Santa Barbara County, Central Coast

Lieu Dit

Santa Barbara County Rosé of Pinot Noir 2017

An enchanting pink of the palest complexion. Strawberries, watermelon, sugar, and dried roses on the nose. I expected a more than above average Rosé from these guys but this is a bit special. Light bodied, almost ethereal in nature, there’s plenty of nice acidity and a graceful mouthfeel. The sweetness provides good balance with the acidity. On the palate, there’s very pleasant stone minerality, more exuberant citrus fruit, and cinnamon. A touch of tart apple on the medium finish. Really, really nice stuff. — 3 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Very nice photo and review! Cheers!
Willie Carter

Willie Carter

@Trixie Thank you! I won’t lie, I am proud of this shot

Herman Story

John Sebastiano Vineyard Syrah 2013

2013 Vintage 16.1% Alcohol. Syrah fruit bomb violets, iron, plums and dark berries. Big wine. — 8 days ago

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Paul Lato

Matinee Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2017

14.1%. Soft. Some dark berry but mostly cherry 🍒. Teanotes. Really well made. Too agreeable for me but well worth to seek out. — 17 days ago

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Sea Smoke

Southing Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2007

Shay A
8.9

Wednesday Wine Committee hosted by Dan. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. Tasted blind as usual.

Seemed over the hill to me. Little bit of burnt rubber on the nose, which took me to South African Cabernet or Chinon. Not much acidity. Good bit of pepper. Old black cherry. Not sure how common this is for the vintage.
— 5 days ago

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Sans Liege

The Offering Red Rhone Blend 2013

2013 Vintage 15.4% Alcohol. Blend of 45% Grenache, 36% Syrah, 18% Mourvèdre, 1% Viognier from seven vineyards. Coming into it’s drinking window. — 8 days ago

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Ken Brown

Watch Hill Vineyard Syrah 2014

saturated inky purple; blackberry, licorice, lavender, roasted meat, cracked black pepper; dense, full bodied, dried black currants, roasted coffee; firm tannins, medium+ acid , 14.8% ABV; sourced from a single vineyard planted in 2002 which consistently produces great Syrah, made in Aussie Shiraz style, $45 — 6 days ago

Love Salt

Santa Barbara County Dolcetto 2012

Light, bright, and delicious! Softly tart cherry and licorice across the palate. Just what I wanted with the pizza and pasta dishes at Love & Salt! Bravo! The photo shows the 2012 magnum, but I had the 2016 in the glass. — 4 days ago

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Dirty & Rowdy

Antle Vineyard Mourvedre 2013

In 2029+ we will look back on @Hardy Wallace as a pioneer in California natty. This represents that transition. Very Arnot-Roberts-y, this fuses early-century California while showing what’s possible. Incubating the model. — 8 days ago

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Siduri

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2017

2017 Santa Barbara- fruity and oaky. This is a more simple representation of a pinot noir, but still good. Bright bing cherry and a bit of oak though not overpowering. Some rock, no age worthy flavor. Drink now, don't hold. Light, easy drinking. I thoroughly enjoyed it. A good pick for those looking to try a pinot noir, though perhaps not suitable for one doing a deep dive. — 3 months ago

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Margerum

Multi Vintage Santa Barbara County Syrah

Showing tremendous poise. Beautifully integrated tannins. Wonderful fruit. A great showing!

@Mike Smith you need to make a multi vintage syrah!!! All the cool kids are doing it, right @Fraser McKinley ?!
— 20 days ago

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