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
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
Stone fruit, bright acidity. Favorite white wine from Santa Barbara county. Refreshing. — 2 months ago
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
A Chardonnay for everyone ! Creamy, buttery flavor with surprising and gorgeous acidity! From one of the best vineyards in the area. — a month ago
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