Santa Clara Valley, Central Coast

Jonata Winery

Todos Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Drank the ‘14 and ‘15 side by side last night. 2 very different blends and as such 2 very different wines. Both good! The ‘15 nose fragrant and pleasing. The higher blend of Sangiovese softens the edges of the ‘15 vs. the ‘14. The ‘14 has very little Sangiovese and more Cab sauv. The ‘14 nose is a bit chemical. The ‘14 has more depth and nuance. The Syrah base sings through on both. — 9 days ago

Eddie, Alex and 16 others liked this

Andrew Murray

This is E11even Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2011

One of the great young wine makers in Santa Barbara, this was his last Pinot Noir. Phenomenal!2017 — 5 days ago

Tom, Ron and 1 other liked this

The Ojai Vineyard

Solomon Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

This is fantastic. It’s right where it needs to be. Nose of mulled raspberries, mushroom, wet soil, hay, and white pepper. Lush tannins mostly faded and a hit of acidity that’s not grippy at all. The nose transfers through to the palate with the fruit really shining. There’s some umami and more white pepper. I wish I had more. Drink up. — 3 days ago

Florèz Wines

Free Solo Santa Clara Valley Red Blend

Very fruity, especially cranberry. Floral and red fruits on the nose. A bit of fizz. Went very well with a pork chop. — 14 days ago

Dierberg

Estate Grown Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Ruby with red fruit aromas and spicy herb floral notes, aged for 14 months in 35% new French oak. On the palate black raspberry and cherry flavors with herb tea and earthy tones. Firm grainy tannins, balanced acidity, nice mouthfeel,  pleasant finish ending with earthy mineral character. Nice! — 13 days ago

Daniel P., Paul and 2 others liked this

Jonata Winery

La Sangre de Jonata Ballard Canyon Syrah 2006

Fantastic nose and a long refined finish. A winner for the night! — 5 days ago

Shay, Eric and 4 others liked this

Jonata Winery

Todos Ballard Canyon Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Graphite, pencil, lead, smoked earth, tobacco and assorted dark fruits emerge from the bottle. Am I a fan or what..😁👍🏽✌🏼🍷 — 17 hours ago

Shay, Tom and 19 others liked this
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Rob Brobst III Love this wine! Cheers 🍷

Chanin

Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Tannins have rounded out nicely and it’s got some pretty intense fruit forward characteristics. Black cherries, raspberries and a bit of spice on the back end. — 6 days ago

Severn, Eric and 13 others liked this

Harrington

Fratelli Vineyard Fiano 2011

Best domestic Fiano IMHO - rich, elegant, complex. 2011 is so good — wish I had more. — a month ago

Eric, Eric and 26 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Vineyard Under the Mountain Heritage Santa Clara County Red Blend 2017

Well balanced blend. Surrounds the palate, with acid, dark fruits and jam. — 22 days ago

Paul, Stephen and 14 others liked this