Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast

Paul Lato

Duende Gold Coast Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Absolutely terrific pinot from Paul Lato (a redundant statement, I realize!). Beautiful nose of candied strawberries, maybe a hint of nutmeg. Perfectly balanced palate - really impressive, actually, suggesting to me this is the absolute perfect time to drink this wine. Elegant, silky finish. Just great. — 13 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Shay, Paul and 13 others liked this

Presqu'ile Winery

Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay

We drank this so quickly that it is hard to remember the details aside from it being realllly good. Refreshing and restrained, much more chalk than fruit. Perceptible lees contact and medium to medium plus acid — 6 hours ago

Patrick McKee
with Patrick

Riverbench Vineyard & Winery

Reserve Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Classic riverbench flavor profile! Cassis, herbs d’ Provence, chocolate cover cherries! — 2 days ago

Natasha Bray
with Natasha
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Au Bon Climat

Harmony Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Chardonnay 2001

This is a magnum of Jim Clendenen’s 2001 Harmony estate-bottled Chardonnay, “Nuits-Blanches Au Bouge” from the Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara County. Bien Nacido and Le Bon Climat vineyards. If you aren’t familiar with Jim or his Au Bon Climat and Clendenen Family labels, you are in for a treat. — 12 days ago

Eric, Ray and 38 others liked this

Flying Goat Cellars

Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Darkish red fruits, maybe just a touch sappy. Age showing well. Smooth as a baby’s butt. Luxurious after a couple hours damn. - - - Rap karaoke scene in the background. — 14 days ago

Josh, Jenks and 1 other liked this

Qupé

Bien Nacido Vineyard Hillside Estate Roussanne 2006

R Bl
9.2

Beautiful mellow caramelized stone fruit with lots of mineral goodness. Another confirmation that Roussanne deserves long cellaring! At 14 years old it’s SO good. — 6 days ago

Presqu'ile Winery

Presqu'ile Vineyard Syrah 2015

My perfect Syrah - multi dimensional dark fruit flavors that highlight the best qualities of this grape balanced with the perfect amount of oak. Incredibly light mouthfeel, making it easy to enjoy on its own or with food — 13 days ago

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Clendenen Family Vineyards

The Pip Young Vines Le Bon Climat Chardonnay 2015

Pip was a border collie at the winery and an entire line-up of wines was named after her. Important attributes of “Pip” wines are a shorter barrel age with less new wood using fruit from younger vines. These wines are drinkable upon release. Medium straw color, delicate aromas of stone and tropical fruits. On the palate subtle fruit flavors of apple and pear, with a mineral character. Medium finish enjoyable, good value! Tasting Sample! — 18 days ago

Shay, Alex and 1 other liked this

Lieu Dit

Santa Maria Valley Gamay 2016

Great fruit and I served it chilled. — 15 hours ago

Eric, Shay and 24 others liked this

Presqu'ile Winery

Santa Maria Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Passion fruit, flint, jalapeño, citrus and nice acid. Clean and still holding on to plenty of fruit. — 3 days ago

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Timothy Lynch

Timothy Lynch

Now that’s a great food magazine shot if ever.