Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast

Jonata Winery

Todos Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

A blend of 47% Syrah, 28% Cab Sauv and adding Cab Franc, Sangiovese, Viognier, Petit Verdot & Metlot. Deep Ruby with complex aromas of dark fruit, spice, almonds and wet earth. On the palate blackberry, currant and raspberry flavors, soft tannins on a long finish ending with leather, pepper and oak tones. Very Nice, a beauty. — 8 days ago

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Foxen

Williamson-Doré Vineyard Syrah 2015

Expressive nose of pepper, tar, mint, and concentrated dark fruits. Rich without being overextracted, and balanced between savory and fruity. Medium plus body with great structure. — 10 days ago

Lo-Fi

Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Franc 2013

Beautiful color, great acidity, taste like bright cherry, raspberry, fruit tart and delish — 2 days ago

Jonata Winery

El Alma de Jonata Ballard Canyon Cabernet Franc Blend 2015

I feel can franc is under appreciated. Truly enjoyable wine — 2 months ago

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Stolpman Vineyards

L'Avion Santa Ynez Valley Roussanne 2009

Honeysuckle, apricot, peach, with a very long creamy finish. Age did this bottle justice, but is at its peak in my opinion.... very enjoyable nonetheless. — 15 days ago

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Lutum

Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Shay A
9.2

Not had wine from this producer before, but I adore this vineyard, and at a close out price, I wanted to give it a try.

As expected for Bien Nacido, there was a savory note on the nose with some smoked meat and iron, wrapped around rhubarb tart and candied black cherries. On the palate, it was quite light and semi acidic, with hardly any finish. I’m assuming there was a small use of whole cluster here due to the spice and lifted profile, but aside from that, it was fairly easy going with potpourri, bing cherries, and some cedar.
— 10 days ago

Hugh, Arden and 39 others liked this
Scott Rose

Scott Rose

They make nice stuff. Hard to find.
Patrick Derdeyn

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It’s actually weightier than the la rinconada vineyard but not as much as the sanford and benedict. A nice showcase of vineyards in the lineup

Koehler

Grenache 2016

I love this 2016 Grenache. Very light and fruity with the most gorgeous ruby red color. Great value — 10 days ago

Qupé

The Good Nacido Bien Nacido Vineyard Block X Syrah

Great way to end the year! Dark dark color. Smells of dark fruits, wet pavement, leather. Tastes of blackberry, plum, dark cherry. Round tannins. This is good stuff and not necessary to hold on much longer. Drink up!! — 18 days ago

Eric, Raul and 4 others liked this

Jonata Winery

Flor Ballard Canyon Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2010

a loud amount of fruit and oak. rich. But these qualities are balanced to match perfectly making it a drinkable good time. smells like fresh French cooperage. it's a pretty woodsy perfume that usually I don't like in a drink. wouldn't be surprised if another 6-8years helped make it more integrated and mellowed (to my taste). I'm feeling it can last that wait. — 16 days ago

McPrice Myers

Larner Vineyard Syrah 2012

2012 Vintage. 15.2% Alcohol. Massive Syrah with violets, blueberries, iodine, and silky smooth. — 20 days ago

Shay, Kimberly and 6 others liked this