Santa Rita

Stringer Cellars

John Sebastiano Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

This is a delicious Chardonnay from Santa Rita Hills in California. Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel. Well-balanced with lots of fruits and oak notes.

Full bodied, buttery and bold, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, limes, yellow apples, oak, vanilla, spices, herbs and minerals.

Nice finish with spices and almonds.

Better when not very cold, that's when the complexity comes out. Not too oaky even for me.

I had this vintage a year ago, and it is drinking much nicer now.

A good wine to have all by itself, and a good sipping wine. Delicious.

I paired it with cheeses and olives.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$35.
— 2 hours ago

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Melville

Block M Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2012

Great Santa Rita Hills Pinot! Bravo Melville. Never cared much for their wines, guess I needed to wait longer. — 7 days ago

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F2 Wines

TBO Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

F2 Wines TBO Cabernet Sauvignon Great Oaks Vineyard Los Olivos District 2016, California

Supporting small wineries today.

It's time to get my
#FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice Cabernet from California.

Dark ruby in color with a brick/ reddish rim.

Interesting nose with overwhelming spices like thyme, eucalyptus, tarragon, cinnamon, light wood, licorice, earth, light vegetables, blue and black fruits, black pepper, light alcohol, pencil lead and mint. So interesting.

Full-bodied, bold and smooth, with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, strawberries, light oak, spices, earth, dark coffee, wet leaves, vegetables, vinaigrette, tobacco, dried herbs and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and pomegranates.

This is a very unique wine from Los Olivos District in California. Showing unique flavors that I have not encountered in a California Cabernet, yet very interesting.

This Single Vineyard Cabernet is showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel, and really unique. I don't remember the last time I was stomped with a California Cabernet Sauvignon.

Good by itself or with food, and needs time to open up properly. I gave it 3 hours.

I paired it with cheeses, nuts and olives. Very tasty.

A blend of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon with some (less than 10%) Cabernet Franc. Aged for 30 months in 25% New French oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$55.
— 7 days ago

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Martijn

Martijn

Nice glass too! Zalto?

Santa Rita

Estate Bottled Casa Real Alto Santa Rita Old Vines Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Stage 2 lockdown and use house party chat. Nose quite good with some typical chilean spice, violet and green herbs and tobacco. Still have some tannin which indicate it can be kept for maybe couple of year. Mineral, crushed rocks — 8 days ago

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Zotovich Family

Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2015

medium ruby violet; dried cherries, pomegranate, damp earth, sage; tart red fruit, bit of spice; medium body, medium acidity, gentle tannins, 13.6% ABV; their flagship Pinot Noir, 4 different clones from estate vineyard planted in sand soils in Santa Rita Hills; $42 — 3 days ago

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Sea Smoke

Southing California Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2013

2013 was the first year that Sea Smoke started practicing biodynamics in the vineyard. Previous years were already farmed organically. At the age of 7, this still comes across as a baby. Dark violet in the glass, this was pretty tightly coiled but after 30min of air, it started to reveal itself. Predominately red fruited with bruised strawberries and some flowers and spices, this was pretty tannic. In fact, the tannins seemed to build with more air; never to the point of being overbearing but pretty stiff nevertheless. Good acid. Nice finish. A polished wine that I ended up enjoying more than I thought I would. Years to go on these. — 2 days ago

Daniel, Iwan and 7 others liked this

Lincourt

Courtney's Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2018

Stainless steal smooth and balanced Chardonnay from Santa Barbara County. Hints of floral and citrus pear. Food friendly. — 7 days ago

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Sanford

Estate Bottled Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2016

2016. Red currant, orange peel, lemon, flowers. — 6 days ago

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Sarah Noh

Sarah Noh

Ooh this looks tasty

Lincourt

Steel Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2018

Best stainless Chard, cant beat Santa Rita Hills fruit. — 8 days ago

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Bolt to Wines

Ballard Canyon Grenache 2014

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Strong nose of blueberries, black currants, plums, oak, licorice, earth, spices, peppercorn, leather, tobacco, barnyard and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, vegetables, tobacco, wood, wet leaves, herbs, black pepper, spices and dark coffee.

This is a very nice Grenache from Ballard Canyon in California. This 6 years old is drinking very nicely now.

Needs 2 hours to open up properly. Way different than right out of the bottle, although very drinkable, but it's worth the wait. Showing a smooth mouthfeel with nice complexity. Very interesting and tasty.

Good by itself and good with food. I paired it with a double cream Brie cheese with truffles that was ripened in Riesling wine.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$35.
— 2 days ago

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