Santa Clara Valley, Central Coast

Au Bon Climat

Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir Westall Vineyard 2016

First Pinot produced from this Kendall Jackson vineyard named after Jess Jackson’s daughter, Julia. Fruit forward with tons of fruit aromas, herb and oak notes, aged for 12 months in French oak, 25% new, making this wine fresh and vibrant good for drinking now, and some short-term aging. The 2016 was a good year with an early harvest with perfectly ripe fruit. On the palate, strawberry and cherry flavors with baking spice and gentle oak. Fine tannins, lingering ending with fruit and subtle spice character. — 4 days ago

Jason, Eric and 5 others liked this

Beckmen Vineyards

Purisima Mountain Vineyard Viognier 2017

pale yellow; subtle aromatics, peach, jasmine, slight musk; stone fruit, minerality, slightly viscous texture; medium to full bodied, surprising acidity for the variety, 14.1% ABV; sourced from their estate Purisima Mountain Vineyard, fermented in stainless steel, aged mostly in steel with small amount in neutral barrel; very refreshing, fresher, brighter style — 10 days ago

Ira, Shay and 1 other liked this

Lucas & Lewellen

Goodchild High 9 Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Pale ruby color. Aromas of dried red strawberries, cigar box and moss. Gorgeous wine! Bright red fruit flavors with a dry cedar finish.

🥇 90 points - W.S.
— 13 hours ago

Vanessa, Clive and 7 others liked this

Herman Story

Smash City Pinot Noir 2018

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of blackberry, ripe black cherry, ripe black plum, vanilla, cedar, cinnamon, cloves, anise; off dry, medium acid, ripe medium plus tannins, high alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, intensely ripe and concentrated, alcohol stands out as a bit high, but rich and tasty — 4 days ago

Daniel P., Severn and 5 others liked this

Chanin

Los Alamos Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Alder Yarrow
9.6

Such a killer bottle of Pinot Noir. Had this one on the shelf for a little while. 2013 Chanin Los Alamos Vineyard Pinot. Raspberry and red currant and cedar and orange peel, all electric with acidity and dusty with dried sage and other herbs. Outstanding. And while I appreciate all of Gavin’s labels, this one is particularly nice. — 16 hours ago

Romain, Josh and 7 others liked this

Kaena

Hapa Syrah Blend 2016

Peppery nose, dry balanced palate. Medium body with lots of red fruit and a bit of spice. Any time you’re near Los Olivos, visit Kaena...good times, good wines! — 4 days ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
with Michael and Joe
Tom, David and 4 others liked this

Au Bon Climat

Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Planted in 1971, the fruit was selected from the oldest section of Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Aromas of berry fruit with subtle floral and spice, aged for 22 months in new French oak. On the palate raspberry and cherry fruit flavors, a bit crisp with light oak tones. Firm tannins, a bit tight, lingering, ending with mineral notes. Very nice, tasting well now! — 3 days ago

Dawn, Jason and 21 others liked this

F2 Wines

TBO Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This is a great Cabernet Sauvignon from Los Olivos District in California.

Showing black fruits with pencil lead, dark chocolates, oak spices, licorice, vegetables, earth, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry, tangy and elegant on the palate.

Good by itself and better with food. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

A blend of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon with some Cabernet Franc.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$55.
— 12 days ago

Stuart, Josh and 22 others liked this

Florèz Wines

Free Solo Santa Clara Valley Red Blend 2018

Funky juicy red. Fun but definitely a slow drinker. — 8 days ago

Kaena

Reserve Buona Terra Stag Canyon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot 2014

Bold, jammy blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (66%) and Petit Verdot (34%). Oak and dark fruit on the nose, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries on the palate. — 6 days ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
with Michael and Joe
Eric, Tom and 4 others liked this