Santa Barbara County, Central Coast

Etude

Lyric Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2019

ESF
9.3

Bravo Etude, Bravo!
Outstanding execution here, textbook CA PN w/out being overdone or over extracted: just a gorgeous nose of beautifully ripe cherry, strawberry & red plum, generous warm baking spices, smoky tea, vanilla and more. Intoxicating nose mirrored on palate. Med bodied but so generous it drinks bigger. Smooth suave, freshness abounds, seamless through finish. Only minor point is length of finish gives this away as entry level, but for the price: buy a case.
— 9 days ago

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Tercero

Santa Barbara County Carignane 2017

(2017) Foot stomped. 4+ year old barrels. Unracked until bottling. 12.5% ABV which is lower than typical. Smoky, BBQ, pepper — 8 hours ago

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Tatomer

Vandenberg Riesling 2018

Structured and intense. Youthful notes of lime peel, guava, mango, and papaya with striking acidity. Medium bodied with a mineral spine. One of the best domestic Rieslings I’ve tasted. Don’t hesitate to cellar. Lives up to the hype. — 18 days ago

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Yah it do…

Tercero

The Outlier Santa Barbara County White Blend 2020

(Ignore label, this is a 2021). Foot stomped and on skins overnight - nice texture. Some of the last gewurztraminer in CA. Cold fermented in stainless. Honeysuckle. ABV 13%. Would be great with Thai or Indian food. — 8 hours ago

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Sanguis

Three Sketches of a Dream Roussanne Viognier 2014

This is an amazing Roussanne/Viognier blend from Sanguis called Three Sketches of a Dream. 2014, released earlier this year. Highly recommend and indistinguishable from SQN. This has serious depth of flavor and acidity to keep it all together. The finish is long and enjoyable with honey and some citrus notes and maybe cantelope? Gorgeous wine. Serve at cellar temp and let her go. Hats off to Mattias and Elliot on another superb creation. — 11 days ago

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Definitely intrigued by this. Thanks for the note.

D'Alfonso-Curran

Santa Barbara County Loureiro 2018

2017 Vintage- lemon oil, white flowers, verbena , (medium -minus acidity) herbs ,medium plus bodied really nice — 11 days ago

Josh, Brent and 4 others liked this
Douglas Braun

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Really nice Portuguese white - so many great wines from Portugal 🇵🇹 have to investigate further 😀
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This is from Santa Barbara from Kris & Bruno - great job

Tercero

Santa Barbara County Clairette Blanche 2021

Tablas Creek in CA originally brought this varietal to the US. Acid driven, early pick so 12% ABV. Minimal oak. Typically a blending grape, Larry did a good job having this stand on its own. A great alternative to SB for oysters. — 8 hours ago

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Presqu'ile Winery

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2020

Excellent QPR for a minimally oaked style. Bright and tropical. Lemon, mango, and guava but not overly concentrated. These Santa Barbara wines are offering a taste of the domestic “old world”. Impressed for $23. — 8 days ago

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Tercero

Santa Barbara County Mourvèdre Rosé 2020

Wow what texture - Mourvèdre roses ! Foot stomped, stainless cold ferment 3-4 weeks. Really like this rose. — 8 hours ago

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Municipal Winemakers

Nowadays Wine Ocean Flor Piquette 2020

Went to the wine ghetto in Santa Barbara. Most wineries there are ‘junk’ but the municipal winery winemakers make some great wines - and super fun stuff like this 6.5% ‘wine’. Funk in the trunk. Essentially the best Kombucha I ever had. The Riesling gave it a floral touch. And what about the seawater and Kelp. See next picture which describes the way this was made. — 19 days ago

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