Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast

Lieu Dit

Santa Ynez Valley Chenin Blanc

Oh this is a California plus plus. Like the ripeness and go get them TIGER-ness of this says California. BUT with a touch of dahhhhhling I do not give an f this is what I want...which is to say this is new world vibrancy with old world attitude. Acid high, fruit ripe (melon apple tropical) and so on. Also just...stellar I need to taste more Lieu Dit — 21 hours ago

Serge, Severn and 7 others liked this

Foxen

7200 Range 30 West Red Blend 2014

Velvety smooth and silkily spicy. Nice body without being overwhelming. Cranberries baked on volcanic rock! — 9 days ago

Paul, Shay and 4 others liked this

Love & Terroir

Jurassic Park Vineyard Old Vines Chenin Blanc 2017

R Bl
8.9

Terrific varietal flavor, well balanced, delicious by itself or as a food wine. A bit more concentration and it would be at least 9.0. — 11 hours ago

Waylan Wine Co.

Baie Dankie Santa Ynez Valley White Blend 2017

Citrus notes with nice acidity and very balanced. Lingering finish. — an hour ago

Au Bon Climat

Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Planted in 1971, the fruit was selected from the oldest section of Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Aromas of berry fruit with subtle floral and spice, aged for 22 months in new French oak. On the palate raspberry and cherry fruit flavors, a bit crisp with light oak tones. Firm tannins, a bit tight, lingering, ending with mineral notes. Very nice, but needs a bit more time. — 17 days ago

Alex, Dawn and 7 others liked this

Jonata Winery

La Sangre de Jonata Ballard Canyon Syrah 2015

Mike R
9.4

Wine nerd herd and Friday afternoon in Iowa — a day ago

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Mike, David and 37 others liked this
Billy L.

Billy L.

@Mike R -Vintage looks like 2015 = Jeb 💯 just sayin’
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Yep @Billy L. Thanks and it was so good

Beckmen Vineyards

Estate Santa Ynez Valley Grenache 2017

Cherry, raspberry, cranberry, vanilla and hints of oak. Good structure and soft tannins. — 6 days ago

Paul liked this

Arcadian

Hommage a Max Syrah 2005

Shay A
9.2

Fun afternoon at Classic with great company. Glad you could join us Bryan.

Brett with bandaid upfront on the nose. Very underripe fruit. Tart. Barnyard. Herbal with little to zero savory notes. Some iron too. Tobacco wrapped licorice. Still some great acidity. Not getting any better, so drink up.
— 16 days ago

Dan FitzgeraldMark FlesherBryan Kesting
with Dan, Mark and 1 other
Bryan, P and 25 others liked this

Stolpman Vineyards

"Love You Bunches" Carbonic Sangiovese 2016

Smacks!!!

This is some different and fun stuff. So tasty. So unique.

Bright red tone, ruby red. Cherries and raspberries. Light effervescence. Saw a review on here that said pop rocks. Nailed it.
— 14 days ago

Jillian Varner
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Ely and David liked this

Au Bon Climat

Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

This is the first Pinot produced from this Kendall Jackson vineyard named after Jess Jackson’s daughter, Julia. A fruit forward wine with tons of fruit aromas, herb and oak notes, aged for 12 months in French oak, 25% new, making this wine fresh and vibrant good for drinking now, and some short-term aging. The 2016 was a good year with an early harvest with perfectly ripe fruit. On the palate, strawberry and cherry flavors with baking spice and gentle oak. Fine tannins, lingering ending with fruit and subtle spice character. Tasting Sample! — 13 days ago

Shay, Julia and 2 others liked this