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Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

One of the better if the belle glos - Santa Barbara and really mellow and long finish — 6 days ago

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Belle Glos

Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

Really pretty good - full fruit, long finish, lots of tannin. But more vanilla than is perfect — 20 days ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Posted this bottle before. All I’ll say is how well it’s aged. This isn’t going anywhere yet I can’t resist drinking it at this stage. — 15 days ago

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A Tribute to Grace Wines

Santa Barbara Highlands Grenache 2020

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2020 Grenache Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard is airy, gracious and ethereal. Sweet dried cherry fruit, tobacco, leather, spice and rosewater give the 2020 its eccentric feel. The aromatics are especially vibrant owing to healthy amount of whole clusters. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2022)
— a month ago

Pisoni Vineyards

Estate Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2018

This is the 20th release of this wine and has the Pisoni DNA written all over. Always a bit shy on the nose at first, a few minutes of aeration do the trick and reveal well defined, fresh aromas of violets, red and black cherries, forrest strawberry, dried herbs, cola and wood smoke. The lively acidity balances the fruit concentration and the ripe, fine grained tannins neatly frame this medium to full bodied anniversary vintage. Drink now until 2032. — 12 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

Deep purple, the 2018 Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon shows pronouned aromas of blackcurrant, blackberries, tobacco, coffee, vanilla, cloves, dark chocolate, pine and menthol. Medium to full bodied with ripe, fine grained tannins and fresh acidity, this is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon dominated blend from the Santa Cruz Mountains. Drink from 2024 until 2040. — 5 days ago

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Hahn Winery

SLH Santa Lucia Highlands Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2019

Costco. A great Pinot for me. Not lean, but richer and fuller bodied. Definitely buy again — 12 days ago

Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2020

Smells like fresh raspberries and wood, tastes like red licorice with a bit of citrus and just enough structure and tannin at the end to keep it light — 19 days ago

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Byron, Bryan and 7 others liked this

Jonata Winery

Todos Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Deep dark purple with thin edges and long legs. The nose is fruity and savory. So much fun. Blue and blackberries for days. It’s always so lovely when you find those grilled meat aromas on a wine. Pretty floral notes along with mocha and olives. This doesn’t scream California to me but it does scream delicious.

Nice and supple without too much heat but I can’t place the blend. Syrah heavy with plenty of Cab but the Viognier, Grenache, Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Sangiovese I didn’t necessarily call. Finesse instead of brute strength. Purity instead of brawn. Crunchy tannins and nice acidity. Sophisticated and approachable on the palate. Juicy fruit and serious structure. Long, tantalizing finish with spice. Sexy stuff.
— a month ago

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Tensley

Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah 2020

Delectable Wine
9.4

The 2020 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard is a dense, potent wine. The purity of the fruit is remarkable. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2020 is still incredibly primary. Inky red/purplish fruit, lavender, spice, menthol and rose petal open with a bit of coaxing. All this needs is time and a bit more polish. As always, the Colson Canyon Syrah is one of the most distinctive wines in Joey Tensley's range. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2022)
— a month ago