Santa Margherita

Santa Margherita

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2017

Nick B
9.0

My 2nd favorite Chianti Classico of all time! Like others have said, very rich or velvety with those wonderful Sangiovese grapes. I just LOVE the Sangiovese region! — 2 days ago

Miura Vineyards

Syrah Antiqv2s Pisoni 2005

This only needs 15 years.... well done. Hat trick in this bottle! To use a hockey term... This is Sidney Crosby in a bottle..... — a day ago

Paul, Tom and 16 others liked this

Roar

Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Jake gives this a 9.4
A little funk on open that blows off revealing layers of extracted fruit and a full throttle mid-palette.
— 8 days ago

Sharon, Romain and 22 others liked this

Ceritas

Trout Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Alder Yarrow
9.5

You’ll hear wine geeks throw around the word “nervosity” from time to time, and this is a perfect example of a wine that displays that thrumming electrical current of acidity and sappy piney lemony zip that earns the adjective. Gorgeous wet pavement welded to neon lemon pith and pink grapefruit all dusted with fleur de sel. Utterly mouthwatering and delicious. This is the remains of a sample bottle that I’ve been nursing for a few days since tasting it and it continues to be fantastically fresh and demonstrative of a long life ahead of it - provided you have the willpower to wait that long. — 10 days ago

Shay, Romain and 17 others liked this

Herman Story

White Hawk Vineyard Syrah 2013

2013 Herman Story Syrah White Hawk
Dark purple in color. Medium + bodied.
What a nose -comes off prosciutto,lavender, spice black jam.
Screaming blackberries, ground pepper, gaminess. Silky tannins, light acidity & a great finish. What’s not to love.
Very close to a PNP...let it open up in your glass for a short bit of time.
Wouldn’t wait more than a few years to drink these up. IMHO
— 2 hours ago

David, Bob and 16 others liked this
Eric Urbani

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@David L Russ is the best - try it in mag if you get the chance some time

Ken Brown

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2015

pale garnet, tawny rim; black cherry, plum, leather, tea, composting leaves; tart cherry and pomegranate; medium body, light tannins, medium+ acidity, 14.2% ABV; despite Santa Barbara County appellation fruit is all from Santa Rita Hills vineyards including 44% Ranco La Viña, 30% Rio Vista, 13% Zotovich, 7% Radian, and 6% Buona Terra, aged 10 months in 30% new French oak; very nice entry level California Pinot at $35 from the OG of Central Coast Pinot — 15 days ago

Lyle, Bob and 3 others liked this

Pali Wine Co.

Huntington Pinot Noir 2017

Brighter more vibrant fruit than the prior year. Fuller strawberry and raspberry notes with strong oaky yet not overpowering structure. — 12 days ago

Daniel P., Paul and 3 others liked this

Pisoni Vineyards

Estate Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2013

Pisoni Estate Pinot has become something of a tradition at our house for Thanksgiving...and as usual, it did not disappoint. Not sure it was quite as good as the sourdough stuffing Vanessa made to accompany dinner...but it was close! — 8 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Shay, Ira and 9 others liked this

Cesare Bussolo

Santa Lucia Barbera d'Alba 2017

Lyle Fass
9.3

Outrageous Barbera. Violets and intense minerality. Black plum. Raspberry. So so floral. Wow minerals. Exuberant. So elegant and juicy. Concentrated but never heavy. Weight of a feather and so juicy with intense mineral backbone. Really has a wonderful structure and depth and bathes the palate with minerals. Complex. Give this 3-4 years. — 9 days ago

Severn, Rob and 3 others liked this

Sextant Wines

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2018

The best sextant vintage of Pinot yet! Vibrant bright cherry, lively wine that evolves in the glass. Perfect thanksgiving wine, which is why I paired it with the delicate pork tenderloin tonight. Has enough racy acid to challenge the vinaigrette accompanying the couscous salad. Lovely! ‘Tis the season! — 16 days ago

Neil, Paul and 6 others liked this