Edna Valley, Central Coast

Alban Vineyards

Alban Estate Vineyard Grenache 2013

Fantastic grenache from John Alban. Vanessa gives it a 9.8. I’m not quite as enthusiastic...but only to the extent of a 0.2 difference! This is an incredibly unctuous wine with layers of blackberry liquor, graphite, dark chocolate, and a hint of violet. Full bodied on the palate with a lingering finish. John makes a much more highly extracted version of grenache than the more elegant style of Manfred at SQN - my own palate for grenache tends more toward the SQN style - but there’s no denying that this is incredible and will only get better with a few more years in the cellar. — 2 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
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F2 Wines

TBO Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

F2 Wines TBO Cabernet Sauvignon Great Oaks Vineyard Los Olivos District 2016, California

Supporting small wineries today.

It's time to get my
#FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice Cabernet from California.

Dark ruby in color with a brick/ reddish rim.

Interesting nose with overwhelming spices like thyme, eucalyptus, tarragon, cinnamon, light wood, licorice, earth, light vegetables, blue and black fruits, black pepper, light alcohol, pencil lead and mint. So interesting.

Full-bodied, bold and smooth, with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, strawberries, light oak, spices, earth, dark coffee, wet leaves, vegetables, vinaigrette, tobacco, dried herbs and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and pomegranates.

This is a very unique wine from Los Olivos District in California. Showing unique flavors that I have not encountered in a California Cabernet, yet very interesting.

This Single Vineyard Cabernet is showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel, and really unique. I don't remember the last time I was stomped with a California Cabernet Sauvignon.

Good by itself or with food, and needs time to open up properly. I gave it 3 hours.

I paired it with cheeses, nuts and olives. Very tasty.

A blend of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon with some (less than 10%) Cabernet Franc. Aged for 30 months in 25% New French oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 13 days ago

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Nice glass too! Zalto?

Edna Valley Vineyard

Central Coast Pinot Noir 2017

Really enjoyable, light body, leather, slightly gamey, plum, nice tannins plus acid, smoke and currant. — a month ago

Alban Vineyards

Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah 2015

Simply delicious. Lots of dark fruit, vanilla, with layers of flavor. It will age more! — 8 days ago

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Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner is a 4th generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas and sweet spice notes. The palate shows raspberry and jammy blackberry with sweet oak, cacao and espresso notes. Soft tannins and acidity, well balanced, with mineral tones on a long spicy finish. Nice! — 3 days ago

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Eric Urbani

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@Sipping Fine Wine these wines also age remarkably well.

Jonata Winery

Fenix Santa Ynez Valley Merlot Blend 2014

A win-win today. Stunning Merlot and fantastic first attempt at making sourdough from scratch. The Fenix presents with a plush mouthfeel. Deep dark hue. Dark cherries, boysenberries, and a hint of coffee on the palate. I let this one open up over a couple hours and was rewarded. Drinking wonderfully right now, and could improve with a couple more years in the bottle. Superb. — 3 days ago

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Shay A

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Nicely done! Looks delicious...and the wine sounds good too!
Deborah M

Deborah M

Thanks @Shay A ! The bread was delicious. The process of making it was a lot of work, but so very satisfying in the end.


Tierraslo Pinot Noir

Great Pinot. Very light and drinkable. — 6 days ago

Alban Vineyards

Seymour's Vineyard Syrah 2012

Eric S

Holy cow what a wine. Too many adjectives to list with blistering intensity. — 16 days ago

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Bryan Kesting

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@Eric S: Fantastic wine!
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Try some aged bottles, 04,05,06
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Even 02 is on my list of past tastings.


Faethm Grenache Fingers Crossed Bien Nacido 2017

Jeb 97-99 Parker/Lisa 93-95
It definitely has Krankl’s roots in it,
Thanks to
@Stanley Barrios for leading me in the right direction 👍🏼


The 2017 Grenache Fingers Crossed is composed of 79% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 11% Syrah coming from Sine Qua Non’s Third Twin vineyard and Bien Nacido vineyard, employing 50% whole cluster. Due to be aged for 21 months in French oak, 35% new, it is to be bottled at the beginning of July. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored
— a day ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Even better on day 2, all the intricacies come out
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

You have will power...when I pop a bottle it's gone that night....hmmm, maybe I should pop 2 bottles and hope I can save part of one for the next night!!
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Sometimes you just know the bottle has more to give, most times its gone the same night for us as well.


Firepeak Pinot Noir

Drinking during The Covid 19 Lockdown... Thumbs way Up! — 6 days ago