Left Coast Wines

Nik Pegasus

Mystic Pearl Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Nik Pegasus Winery Mystic Pearl Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Central Coast, California

Ruby in color with a wide cloudy, reddish rim.

Sweet nose of sweet cherries, blueberries, plums, light oak, licorice, vanilla, tobacco, chocolates, coffee and black pepper.

Full bodied and soft, with medium acidity.

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

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins.

This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon from Central Coast in California. Showing mild complexity with a nice, soft mouthfeel. Nicely balanced and fruit forward.

Good right out of the bottle and better with some time. Tannins show up after 90 minutes, and even nicer after 3 hours of airtime.

Still young and would be better in a few years. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 to 5 years.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Paired very nicely with the Prosciutto.

Aged for 19 months in French and American oak barrels.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 5 days ago

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Suncé Winery & Vineyard

Gewurztraminer 2013

Clear and golden like sunshine in the mountains on an autumn day or the skin of a Golden Delicious apple. Light and airy aroma. Some flowers. Some citrus. Maybe a lemon herbal or green tea. Flavors are simple but gratifying. Dry. Hint of lemon bars. Slight camphor or eucalyptus, but plenty of bite both tannically and acid wise. Label says ‘honey’. Fits, but without the sweet. Essence of honey? Beeswax maybe. This is lovely paired with lemon cheese cake or spicy Thai food. — 5 days ago

Neil, Jason and 2 others liked this


Los Carneros Chardonnay 2015


Wowza - this has darkened & fattened up nicely - this is a hedonistic delight: all kinds of yellow stone fruit, dead sexy, coconut & beeswax, broad unctuous silky and absolutely delicious — 2 days ago

Severn, Ron and 5 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

North Coast Syrah 2015

Had fun with a “Judgement of Granite Bay” France vs. California challenge. Both ‘15s, both originally about the same price. The Bedrock was plush and luxurious on the palate while soft on the nose. Glorious to drink. The Graillott nose was like an epic poem about the inside of a French barn. Loved it. But the palate didn’t match. I could swirl and smell that Graillott forever.... and then following that with a sip of the Bedrock... managed the perfect wine! — 10 days ago

David, Tom and 7 others liked this



The Hess Collection

Shirttail Ranches North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Received this through my local wine club. What a lovely surprise! Dark fruit on the nose, very well balanced. — 2 days ago

Tom, Dawn and 4 others liked this

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Reserve Napa & Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

This reminds me of a great trip with the Growler. We just had a great lunch with Tor at Martini House in Yountville. — a day ago

Tom, Ron and 3 others liked this

Manzanita Cellars

Mendozino Zinfandel 2017

It’s actually Mendo and Sonoma county fruit. 70-30 towards the southern clime. Funky and informative label. High ABV of 15.5%. It smells dense. Classic jams of Zin, but a funky side with barnyards and sweet Asian plum sauce like they serve with Moo shu pork. Flavors are balanced and Zinlicious. Plenty of acid, lots of cola, hint of leather, herbal, little licorice. This is Old Vine Costal Zin in all its glory. The tannins are there, but it’s just firm enough. You can’t even tell that it’s so hot with all that alcohol. This was a definite Grocery Outlet buy again wine. — a day ago

Rhonely, Randy and 2 others liked this


Estate Syrah 2017

A lot of fake and pepper initially. Left it open after having half a glass overnight and much better on day two but could probably use even more time. A bunch of blackberries, peppers of all types, wet bark, some savory spice. I think this needs some more time. — 9 days ago

Schramsberg Vineyards

Reserve Sparkling Blend 2009

Golden tinged color. Aromatic and bursting with flavor, the 2009 is right in its prime. — 6 days ago

Rhonely, Rob and 6 others liked this


Trés Violet Red Rhone Blend 2018

Southern Rhône blend from Paso Robles, California. Blend comprised of 54% Grenache, 33% Mourvèdre, and 13% Syrah.

This wine is medium purple. It has medium(+) intensity of youthful, playful aromas and flavors of candied black fruit such as blackberry and black cherry, also black plum; it also has violet, peat, anise, tobacco, black licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla, clove, nutmeg, and meaty characteristics. It has medium acidity, a full body, high alcohol, medium tannins, and a medium(+) finish that lingers on the palate. Drinking really well now. With @deked1

Calcareous Vineyards, Très Violet, Paso Robles, California. Vintage 2018. ABV 15.3%.
— 4 days ago

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