this was his last Pinot Noir. Phenomenal!2017 — 5 days ago

Tom, Ron and 1 other liked this

Stirm

Wirz Vineyard Zinfandel 2018

This is not your typical overripe jammy 7 Deadly Zins... I love this new wave of California Zinfandel. Crunchy black cherry, sweet plum, anise, clove, chocolate, some menthol. Tannins and acidity upfront; most importantly... dry! — 6 days ago

Jonata Winery

Todos Ballard Canyon Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Graphite, pencil, lead, smoked earth, tobacco and assorted dark fruits emerge from the bottle. Am I a fan or what..😁👍🏽✌🏼🍷 — a day ago

Shay, Tom and 22 others liked this
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Rob Brobst III Love this wine! Cheers 🍷

Talley Vineyards

Estate Bottled Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Full of tart red fruit, good structure with a lovely, lingering finish. Smooth. Perfect with duck and a raspberry sugo sauce. — 7 days ago

Aravind, leon and 5 others liked this

Alban Vineyards

Patrina Alban Estate Syrah 2016

Love Alban wines. Their baby is singing sweet songs. The ‘16 may be the best version of this I’ve tasted. Deep rich black fruit. Powerful nose and long finish. One of the best values per dollar out there — 13 days ago

Vanessa, Severn and 23 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Wirz Vineyard Riesling

1963 planted vineyard. Nice crisp citrus flavor. — 7 days ago

Jonata Winery

Todos Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Drank the ‘14 and ‘15 side by side last night. 2 very different blends and as such 2 very different wines. Both good! The ‘15 nose fragrant and pleasing. The higher blend of Sangiovese softens the edges of the ‘15 vs. the ‘14. The ‘14 has very little Sangiovese and more Cab sauv. The ‘14 nose is a bit chemical. The ‘14 has more depth and nuance. The Syrah base sings through on both. — 10 days ago

Eddie, Alex and 16 others liked this

Dierberg

Estate Grown Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Ruby with red fruit aromas and spicy herb floral notes, aged for 14 months in 35% new French oak. On the palate black raspberry and cherry flavors with herb tea and earthy tones. Firm grainy tannins, balanced acidity, nice mouthfeel,  pleasant finish ending with earthy mineral character. Nice! — 13 days ago

Daniel P., Paul and 2 others liked this