Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast

Folded Hills

Santa Ynez Valley Grant Grenache Syrah 2017

This is a very nice Grenache from Santa Ynez Valley, California.

Easy drinking and fruit forward. Drinks very much like a new world Pinot Noir.

Showing red and blue fruits with spices, peppercorn, leather, earth, light vegetables, tobacco and dark coffee.

Medium bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Nice nose, spicy and tangy. A good quality wine and very easy drinking.

I gave it a slight chill, and had it by the pool with some cheeses.

13.6% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$38.
— 4 days ago

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Jonata Winery

El Desafio de Jonata Santa Ynez Valley Red Blend 2015

Mike R
9.3

Don’t get old but if you have to as your annual birthday dictates try to celebrate with good wine - I love Jonata and this is ready to be popped and enjoyed — 9 days ago

Mike, Eric and 55 others liked this

Stolpman Vineyards

"Love You Bunches" Carbonic Sangiovese 2019

Red with a rosé backbone. I first enjoyed this wine 3 years ago. I still love this wine! Sangiovese is tannic and acidic LYB is a perfect balance. Stop what you are doing and open a bottle and enjoy. Do not think, just drink. Pairs well with salmon, basil and family. — 3 days ago

Jonata Winery

Flor Ballard Canyon Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2016

Is there a better American Sauvignon Blanc/ white Bordeaux blend out there? Same notes as roughly a year ago apply. Intense nose, bright acidic finish. What’s not to love. — 2 days ago

Josh, Bob and 9 others liked this
Jay Kline

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Jonata makes awesome wine, so maybe not. But if you haven’t tried Quivira’s Alder Grove Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon you should. They’re located in Dry Creek down the road from Rafanelli; 100% Biodynamic.
Shay A

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One of the Jonata wines I have not had. I know my buddy @Mike R is a big fan of this stuff as well.
Mike R

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Flor is delicious @Shay A

Beckmen Vineyards

Cuvée Le Bec Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Blend 2017

John Howard
9.3

@Antonio Galloni totally agree. Value for days. Best vintage of this yet. — 5 days ago

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Sandhi Vintners

Annika Coteaux de Clair Rose 2019

Quite a serious and delicious rosé. I would take this as my rosé forever if given the choice. Raj modeled this on a favorite Rhône rosé and made it with great care. Grapes were harvested and pressed gently, same day. Neutral barrels were used. Fermentation was at ambient temps with no additions, including SO2. This is serious, delicious juice. Wish I had another bottle for aging. — 18 days ago

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Kings Carey Wines

Santa Ynez Valley Rosé of Grenache 2019

Favorite Rosé of 2019 so far! Right amount amount fruit, acid, texture and chug ability. Buy two, if not more. They drink to easy. — a day ago

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Stolpman Vineyards

Angeli Syrah 2012

Needs two hour decant, fruit is great, terrior make me yearn for a trip to Los Olivos. Barrel influence still a bit strong (menthol notes from char) but works out nicely. Fruit is in the blueberry and plum spectrum. Some sediment is noticeable on bottle and on palette (nice texture), color and body has thinned a bit, In its peak, and guess a 3 year window before fruit begins its decent into the abyss (que: Slayer 🤘 haha). — 15 days ago

Daniel, Josh and 15 others liked this
Jason Brater

Jason Brater

Love the stolpman stuff!

McPrice Myers

Larner Vineyard Syrah 2016

2016 Vintage. 14.8% Alcohol. Amazing wine. Great fruit with tobacco, violets, graphite and iron. Long finish. Loved it. — 9 days ago

Mike, Shay and 5 others liked this

Andrew Murray

Curtis Vineyard Grenache 2018

With a great start of earth and strawberry with really good structure. I hope I am patient enough to keep a couple bottles to try in 5 years. Otherwise I’ll have to peg Andrew for a bottle (BTW a great guy). — 19 days ago

Tom, Adam and 5 others liked this