Happy Canyon Of Santa Barbara, Central Coast

Artiste Winery

Malagueña Zinfandel Petit Verdot

Artiste Winery Malaguena Non Vintage Santa Barbara County, California

A pretty color of dark ruby with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, red plums, cherries, oak, earth, light vanilla, vegetables, spices and black pepper.

Full bodied and soft with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, dark chocolates, herbs, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Medium finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very nice Zinfandel blend from Santa Barbara County. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Nicely balanced and good by itself as a sipping wine. Could use a few more years in the bottle to mature properly.

Needs 30 minutes to open up properly and remove some of the acidity.

Tasty, tangy, soft and interesting.

I paired it with Gorgonzola cheese and crackers.

A blend of 77% Zinfandel and 23% Petit Verdot. Non Vintage, bottled in 2019.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 14 days ago

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Santa Barbara County White Blend 2016

Ron R

Just excellent, and improving with age.
Exotic and viscous Rhône white blend, with tropical notes of pineapple, almonds and white pepper. Oily mouthfeel, finishing sweet with wispy acidity. At $22, this is a no-brainer.
— 16 days ago

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Jeff Venier

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I’m intrigued with aging it as well. Seemed too sweet to me when tasted last
Ron R

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@jeff venier, you may be correct. Since I last tasted it, it had improved. But with little acid to talk about, I may be wrong. Having said that, it’s excellent now. For price paid, why cellar this?
David L

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Drinking wonderfully now. A great mid week wine. Looking forward to the 2017 finally coming out.


Vandenberg Riesling 2016

Graham Tatomer is emerging as an outstanding producer of riesling, Pinot and gruener - get it before it blow up — 19 days ago

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The Feminist Party

Santa Barbara County GSM 2017

Fresh new haircut and tomorrow’s pies done finally getting into this and it is HIGH FIVE it’s so great. A GSM blend and you can taste all the elements of the different grapes working in harmony. One supporting the other. Like we women are gonna do. If our efforts happen to result in fabulous wine? All the better. — 10 days ago

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@Ron R doing my best 😊
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Thanks @Trixie ! Happy thanksgiving to you too, cheers!
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You look hot, girl!


Tierra Alta Vineyard Syrah 2010

Beautiful Syrah. Pipe tobacco, blackberry, perfumed coffee. Savory but what a balance between fruit and savory. Need to drink more of my older Tensleys. — 14 days ago

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Presqu'ile & McGinley Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Happy 2nd Birthday Penny! — 3 hours ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

You’re almost at 2,000 bottles. Got any plans for the big day, 3liter at least maybe even a 6liter?

Kings Carey Wines

Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Sémillon 2018

Fresh, bright, nice texture — 7 days ago

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Need to try this

J. Brix

Cobolorum Petillant Naturel Riesling 2018

Thirst quenching and mouth watering. At the end of the bottle I always feel like Jack Sparrow asking why the rum is always gone. — 3 months ago

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The Ojai Vineyard

White Hawk Vineyard Syrah 2014

Hailing from one of my favourite (sandy) sites in Santa Barbara County I was excited to try this wine. Mainly because I really want to find a wine that I hate made by Adam Tolmach. This wasn’t it. The guy is a pro and there’s no doubt that I’m jealous of him. This wine needed time to open in the glass. Caught at a slightly awkward stage I’d like to revisit this wine to witness the evolution with age. Wet dirt and dark berries are the way to my Syrah lovin’ heart. — 12 days ago

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Santa Barbara County Rosé of Pinot Noir

Enjoyable on thanksgiving g with turkey or as a sipping wine Light enough to pair with a variety of foods. A winner — 9 days ago