San Benito County, Central Coast

Williams Selyem

Limestone Ridge at Vista Verde Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2018

Erik Helms
9.1

Quite dry, and with lots of acid. Leans towards greener fruits. Lime zest, kiwi skin. Lengthy, fresh finish. — 2 days ago

Keaton, John and 7 others liked this

The Ojai Vineyard

Santa Barbara County Syrah 2017

A very nice.summer syrah. On the nose: loads of red berry fruit, a touch of oak spice, cola, very bright and still very primary. On the palate: loads of cracked black pepper spice, hi-toned red fruit, juicy and weightless. Juicy on the finish, which shows just a touch of finely grained tannin. Very nice for drinking now. — 14 hours ago

Ira, David and 8 others liked this

Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection Aged in Bourbon Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

I was afraid to try this after the last Robert Mondavi wine I had but this was great! Will definitely buy this again. Very fruit forward with the perfect amount of tannins. — 7 days ago

Ryan, Jason and 15 others liked this
WC Fields

WC Fields

Bourbon barrel flavor come through?
Trixie

Trixie

Delicious description!🍷😀
Sharon B

Sharon B

@WC Fields i didn’t think so 😕. @Trixie it was really good!

Williams Selyem

Vista Verde Vineyard Grüner Veltliner 2018

Erik Helms
9.0

This one is bone dry and driven by minerality. Petrichor, and wet stone dominates. — 2 days ago

Keaton, Tom and 6 others liked this

Ex Post Facto

Santa Barbara County Syrah 2017

The second vintage of this new label from Greg Brewer, this one reminds me to some extent of some of the limited release syrahs that he made at Melville a few years back. Lots of spice and candied blackberries on the nose, the wine was pretty closed on the palate initially, with more earthy overtones than I picked up on the nose. Definitely needs more time: while the tannins are sweet and well-integrated, the wine is pretty tight even after 10-15 min in the glass. If you want to open up a bottle of this now I’d recommend decanting a couple of hours in advance. Otherwise, let this one rest in your cellar for 2-3 years. — 5 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Paul, Shay and 10 others liked this

Scar of the Sea

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2017

Smooth drinking chard, golden delicous apple base, crema, fresh churned butter on the back end of the palate. Slight acidity to bring balance. — a month ago

Neil, Paul and 1 other liked this

Le P'tit Paysan

Santa Clara Valley Claret Cabernet Sauvignon Petite Verdot 2018

WL. Blackberry and cherry. Nice medium body with tannins. — 13 hours ago

Williams Selyem

Vista Verde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Something nice to close the weekend. Paired perfectly with grilled salmon. All smiles with this one. — a month ago

Paul, Paul and 11 others liked this

A Tribute to Grace Wines

Santa Barbara Highlands Grenache 2018

High toned. Cranberry & pomegranate lead to some richer raspberry notes. The nose shows similar character, but adds a spiciness as it takes on air. She is truly a Grenache whisperer. Love it in every vintage and this one delivers beautifully. — 3 days ago

Eric, Keaton and 37 others liked this
Joe Davant

Joe Davant

We got to taste with her last summer and loved the entire range. Awesome stuff.

Tensley

OGT Santa Barbara County Syrah 2009

Beautiful bottle. This one had more typical Syrah notes and a nice balance and finish. Perfect with some beautiful short ribs. — 8 days ago

Eric, Daniel P. and 10 others liked this