Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast

The Ojai Vineyard

Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Syrah 2009

Deep, dark, tannic, brooding... at first. After a long decant the tannins smooth out and the fruit expands. The nose fills the room. — 7 days ago

Shay, Matt and 15 others liked this

Royal Prince

Royal Prince Pinot Noir 2014

Pleasant pinot from the Santa Maria Valley; more acidic than other pinots from the same region; raspberry, dark cherry, and a slight hint of smoke; medium body with a short finish. — 2 days ago

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Clendenen Family Vineyards

Reserva Punta Exclamitiva Nebbiolo 1998

1998 vintage drank June 2019. Easily could’ve been warmer vintage Barbaresco if I didn’t know better. Delicious juice!! — 9 days ago

Lieu Dit

Santa Maria Valley Melon de Bourgogne 2017

Shucking blue point oysters, drinking old vine Bien Nacido Melon (muscadet). Pretty hard to beat... bright crisp green apples, grapefruit, sea shell. — 9 days ago

Shay, David and 9 others liked this

Bonny Doon Vineyard

Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah

Soft notes of mocha and light coffee roast with gentle dusty tannins an earthy core and light red fruit mingling with smoked meat. The finish is peppery but elegant — 9 days ago

The Ojai Vineyard

Solomon Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

I wished I would have consumed this a couple years earlier. Still very tasty. — 21 hours ago

Shay and David liked this

Stolpman Vineyards

Hilltops Estate Grown Santa Ynez Valley Syrah 2004

Started out carmelized like an old port. With 15.2% alc, perhaps this is not surprising. After a breather it all came together and was a beautiful mature Syrah which would give any Northern Rhone a run for the money. — 12 days ago

Jason, Matt and 17 others liked this

Presqu'ile Winery

Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Tastes great as the location and surrounding scenery. — 5 days ago

Bill, Jonathan and 1 other liked this

Liquid Farm

La Hermana Chardonnay 2016

Crisp and polished, medium weight and energetic jonagold apple and flint. — 15 days ago

Bill, Severn and 34 others liked this
Joe Davant

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I like their Hermana. Nice stuff.
Tony Bubbles

Tony Bubbles

Love their wines
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@Bill Bender Such a superb lineup of wines 👌🍷


Block UU-Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Ron R

Good presentation. Nice texture and mouthfeel., generous dose of oak. Layers of almonds and honeysuckle. Finishes moderately sweet. — 22 days ago

Mark, David and 44 others liked this
Rodney Rosser

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Love this vineyard - on my list @shagbarkrva
Ron R

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@Rodney Rosser, this was really enjoyable.