Santa Helena

Corison

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Paul K
9.4

Wonderful wine. Balanced, elegant, so enjoyable. It’s not your everyday Napa cab. The fruit is present, and delicious, but not the star of the show. It’s the way this comes together that makes this wine so enjoyable. The tannins are present, but the acidity stands out more prominently than other cabs. Borders on bright acidity of a great Rioja. Drink this with and amazing duck dish or rich mushroom pasta. Cheers @Cathy Corison another beautiful expression of what Napa cab can do. — 4 days ago

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Storm Wines (USA)

Duvarita Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Usually available at Los Olivos Cafe this is from the 3rd Corner in Encinitas. Dirt and strawberry nose. Soft. Quite dark. 13.2%. 225 cases. I love the wines from the Storm brothers one is making wine in South Africa one is here in Santa Barbara. Dark deep cherry. Tea notes. Violets? Burgundian in style. Just beautiful and highly recommended. Available at Third Corner in Encinitas. — 7 days ago

Trixie, Mark and 6 others liked this

Fairchild Estate

Stones No. 1 Las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Decanted for about 3 hours. Really drinking well right now. A warm up meal for next Friday night with this WNH following. — 11 days ago

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Wish I could be there for the WNH spring event but timing wasn’t in my favor. If it’s anything like the fall event, it will be epic!
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I absolutely can’t wait Aaron

Let’s the games begin

Vineyard 29

The Essentials 29 Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Again very intense and focused. Green apple, star fruit, tart green pear. A pleasant pucker on the finish. From @David L — 6 days ago

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Shibumi Knoll

Shibumi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

PNP > TRB Winemaker, easy drinker, very good;same as previous enjoyment.
🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻 Cheers
— 6 hours ago

Shay, Bill and 4 others liked this

Sinegal Estate

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Ron R
9.3

We really love Sinegal. Well crafted juice. Always complex. The 2015 vintage pips this. Notes across vintages are consistent. — 11 days ago

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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, but needs a bit more time. — 12 days ago

Alex, Dawn and 7 others liked this

Au Bon Climat

Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

This is the first Pinot produced from this Kendall Jackson vineyard named after Jess Jackson’s daughter, Julia. A fruit forward wine 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. Tasting Sample! — 8 days ago

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Lewelling Vineyards

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Ron R
9.3

After the excellent showing of the Wight Vineyard cab, we had to try the entry-level cab. JD describes it perfectly - Bdx blend. It’s plush on the nose and palate. But it lacks the complexity that the Wight bottling presents. Having said that, it shows lots of black and blue fruits. Tannins are soft, as is the acid. Nice weight and density on the palate, with nice sweetness. Good stuff. — 17 days ago

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@Ron R Ron the door is always open Cheers 🍷
Ron R

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We plan on snowboarding in Banff in 2020, @P A. You anywhere close by???
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@Ron R Ron we are only about a six drive away so not bad. We go to Banff and Lake Louise a couple of times a year. Cheers 🍷🇺🇸🇨🇦⛷

Lewelling Vineyards

Wight Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Ron R
9.5

First time trying this, and what a great get it was. The nose displays smokey notes, but other than that, it gives up very little. However, the palate is another story. Heavy notes of berry compote, coffee and maple syrup are supported by bold, drying tannins. Subtle power, expressed with poise and grace. Finishes sweet. Very well done. — 18 days ago

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It’s comparable, @Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum. Try a bottle. We were very impressed.
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Very good producer and still for many under the radar. Cheers!🍷👍
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Your right. Up until that point yesterday, @David T, I hadn’t done my research. Now, it’s pencils down. @Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum, I paid nowhere near the price point of the wines that you referenced, but its quality level sits comfortably in that genre. JD lavished 98 pts on it. It was served too warm last night, hence our score. One for the cellar for sure.