Santa Barbara County, Central Coast

Herman Story

Casual Encounters Syrah Blend 2011

I have said this too many times. These wines just improve with age. Hold for 6+ years and you will be rewarded like an Everlasting Gobstopper. So shines a good deed in a weary world... — 4 days ago

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Paul Lato

The Manga Girl Rosé of Pinot Noir 2019

Easily one of the best CA roses I’ve ever had (and at $25, without a doubt the best QPR). Absolutely terrific wine. — 13 days ago

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Sine Qua Non

On The Lam White Blend

I opened this today, well after it’s expected maturity, and it was amazing. Aged so well and feel like it would have lasted another 5 years in the bottle. — 3 days ago

Forlorn Hope

Amerikanischen Kobold Kick-On Ranch Los Alamos Riesling 2014

8.9+. Super funky nose, but great roundish tropical flavors. Not overly acidic or sharp/angular but not flabby either — 3 days ago

Blair Fox Cellars

Paradise Road Vineyard Syrah 2008

Remarkably vibrant for a roughly 12-year-old syrah. Terrific cool climate components of earth, underbrush, along with a candied blackberry component. Excellent wine from the folks at Blair Fox! — 5 days ago

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Siduri

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2017

So this is surprising. Went to Siduri w@Steve Haro several years ago. It was one of my must visits. The tasting was awesome. We tasted like 20 different wines. But I was so disappointed. It was the place I wanted to visit more than any other and there wasn’t a single wine I would’ve purchased. This is surprisingly enjoyable. It’s young and lacking in complexity, but vibrant and energetic. Tart strawberry and raspberry with some earth and floral notes. Really long finish. Won’t mistake it for old world but it works. — 21 days ago

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Andrew Neyer

Andrew Neyer

Haven’t had much of them but I really liked the Yamhill-Carlton - had the 15. Definitely big fruit, cherries etc. I’m up for more if I find at the right price point.

Clendenen Family Vineyards

Rancho La Cuna Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2015

Sour cherry with some ripeness, but good acidity and still relatively light on its feet. Medium body with some tannins — a day ago

Andrew Murray

Watch Hill Vineyard Syrah 2016

Andrew is one of the great young guys in Santa Barbara County. This has great dark fruit and develops with a little oak. — 10 days ago

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Andremily

No. 5 Syrah 2016

Spectacular nose, layer upon layer of fruit and a finish that goes on and on...amazing!!! — 9 days ago

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A Tribute to Grace Wines

Santa Barbara County Grenache 2014

A reference point for one of the best grenaches out there. Always love these Graces. — 16 days ago

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