Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast

Herman Story

Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah 2014

Kirk F
9.4

Found this bottle rearranging the cellar. Ridiculously good. Open for 30, no decant. Dense, chewy, voluptuous with a finish that never ends. — 2 days ago

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Presqu'ile Winery

Santa Maria Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Grapefruit gummy candy dust as before. Better the next day with some flinty minerality. — 15 days ago

Josh, Severn and 4 others liked this

Cambria Estate Winery

Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Plenty of fruit but heavy on the oak — 9 days ago

Ira, P and 14 others liked this

Au Bon Climat

Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Chardonnay 2014

Lovely Chardonnay showing peach, melon, dried apples, apricots, butterscotch, almonds, a hint of white flower mid palate and mild oak!

I look at Vintage Charts as a reference to be followed lightly (very lightly)and was excited to see that this wine was in the green or ready to drink and it is delicious!

Alcohol 13.5%. 👌
— a month ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Nice! Enjoy your weekend!🍷😁

Calera

Fortieth Anniversary Vintage Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Winemaker's Notes: "Our debut vintage of Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay truly embodies the cool coastal climate of the Santa Maria Valley. The nose offers enticing aromas of Meyer lemon, citrus zest, and subtle brioche notes. On the palate, vibrant citrus, layers of lemon and pear are rounded out by hazelnut. This delightfully poised Chardonnay has a lush viscous mouthfeel leading to a beautiful finish."
Right up my alley for $20.00.
— 14 days ago

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David L

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Nice
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Not meant to replace Aubert or Rivers Marie, it stays in its lane. Pop & pour everyday viscous Chardonnay with a great nose & color

The Ojai Vineyard

Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

We had the 2013 Vintage on 2/21-22/20. Bright red fruit on the bouquet. Tart cherry, strawberry and pomegranate on the palate. Bright and acidic. Good but not great. — 5 days ago

Deovlet

Zotovich Family Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Ringer! Double blind this was called as Sancerre or a Chenin! Quite the divergence! — 8 days ago

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Diatom

Q Katherine's Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay 2017

The cork right after opening smelled like honey, green apples, and pinnacle. The nose smelled of yeast and fermented pineapple immediately after opening, but now with some time more honey and less yeast with an almost marzipan-esque smell. The palate transfers through from the cork with riper pineapple, honey and a sweeter apple. The finish is a bit of dried apricot. Acidity rushes down the sides of the tongue. This is nice with my panko crusted chicken and roasted carrots. — 3 days ago

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Black Sheep Finds

Holus Bolus Presqu'ile Vineyard Syrah 2014

Black pepper, violet, olive, bacon, fruity on palate, 14 months used oak influence, med+ acid, med tannin/body/alcohol. Medium length, finishes sweet. Opaque purple. 25% whole cluster. — 6 days ago

Stolpman Vineyards

"Love You Bunches" Carbonic Sangiovese 2019

Cannot stop drinking. I think I first tasted this 2016 or 17 and year after year it is my darling. About to heat some pizza to go with. Egads LOVE this carbonic Sangiovese. I want to share it with the world:just the whiffs of kirsch and bubble gum and light and SO perfect with a slight chill and I’m about to see how it goes with a pizza pie. Some LA nights are more fun than others. — 5 days ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Spent many nights in Van Nuys... LA nights are hit or miss. Pizza and good red wine- I can agree! 🍷
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I agree about LA being hit or miss, living in the OC there are nights I can smell LA & other nights it dissipates.
Ellen Clifford

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@Neil Valenzuela @Paul T- Huntington Beach Hmmm, I said some nights are better than others—I didn’t mean to imply there are a lot of bad ones! I happen to love it here. I don’t know if I’d feel that way if I lived in Van Nuys though. I’m by downtown and adore it. But at least we can all agree on pizza and red wine! 🍕🍷❤️