San Benito County, Central Coast

Williams Selyem

Limestone Ridge at Vista Verde Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2017

Catching up on a large review backlog - enjoyed this with some salmon and wild rice on the patio when the weather was a little warmer. Crisp with notes of melon, pear, and some floral. — 4 months ago

Mike, Shay and 2 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Le Mistral Red Rhone Blend

From my cellar as a mystery bottle. Made by Craig Williams, the original Rhône Ranger. It was still alive and strong. Very Grenache dominant. And he guessed correctly what it was!! — 9 days ago

Craig Williams
with Craig
Craig, Hugh and 3 others liked this

Fess Parker

Pinot Noir 2016

This needs time to breathe as alcohol volume is high and was at first very acidic in mouth. Once it’s decanted, cooled for 90 minutes it relaxed. Opening with intense Maraschino Cherry flavour, a hint of pencil lead hyphenated the heat of menthol and welcomes a strawberry finish still heated by eucalyptus that fills both nose and mouth.
Acidity reduced to underlying saline in the background and thickness in mouth
The menthol is a bit overpowering for Turkey dinner.🍷
— 5 days ago

Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection Aged in Bourbon Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Medium purple color. Aromas of baked dark fruit, cedar and caramel. Powerful red fruit and black fruit on the palate, Smoky campfire finish. — 5 days ago

P, Philip and 6 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

A nice review! Sounds like a good wine. 🙂🍷

Martellotto

Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara County Malbec 2017

This is a very tasty Malbec from Santa Barbara County.

Deep purple in color.

Fruit forward and dry with medium acidity and a tangy finish.

Showing black fruits with chocolates, oak, light vanilla, vegetables, tobacco, spices and peppercorn. Tasty and interesting.

Easy drinking and spicy.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14% alcohol by volume.

90 points.
— an hour ago

P and Dawn liked this

Methode Sauvage

MOONSTONES Chenin Blanc 2018

Wow wow excellent chenin!! Crisp and juicy acidity, green apples, honey blossoms and wet pnw forest floor — a month ago

Hirsch Vineyards

San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir 2014

Medium body, dry, smooth. Lots of bright red raspberries, strawberries, and bing cherries. Lovely wine! — 3 days ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
with Michael and Joe
Michael, David and 10 others liked this

Herman Story

Casual Encounters Syrah Blend

Took a little bit but this opened up so nicely. Typical coffee notes, savory, perfect age. — 3 days ago

Shay, Brian and 8 others liked this

Melville

Estate Fox Block Nine Pinot Noir 2014

Tried a Sample and bought a bottle. In 1989, Melville Vineyards, was founded in Sonoma, where Ron Melville grew high quality, Chard, Merlot, and Cab Sauv. In 1996, Ron's desire to grow Pinot Noir brought Melville Vineyards to Lompoc's Sta. Rita Hills, in Santa Barbara County. Ruby with aromas of sweet red fruits and vivid spice. Flavors of raspberry and strawberry, currant like, adding cinnamon and leathery notes. Fine tannins, lingering ending with nice mouthfeel bringing back fruit and subtle spice. Nice! — 6 days ago

Shay, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Sans Liege

The Prophetess Syrah Mourvedre

2012/2013 blend of73% Syrah and 27% Mourvèdre. 15.4% Alcohol. Big fruit with silky mouthfeel. Yum, what? It’s gone? — 13 days ago

Neil, Shay and 2 others liked this