Hames Valley, Central Coast

Claiborne and Churchill

Edna Valley Dry Riesling 2017

Pale white with a pale golden refraction. Floral, perfumed notes in nose. Litchi with slight grapefruit flavor, moderate skin astringency with mild seed tannin bitterness. Good body, acidity, rounded mouthfeel. Chrysanthemum with some green tea aftertaste. Lovely stuff, reminds me of the subtle flavor profiles I experienced living in Guangdong Province (Cantonese cuisine) — 6 days ago

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Alban Vineyards

Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah 2001

No Durand needed, but I wasn’t taking any chances.
Ugly label awesome wine!
— 3 days ago

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David T

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And, this a very good one. Deemed, “The Original Rhone Ranger!” Referring to a true Northern Rhone style produced in the US.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

If I could only find an older French Rhone I could pronounce!

McPrice Myers

Les Galets Vineyard Syrah 2012

2012 Vintage. 15.2% Alcohol. Consistent with 2 prior posts. — 7 days ago

Shay, James and 3 others liked this

Stolpman Vineyards

Estate Grown Ballard Canyon Syrah 2016

It’s been years since I’d last checked on Peter Stolpman’s offerings and wow...I shouldn’t have waited so long. I had forgotten how good his Ballard Canyon Syrah is 😐 So plush and suave with fantastic texture. Notes of juicy plums, blackberries, baking spices, eucalyptus, and sweet pipe tobacco. Awesome juice 👊🏻 — 3 days ago

Eric, Daniel P. and 19 others liked this
Ryan Vento

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Worth seeking out @Sharon B
Severn Goodwin

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@Ryan Vento Great stuff, I stuff have at least one or two reds/whites (with age) hanging out in the cellar.
Ryan Vento

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That’s awesome @Severn Goodwin. Would love to try some of his stuff with a few more years on it.

Scar of the Sea

Bien Nacido Vineyard Block Q Old Vine Pinot Noir 2016

Really enjoyed this. Earthy, savory with sage. 100 percent old world. Yet somehow it isn't. — 8 days ago

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Lutum

Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Shay A
9.2

Not had wine from this producer before, but I adore this vineyard, and at a close out price, I wanted to give it a try.

As expected for Bien Nacido, there was a savory note on the nose with some smoked meat and iron, wrapped around rhubarb tart and candied black cherries. On the palate, it was quite light and semi acidic, with hardly any finish. I’m assuming there was a small use of whole cluster here due to the spice and lifted profile, but aside from that, it was fairly easy going with potpourri, bing cherries, and some cedar.
— 19 days ago

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Scott Rose

Scott Rose

They make nice stuff. Hard to find.
Patrick Derdeyn

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It’s actually weightier than the la rinconada vineyard but not as much as the sanford and benedict. A nice showcase of vineyards in the lineup

Edna Valley Vineyard

Central Coast Chardonnay 2017

Nothing special but definitely a balanced and approachable style. — 7 days ago

E, Tom and 18 others liked this

Brick Barn Wine Estate

Estate Grown Santa Ynez Valley pinot Noir 2016

Stylistically that could easily be a ripe-ish Burgundy. Keeps improving w air. Nice restraint for Central Coast. Duck breast and lentils, bitch. — 2 days ago

Josh, Dylan and 1 other liked this

Jonata Winery

Todos Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

A blend of 47% Syrah, 28% Cab Sauv and adding Cab Franc, Sangiovese, Viognier, Petit Verdot & Metlot. Deep Ruby with complex aromas of dark fruit, spice, almonds and wet earth. On the palate blackberry, currant and raspberry flavors, soft tannins on a long finish ending with leather, pepper and oak tones. Very Nice, a beauty. — 17 days ago

Shay, Paul and 1 other liked this

Carhartt Vineyard

Four Play Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Medium body, dry, lots of blue and black fruit. — 3 days ago

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