San Benito County, Central Coast

Williams Selyem

Vista Verde Vineyard Pinot Noir

Not a typical WS more French than California. Delicious and nuanced — 16 days ago

Sarah Reedy
with Sarah
David liked this

Bridlewood Estate Winery

Monterey County Pinot Noir 2017

Color of cranberry juice with a bit of purple hue on the rim. Nose of fresh cranberry, plum, some vanilla, however nose fades away a bit too fast. Taste is quite pleasing, with subtle sweetness, zesty, cranberry, tinkling on the tongue, and some spice at the end. Very easygoing. Aftertaste of some more bittersweet zest, sweetness, vanilla flavor, spice, and medium long. Kind of crowd pleaser. — 10 days ago

David, Mike and 1 other liked this

Jaffurs Wine Cellars

Santa Barbara County Syrah 2016

A blend of 80% Syrah, 10% Petite Sirah, 5% Grenache, and 5% Mourvèdre, aromas of big ripe fruits with herb pepper spice. On the palate fresh fruit flavors with cherry and plum flavors with sweet notes of cacao, licorice and toasty oak tones. Fine tannins, vivid acidity, medium length ending rich with smoky spice. Very nice! Tasting Sample! — 17 days ago

Daniel P., Dr. and 1 other liked this

The Farm Winery

The Dish Grenache

Tasting so well right now. Hints of mocha and earth. — a day ago

Paul and Mike liked this

Shirah

Santa Barbara County Syrah 2016

Inky in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity on the nose with black plums, red cherries, black currants, earth, chocolates, licorice, vanilla, oak, spices, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Full-bodied, smooth and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked plums, wood, mint, vanilla, cloves, cinnamon, chocolates, peppercorn, hazelnut, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables, spices and tobacco.

Medium plus on the finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Syrah from Santa Barbara County, California. Spicy, interesting and fruit forward with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Still young and a little hot right now, which will go away with time. Will be better in the next 5 years and could be a 92+ wine.

This single vineyard Syrah is good by itself or with food. Needs an hour to open up properly and remove some of the acidity.

A blend of 97% Syrah and 3% Viognier. Aged for 22 months in French Oak barrels (25% new). Kosher for Passover.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$55.
— 5 days ago

Dr., Iwan and 17 others liked this

Broc Cellars

Santa Barbara County Sparkling Cabernet Franc

Pretty perfect. Bright and alive, more complex than your average pink bubbles. Only lightly fizzy, hint of oxidation, really lovely. — 5 days ago

Lulu Doyle
with Lulu
Joe, David and 1 other liked this

McManis Family Vineyards

Jamie Lynn Vineyard Barbera 2016

A ton of oak, vanilla on the nose. Blackberry and maybe some black cherry on the palate. Very tasty and big. Wish I was having some pasta with it. — a day ago

Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2016

After Jim Clendenen graduated with a pre-law degree in ’76, he was assistant winemaker at Zaca Mesa Winery for the 1978 harvest, and in 1981 he pulled a “triathlon” and handled three harvests in one year as Jim worked crush and directed the harvest at wineries in Australia and France. Small crop, early ripening with concentrated fruit, aromas of tropical fruits and toasty notes. On the palate fresh pineapple and pear with oak tones, a bit creamy, almost buttery, a bit overdone, but still a good value. Medium finish with a round mouthfeel and bits of mineral on the ending. Tasting Sample. — 11 days ago

Shay, Dawn and 1 other liked this

Sanguis

Misfit Syrah Blend 2015

Always a proprietary blend, in 2015 winemaker Mattias Pippig has composed the 'Misfit' using Syrah with Grenache, Cabernet Franc, Petite Syrah and Viognier. Inky and dense in the glass, the wine slowly yields intense aromas of mocha, Asian spice, crème de cassis and damp earth aromatics that all build in the glass. The palate shows sensational weight and texture, while the Viognier adds some floral tones on the mid-palate. Dense dark fruits connect with coffee grounds and creosote flavors as it displays a sensational combination of weight and poise. An absolutely fabulous wine, this should continue to evolve beautifully for over a decade. Drink 2019-2035- 94 — 16 days ago

Dr., Shay and 16 others liked this

Dirty & Rowdy

Antle Vineyard Mourvedre 2016

Light strawberries, nice light red for a warmer day in New Jersey. — 4 days ago

P, Trixie and 11 others liked this