Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast

Paul Lato

"Suerte" Solomon Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

This was also relatively open but more complex than the Zotovich. It was my favorite Pinot of the evening. We also had the 2017 Pisoni but I failed to get a pic. The Pisoni was more complex like the Drum Canyon but I feel it will be better in the long run.
Paul Lato was in town and I had the chance to spend some time with him and taste through several of his new releases. His wines are great across the board.
— 14 days ago

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Jonata Winery

Todos Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Shay A
9.3

This is just a killer Syrah blend. It’s really good as a pop and pour, but explodes with even just 30mins of air. It’s ripe, savory, juicy and smoky all at once. Fresh squeezed blackberries, raspberry pie, cherry pipe tobacco and grilled plum dominate the nose. Not as heavy or dense as expected on the palate, showing a bit of lift with some bacon fat, graphite, and even some more delicate notes of potpourri. At around $50/bottle, this is drinking above that price point right now. — 5 days ago

Paul, Bob and 32 others liked this
Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Give these Jonata 10 years & you’ll be amazed
Shay A

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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum : Wow, @David T has finally gotten through to you 😂. Love their CabFranc wine, so I need to find some older ones.

Lumen

Sierra Madre Vineyard Pinot Gris

Stone fruit, bright acidity. Favorite white wine from Santa Barbara county. Refreshing. — 2 months ago

Paul Lato

The Contender Drum Canyon Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

The 2017 Drum Canyon is now called “C’est la Vie”. This was the least open of the Pinots.
Paul Lato was in town and I had the chance to spend some time with him and taste through several of his new releases. His wines are great across the board.
— 14 days ago

Shay, David and 2 others liked this

Deovlet

Zotovich Family Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

You’d be forgiven if you thought this was a very good Chablis. Great QPR. Intense Lemmon citrus, toast, oyster shell. A nice find at Wine Impressions. — 3 days ago

Chanin

Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

A Chardonnay for everyone ! Creamy, buttery flavor with surprising and gorgeous acidity! From one of the best vineyards in the area. — a month ago

Solomon Hills

Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay 2016

Organically farmed. Clean and pure. Burst of citrus and yummy acid. Low alcohol. 100% Malolactic Fermentation. — 21 days ago

David, Laura and 1 other liked this

Paul Lato

"Le Souvenir" Sierra Madre Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

This one had a little more age on it and was drinking great.
Paul Lato was in town and I had the chance to spend some time with him and taste through several of his new releases. His wines are great across the board.
— 14 days ago

Shay, David and 1 other liked this

Zaca Mesa

Mesa Reserve Santa Ynez Valley Syrah 2012

The 2012 ‘Zaca Reserve’ Syrah is a terrific showing at now seven years of age. Deeply hued, the aromatic range is very good from bacon fat to Umami to shades of white pepper that mingle with red and dark fruits on the nose. There is a marvelous salinity to this viscous Syrah as the wine unveils dense red and dark fruit flavors with blood orange and smoky accents. Peaking now, enjoy this beautiful wine over the next five to seven years. Drink 2019-2024- 91 — a day ago

Clive, David and 7 others liked this

Foxen

Riverbench Vineyard Old Vines Pinot Noir 2015

Strawberry, cherry, cola, little vanilla, rhubarb and nice acid. I like the restraint on the alcohol (around 12.9). — 11 days ago

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