Morro Bay Vineyards

Luigi Giusti

Rubbjano Lacrima di Morro d'Alba Lacrima 2009

The nose is an entire florist shop, such an intense bouquet! Dried tobacco and light strawberry play with rose petal on the palate. Must try wine of 2018! — 2 days ago

Marotti Campi

Lacrima di Morro d'Alba Lacrima 2017

2017 vintage tasted in 10/2018. Deep purple hue. Intensely perfumed with violets, practically leaping out of the glass. Full bodied but soft mouthfeel due to low acid and tannins. Fruity and dry. Exquisitely perfumed and quaffable red for only $15/bottle. Loved it. — 25 days ago

Cloudy Bay

Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Grassy, clear and fresh. Good clarity and a precise, tart, apply finish — 4 days ago

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Retzlaff

Estate Bottled Livermore Valley Merlot 2012

Blackberry and pepper with a touch of plum. Great earthy Merlot. — 2 days ago

Windy Oaks Estate

Proprietor's Reserve Schultze Family Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Shay A
9.4

WNH event number 3...new world Pinot. Such a treat to experience the many different variations of Pinot!

Another producer that is new to me. Would love to seek out some of their younger wines to see what the style is. At 9yrs old, I thought this was drinking wonderfully. Lots of cherry, sandalwood and candied cranberry on the nose. The palate sports a lean structure with rhubarb tart and spice box. Another great bottle from
@Eric LaMasters .
— 8 days ago

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Margins Wine

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Franc 2017

Saturday pre-RawWine tasting event with Megan Bell. Nice Santa Cruz Cab Franc that is quaffable now. Megan indicated she is not a fan of tannin, so does not do much extraction. — 7 days ago

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Bonny Doon Vineyard

A Proper Claret Santa Cruz County Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Really nice QPR kitchen sink claret blend. Easy drinking but not simple. At the price point, could easily be a staple week night red. — 21 days ago

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Cruse Wine Co.

Evangel Carignan

The Valdiguie was kind of meh, got better with air but the Carignan... this is a wild f’in wine. I honestly don’t know what’s happening in my mouth but it’s some combination of red fruit and salted meat. Kind of stopped me in my tracks as I said “wtf is this” — 4 days ago

Shay, Mark and 3 others liked this

Murrieta's Well

The Whip Livermore Valley White Blend

Pleasant surprise. Nose is beautiful with orange blossom and other florals with viognier very apparent. Palate has balanced acidity with notes of peach, honey and slight undertones of minerality / wet rock and no new oak. Has a juiciness that balances the acid. Very enjoyable and one of the few expressions of sauv blanc I like. — 6 days ago

Sandlands

Contra Costa County Carignane 2015

This wine is wild in every sense of the word. The fruit is fierce and up front while also bringing a unique profile that feels foreign and exotic. It’s right up front with a huge swell of red fruit and then finishing with some moderate tannins. Ample acidity and the alcohol is in a great place under 13% — 19 days ago

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