San Benito County, Central Coast

Sandlands

San Benito County Mataro 2015

Blue and black fruit, bramble, wet earth, violet, fine tannin. This is just starting to soften and I can’t wait to see it with a bit more age — 16 days ago

Shay, Ira and 18 others liked this

Carucci Wines

Santa Barbara County Roussanne Viognier 2014

John Howard
9.1

Beautiful wine. Reduction, gun powder, underripe tropical fruit, citrus, white flowers, high acid. Meant for food. — 9 days ago

Eric, Stephen and 11 others liked this

Land of Saints

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2016

Mile high enjoyment. Everything tastes better in the mountains. Just ask @P A — 6 days ago

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@Stuart Scheff Stuart absolutely, have a great weekend Cheers 🏔🍷
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Nice photo!

Whitcraft Winery

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2015

I have an affinity for the first reactionaries against the big oaked Napa wines of the 1990s and 2000s. These guys/gals deserve more credit than given for connecting wine with my generation and all before Natural Wine was a recognized term.

Chris Whitcraft was one of these guys buying the best fruit (from places like Hirsch) and leaving the the rest to the land. His son, Drake, took over in 2009 and built out a flourishing business.

This one is excellent and has a high acid rustic murky full bodied tingly perfumed persona. It’s very complete - a full circle. Big exploding sour cherry and red currant. All in harmony.
— 11 days ago

Steve, Hermes and 19 others liked this

Pierce

GSP San Antonio Valley Grenache Blend 2015

2015 Pierce GSP - 70% Grenache, 28% Syrah, 2% Petit Sirah

Yummy light texture a mouthfeel ... clean fruity nose, but not too sweet ... perfect for a sunset happy hour in the back yard after just coming in from a long drive.
— 4 days ago

Lillian Winery

Blue Label Santa Barbara County Syrah 2009

3rd day leftovers from the the boss. Nice grip and perfume. — 6 days ago

Ira, Hermes and 1 other liked this

Sine Qua Non

The Duel Grenache 2008

2008 Vintage. Brought it to Ciopinot in San Luis Obispo, an excellent restaurant with no corkage for up to 4 bottles! Cherries and raspberries galore. Big, voluptuous wine with long finish. I tend to favor their Syrahs, but can also be rocked by their Grenache. Sommelier has never heard of SQN, so another cherry broken. 🤑 — 14 days ago

Mike, Shay and 7 others liked this

Quinta Cruz

Pierce Ranch Touriga Touriga Franca Blend 2016

HAD THE CASTELAO but can't find to log it.
Delicious!! Muted dark fruit and some dry austerity in the midpalate with a stronger finish. Likely can rest a bit more but delicious now.
Would pair well with meats.
— 2 days ago

The Ojai Vineyard

Puerta Del Mar Chardonnay 2016

Nice. Balanced. Acidic. Well done. Tastes like Cote de lechet. 13%. Hint of tropical fruit. Nicely mineral. Bright. Hint of pith. — 13 days ago

Neil, Eric and 2 others liked this

Stirm

Kick-On Vineyard Riesling 2017

medium golden hue with glints of green; lemon, pear, honey, beeswax; slightly oxidative, citrus, minerality, good length; medium body, dry with only 0.6 g/L RS, high acidity, 12.9% ABV; made from 100% Riesling sourced from Kick-On Ranch in Los Alamos in Santa Barbara County, 48 hours of whole cluster maceration before pressing; $24 — 4 days ago