Edna Valley, Central Coast

Claiborne and Churchill

Claiborne Vineyard Estate Dry Riesling 2016

Pale golden yellow, excellent clarity. Diesel and floral notes in nose with a hint of sulfite. Lemon, jasmine tea flavors with moderate skin astringency, minerality on finish. Later, unripe pineapple flavor emerges. Dry, austere fruit profile but definitely Riesling, a serious one for the fans of this variety. — 8 days ago

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Onx Wines

Avatrix Edna Valley Pinot Noir 2015

What a tasty treat! Fruity rich berry is the primary taste, but was it my imagination.. did I get a slight mineral taste before the fruit hit my taste buds? It’s heavier than many pinots but lighter than some of their other varietals. I’m excited to try more pinots from Paso! — 4 days ago

Paul Lato

"Suerte" Solomon Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

This was also relatively open but more complex than the Zotovich. It was my favorite Pinot of the evening. We also had the 2017 Pisoni but I failed to get a pic. The Pisoni was more complex like the Drum Canyon but I feel it will be better in the long run.
Paul Lato was in town and I had the chance to spend some time with him and taste through several of his new releases. His wines are great across the board.
— 10 days ago

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Paul Lato

"Le Souvenir" Sierra Madre Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

This one had a little more age on it and was drinking great.
Paul Lato was in town and I had the chance to spend some time with him and taste through several of his new releases. His wines are great across the board.
— 10 days ago

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Alban Vineyards

Lorraine Syrah 2002

My last 02, great looking cork per norm. Can’t believe how great these older Albans are — 6 days ago

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Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

Probably my favorite vintage of Lorraine.
Bill Bender

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9 to the 9. Dayum.
Mike R

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That is an gorgeous vintage

Wolff Vineyards

Estate Produced Dijon Clones Selection Pinot Noir 2015

Monterey cypress and pepper on the nose. Cypress persists slightly on the taste.
Taste morphs into slightly earthy vegetal dryness.
— 11 days ago

Paul Lato

The Contender Drum Canyon Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

The 2017 Drum Canyon is now called “C’est la Vie”. This was the least open of the Pinots.
Paul Lato was in town and I had the chance to spend some time with him and taste through several of his new releases. His wines are great across the board.
— 10 days ago

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Alban Vineyards

Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah 2007

Enjoying this wine almost as much as the ducks seem to be enjoying our pool. I may be about to have a Tony Soprano moment. — 11 days ago

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Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

Clever. Very clever.

Alban Vineyards

Patrina Alban Estate Syrah 2010

Fantastic bouquet of dark berries and forest - also elements of blue and dark berries in the taste - although a little sweet for my taste — 4 days ago

Jonata Winery

Todos Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Shay A
9.3

This is just a killer Syrah blend. It’s really good as a pop and pour, but explodes with even just 30mins of air. It’s ripe, savory, juicy and smoky all at once. Fresh squeezed blackberries, raspberry pie, cherry pipe tobacco and grilled plum dominate the nose. Not as heavy or dense as expected on the palate, showing a bit of lift with some bacon fat, graphite, and even some more delicate notes of potpourri. At around $50/bottle, this is drinking above that price point right now. — a day ago

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Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Give these Jonata 10 years & you’ll be amazed
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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum : Wow, @David T has finally gotten through to you 😂. Love their CabFranc wine, so I need to find some older ones.