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Reserve Santa Barbara County Syrah 2013

Color still very youthful. Nose is somewhat sultry, even with significant air. Lots of smoky gravel, juniper berry, tart dark berry, sweat, dark liquid minerals, dried irises. Focused and more berry-centric in the mouth, concentrated, with a long fragrant finish. A small note of alcoholic pepperiness accompanies some some remains tannin. Lots of unique character. — 22 days ago

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These wines are always so good!

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Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Syrah

Smooth, mild fruit, bold however this 2004 in 2020 has quite a lot of must. I feel like it’s a little part prime time. — 5 months ago

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Y-Block Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2016

Hints of honey and melon to start with, then a buttery aftertaste. A truly lovely American chardonnay — 6 months ago

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Estate Bien Nacido Hillside Roussane 2014

Andrew Holod
9.4

What a spectacular alternative to Chardonnay. Not a stand in for Chave Hermitage Blanc, but, generous, focused, subtle and layered a great example of new world wine focused on less familiar varieties. — a month ago

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Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard Syrah

Like a truly dependable friend. Warm night pepper stars. — 4 months ago

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Dodgers Club Series Reserve Chardonnay 2016

Only took 32 years! — 5 months ago

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Rob Brobst III

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach they say loss of taste and smell are the first sign.......
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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Yeah I was waiting for that one,

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Bien Nacido Hillside Estate Santa Maria Valley Roussanne

100% Roussanne from the Bien Nacido Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley. Fermented and aged in oak barrels for a total of 18 months. — 9 months ago

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Bien Nacido Hillside Estate Syrah 2005

Feel like I haven’t loved the Qupe in the past but this one was great. Couldn’t tell it from a reserve cab. Inky color and restrained fruit I don’t associate with Syrah. Maybe the age? J detected a note of “soap” on the front end but I didn’t...and she doesn’t like the reserve cab style so think I’m not off the mark. Would never have guessed 14.5% — 2 months ago

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Central Coast Syrah 2013

Nice, smooth. Fruity and peppery — 5 months ago

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Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard Grenache 2012

More than 5 years since my last btl, and this is absolutely singing. I don't get the VM score (86) at all. Just a fantastically pure grenache, starting to whsiper about secondary aromas. On the nose: red raapberry, a touch of imcense, soft sandalwood and leather...wow. On the palate, excellent acidity, a touch of savory cured meat with the black raspberry...light on its feet, but great density, attenuated and soft tannin on the juicy and tangy finish. — 6 months ago

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Douglas Braun

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Love that vineyard across from Alban 👍