Santa Barbara County, Central Coast

Dirty & Rowdy

Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard Mourvedre

Are you Fing kidding me???? This is just bonkers in so many ways. Would have pegged this as burgundy from the nose on this. Slight meaty reduction that gives way to gorgeous red fruit and stony minerality. I cannot get enough of this. Literally. This does not exist anymore. @Hardy Wallace you’re pretty decent at this whole wine thing. You should make more. 💯 — 2 days ago

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Sans Liege

Long Way Home Syrah 2014

If this winery is not on your radar it needs to be. Slight primal nots mixed with new world fruit. Wonderful! — a day ago

McPrice Myers

Head Honcho Santa Barbara County Syrah 2013

Ended up with this bottle by surprise and it was surprisingly good — 3 days ago

Martian Ranch & Vineyard

Absolute Magnitude Gamay Noir 2015

Beautiful CA gamay! Still tasting fresh with 3 years of age. Hope to see more wines like this in California. — 13 days ago

Martian Ranch & Vineyard

Ground Control Grenache Noir 2013

Nan Helgeland makes extraordinary wines because she pays attention both to the wines and the people making them. That’s a whole other story though. This wine: red red fruits for sure(cran-rasp-blackrasp) well balanced but the tannins are gonna play hard to get, then they flirt with you then hide again. It’s intriguing — 3 days ago

Aaron, Robert and 5 others liked this
Robert Evans Jr

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@Kristin the Wine Girl @Ellen Clifford we are doing a get together in NYC on 10/23 a bunch of us
Ellen Clifford

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@Kristin the Wine Girl that would be fantastic! Where in the country are you? I forget...
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@Robert Evans Jr @Kristin the Wine Girl alas I will be in Los Angeles on the 23rd. A delectable meeting should happen sometime though! I’ll likely be at the San Diego Somm Con if anyone is going...


Julia's Reserve Santa Barbara County Syrah 2007

Dark inky red color. Perfumed nose of roses, hibiscus tea, cherry schnapps, and leather. Flavor is full bodied and slightly savory. Some plumy streaks balanced by cedar and spice. Hint of sweet green olives. Black licorice as well. Plenty of tannin. For 11 year old Syrah this could probably age for another 4 or 5 before it peaks. A deep, rich wine with balance and complexity. Deftly avoids the CA fruit bomb trap by offering plenty to ponder. — 18 days ago

Sans Liege

En Gedi Grenache 2013

2013 Vintage. 15.4% Alcohol. Raspberry juice bomb. Lovely mouthfeel. Good to go. — 8 days ago


Postcard from Morocco White Rhone Blend 2010

En Magnum. Full bodied, full flavored. Nice Rhône nose. Roussanne, Viognier, Marsanne and Chardonnay. Nice wine, but drink relatively chilled. Roussanne is in charge when cool, but the 15.7% ABV starts to show as heat on the finish when it warms up. — 14 days ago

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PS Santa Barbara County Syrah 2016

Wonderful Santa Barbara Syrah. Deep purple colo, medium to full bodied. On the nose and the palate it has a delicious funk to it with black fruit and fine tannins. — 7 days ago

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Fess Parker

Marcella's Santa Barbara County White Blend 2014

9/2016 shared this wine with Barky in Annapolis on Labor Day weekend 2016. Great light wine...reminded me of my stay at the Fess Parker Resort — 13 days ago