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Larner Vineyard Red Wine Blend 2016

This is a wonderful Grenache from Santa Barbara County.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity.

Showing black fruits with wood, earth, spices, light vanilla, licorice, tobacco, chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Dry on the palate with a great mouthfeel. Good by itself or with food.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, so be patient. Showing a great nose once it opens up.

This Single Vineyard Grenache is nicely balanced with nice complexity.

Wine Enthusiasts 94 points.

Would be nice to revisit it in 3 to 5 years.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$50.
— 13 days ago

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Is this Grenache or Syrah-dominant?
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I believe that the 2016 is Grenache dominant and the 2017 is Syrah based

Margerum

Riviera Santa Barbara County Rosé Blend 2019

John Howard
8.9

Super dry, almost too much so. 11.9%! Picked a bit early maybe? Still good. — 8 days ago

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Sous - Marine Wines

La Seiche Santa Barbara County Rosé Blend 2020

Really well balanced, strawberry, minerality, a nice backbone. — 7 days ago

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Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2018

A real bargain for $25. Light Ruby with aromas of red fruit and gentle perfume spice. On the palate strawberry and cranberry with tea and baking spices on a smooth tannin structure. Fresh finish with a medium length ending. Solid value, the fruit should calm down a bit in a year or so. — 9 days ago

Romain, Daniel P. and 7 others liked this

Major Wines

This is Major Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

Understated and graceful PN with pure red and blue fruit aromas and flavors, a little smoke, white pepper, light herbs, and cotton candy. Not too complex but great with good. Low tannin, high acid. Simple but pure pleasure. — 16 days ago

Bob, David and 8 others liked this

Tensley

Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah 2010

Very nice! Best vintage out of the ‘08, ‘09, and ‘11 even though they all scored roughly the same. Started to fade after an hour, but had nice depth with dark fruit. — 15 days ago

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Boen Wines

'Tri Appellation' Santa Barbara, Monterey, Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2019

Dark stone fruit and black licorice. Nice balance, mouth and long finish. cabs lovers would be delighted with this Pinot. If you dig lean Burgundy style then this isn't for you. But as a full body red is very nice. — 4 days ago

The Valley Project

Los Alamos Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2012

This is quite a special wine. I don’t care what the others rated this. I like it. Purchased on my trip to Santa Barbara almost 6 years ago. Now I remember why I bought it at the tasting room. Nice floral bouquet, slightly acidic, light translucent color with less than 13 percent alcohol (that’s a good thing). Very good structure that would suggest this wine is in the middle innings and can probably last a few more years — 13 days ago

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Hollyhock Lodge

Santa Barbara County Gamay Noir 2020

Barrel tasting of Tim Fulnecky’s 2020 Gamay noir. Really excited about this release which should be available in June. Made at Field Recordings, Paso Robles, CA. — 13 days ago

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Woa I’m dizzy from that picture! 🥴😜
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@Sharon B low light and several barrels in and this is what you get lol

Jolie-Laide Wines

Martian Ranch Clairette Blanche 2020

Lauren Vance
9.2

Although it’s quite light & delicate, there’s plenty that shines on the palate. Red apple, juicy peaches, lemon oil & almond skin. It has more acid than expecting, and no sign of heat sitting pretty @ 12.5% — 20 days ago

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