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Zotovich Vineyard Syrah 2012

Lovely Rhône style Syrah with great grip and spice. barely midlife — 3 months ago

Ira liked this

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Melville Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Backstory: Tasted this at the winery and loved it so much that we bought a bottle to take along with us to Mexico. Chad Melville is the owner and winemaker at Samsara. He's also the chief winegrower at Melville Winery.

Winemaking Process: Single vineyard wine with grapes harvested from the Cargasacchi vineyard, which is in the middle aka sweet spot of Santa Rital Hills. 75% whole cluster fermentation with native yeast. 50% in new French oak barrels for 22 months, followed by 12-month ageing in the bottle. Unfiltered.

Tasting Notes: Colour is ruby red with some clarity, no sediment. On the nose, it has blue fruit, cherry, cassis, cigar, asphalt, lambskin leather and pronounced earthy notes. On the palate, it is medium-bodied with full, mouth-filling texture. Red fruit notes appear first, and then the taste turns into an earthy, allspice notes, and finishes off with something so bright and refreshing that reminds us of orange peel. The tannins are soft. End palate is long, around 10 seconds, marked by minerality and cherry. I love this wine because unlike many Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara, it isn't over extracted and not too sweet (like fruit pastille). There's a fleeting burst of sweet red fruit flavour on the mid palate and the flavour quickly transits to earthy notes and tannins. It's a more earthy Pinot Noir but yet still elegant and ready to be consumed. At $55, I think it's well worth the price.
— 4 years ago

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Cargassachi Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

2013 Cargasacchi PN. So delicious. fruity and spicy and aromatic. Carries its 14.4 as light as a feather. — 5 months ago

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Melville Vineyard Syrah

Impressive; ripe, manly. Marius, being you're my only follower: salut, how are you? — 4 years ago

Coca i Fitó

Samsara Priorat Red Blend 2013

Smootj, easy to drink. Such a good experience with proper 5J Jamon!!! — 4 years ago

Yiping Goh
with Yiping

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Turner Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Still in beautiful shape. Juicy with nice stem tannins and balanced. Yum. — 7 months ago

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Las Hermanas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Damn nice. Fruity but dry, tart, cranberry/dark cherry/lemon etc, very rich but also balanced. Great Cali Pinot. — 2 years ago

Allyson Fore
with Allyson

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Logan One Barrel Syrah Grenache 2011

Fricking amazing with double cut lamb chops for our anniversary dinner — 4 years ago

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Jaqima Ronda Syrah Garnacha

Slightly fizzy on entry, followed by mellow bramble fruit and a massive hit of liquorice, absolutely delightful — 5 years ago