Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast

Paul Lato

Cinematique Larner Vineyard Syrah 2012

Dark fruit, smoke, spice and licorice. Very balanced and long finish — 10 days ago

Shay, Rob and 5 others liked this

Railsback Freres Winery

Santa Ynez Valley Red Blend 2016

Even if you never knew you could love a raisin, you’ll love this raisin. It’s smoky, sophisticated and an extremely good kisser. Don’t let this one get away. — 5 days ago

Tanya Smith
with Tanya

Belle Glos

Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Another vintage of this and still full bodied with distinct Pinot flavours but backed up by sweet fruit and spice. Looks more like Cabernet in the glass, very nice. May not suit the California Pinot purists but I could see this being a good banker for a Christmas or thanksgiving lunch. — 12 days ago

David, Daniel and 10 others liked this

Habit Wine Company

Red Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Franc Blend

Ki Punwar

A little tannic & green but that’s the Cab Franc talkin’. Really better with food. Very enjoyable — 14 days ago

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Jonata Winery

Flor Ballard Canyon Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2016

I have always contributed Jonata’s Flor with being the white wine that really got me into white wine. I love a Bordeaux Blanc Style blend and this wine hits all of the marks for me. The smell of Peaches, lychee, honeysuckle hit the nose at 100mph. On the palate there are heavy notes of passion fruit purée, mangos, and citrus. This is a richer white wine than what I usually drink, but the medium level of acid really rounds it out. It also never hurts when the liquor store you buy from is trying to move inventory and sells you a case for $20 a bottle... — 23 days ago

Ira, David and 6 others liked this
Shay A

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That’s a nice price.

Saarloos & Sons

Equality Estate Grown El Camino Real Sauvignon Blanc 2018

This has a nice fresh nose of honeydew, tarragon and like a florist shops cooler (but not overly floral) if you know what I mean. To me there was hints of green pepper, dates and lemongrass that came out as you drank it. This went really well with some clams we had tonight. It also would be outstanding alone as well. Overall this is an outstanding glass of wine. — 25 days ago

P, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Refugio Ranch

Santa Ynez Valley Roussanne 2016

This is REALLY good. A tad bit on the sweeter side, but complex and creamy. Just delicious! — 13 days ago

Clos Pepe Estate

Axis Mundi Windmill Vineyards Grenache Syrah 2014

The last one I have & I’m cracking it because I can. Thanks to Wes & Andrew for everything Clos Pepe & Axis Mundi. — 17 days ago

Wes Hagen
with Wes
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Mike Mayer

Mike Mayer

Amen on the comments about Wes and Andrew!
Wes Hagen

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Thanks for the love, I do miss making that wine and I only have like 3 bottles left.

Whitcraft Winery

Pence Ranch Chardonnay 2015

Jeremy Shanker

Richer style than expected but great nonetheless. Stone fruit for days — 19 days ago

Ryan, E and 3 others liked this

Brave & Maiden Estate

Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Tried this at a recent tour and tasting last weekend. Still very young vintage but already very tasty and structured tannins. Bold black fruit with all spice, vanilla, and peppery notes. — 16 days ago