Clos Santa Ana

Clos Santa Ana

Velo different vintages from 2015 Red Blend

Welp this wine is fucking weird and I like it. Tastes smokey like my lapsang souchang tea, but also crisp and funky. I feel like this needs a very special cheese pairing; made a comte grilled cheese which was close. — 3 days ago

Cesare Bussolo

Santa Lucia Barbera d'Alba 2017

Lyle Fass
9.3

Outrageous Barbera. Violets and intense minerality. Black plum. Raspberry. So so floral. Wow minerals. Exuberant. So elegant and juicy. Concentrated but never heavy. Weight of a feather and so juicy with intense mineral backbone. Really has a wonderful structure and depth and bathes the palate with minerals. Complex. Give this 3-4 years. — 4 days ago

Severn, Rob and 3 others liked this

Roar

Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Jake gives this a 9.4
A little funk on open that blows off revealing layers of extracted fruit and a full throttle mid-palette.
— 3 days ago

Sharon, Romain and 21 others liked this

Pali Wine Co.

Huntington Pinot Noir 2017

Brighter more vibrant fruit than the prior year. Fuller strawberry and raspberry notes with strong oaky yet not overpowering structure. — 7 days ago

Daniel P., Paul and 3 others liked this

Pisoni Vineyards

Estate Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2013

Pisoni Estate Pinot has become something of a tradition at our house for Thanksgiving...and as usual, it did not disappoint. Not sure it was quite as good as the sourdough stuffing Vanessa made to accompany dinner...but it was close! — 3 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Shay, Ira and 9 others liked this

Sextant Wines

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2018

The best sextant vintage of Pinot yet! Vibrant bright cherry, lively wine that evolves in the glass. Perfect thanksgiving wine, which is why I paired it with the delicate pork tenderloin tonight. Has enough racy acid to challenge the vinaigrette accompanying the couscous salad. Lovely! ‘Tis the season! — 11 days ago

Neil, Paul and 6 others liked this

Cameron Hughes

Lot 676 Santa Barbara County Roussane Blend 2016

The wine’s nose is very expressive and full of apricot, almonds, anise and Meyer lemon. The mouthfeel is weighty and the acidity is medium-vibrant. Flavors like stone fruit and citrus leads the way, while the Roussanne’s notes of nuts and salinity are balanced by the floral aspect of the Viognier. This is a versatile white wine for pairing with food. It will be a hit on your holiday table. — 13 days ago

Tom, Casey and 5 others liked this
David Shaw

David Shaw Influencer Badge

Fun blend of white varietals

Ken Brown

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2015

pale garnet, tawny rim; black cherry, plum, leather, tea, composting leaves; tart cherry and pomegranate; medium body, light tannins, medium+ acidity, 14.2% ABV; despite Santa Barbara County appellation fruit is all from Santa Rita Hills vineyards including 44% Ranco La Viña, 30% Rio Vista, 13% Zotovich, 7% Radian, and 6% Buona Terra, aged 10 months in 30% new French oak; very nice entry level California Pinot at $35 from the OG of Central Coast Pinot — 10 days ago

Lyle, Bob and 3 others liked this

Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin

Gula-Ana Muscadet Sèvre et Maine

Great white wine made of Melon de Bourgogne. Bought last year at the winery. They produce some great small cuvees which can be found on many wine lists in fine dining restaurants and I completely get that.
@Peter van den Besselaar thanks for sending me to this excellent wine maker!
— 9 days ago

Ronald, David and 5 others liked this

Andrew Murray

Roasted Slope Vineyard Syrah 2014

To quote Miles: “Andrew Murray. Well okay.” Been a while since I’ve had one of Andrew’s wines, but I recall purchasing this at a Harvest Party a few years ago. Probably on the downslope just a bit, but this is still terrific. I always view the Roasted Slope as his homage to Guigal in my view, and it is a terrific wine. — 13 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Eric, Shay and 10 others liked this
Stephen Redenbaugh

Stephen Redenbaugh Premium Badge

I fear we all have more than a “touch” of Miles in us...he’s my hero!