South Coast, California

Turtle Rock

G2 Vineyard Red Blend 2019

Some serious Juice from Paso,
Definitely not an Austin Hope fruit bomb 💣 thankfully. Buy it if you can find it. Give it 3-4 hours of air. This reminds me of Stanleys Syrah at TOP Winery
Jeb 💯 review as follows

Based on 92% Syrah, 6% Mourvèdre, and 2% Grenache that was brought up in 90% new oak, it offers an incredible, meaty, smoky, deep, and concentrated style as well pure black fruits, violets, and peppery aromas and flavors. With ultra-fine tannins, full-bodied richness, and that rare mix of power and elegance, Central Coast Syrah (or red wine, for that matter) doesn’t get any better. Give bottles 2-3 years, count yourself lucky, and enjoy over the following 10-12+ years.
— 5 days ago

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach i thinking of opening the 2016…. Any notes to help me?

Gaderian Wines

Invisible Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Gaderian Wines Invisible Vineyard Napa Valley Chardonnay 2019, California

Deep gold in color.

Strong nose of yellow apples, spices, oak, vanilla and lemons.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and fat legs.

Dry on the palate with citrus, apples, oak, vanilla, spices, overripe pears, bitter herbs and nuts.

Medium finish with lemons and almonds.

This is a very tasty Chardonnay from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel. Nicely balanced and fruit forward.

This Single Vineyard is still young and showing lots of oak and vanilla notes. Would be nice to revisit it in a year or two.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a horseradish Cheddar cheese and fresh berries.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 10 days ago

Daniel P., Diane and 13 others liked this

Second Chance Beer Co.

Tabula Rasa Porter

Tied with the AleSmith Speedway Stout as my fave SD County dark beer. 12oz (used to be 16oz…grrr) can. 6.2% ABV. Minor detail…4x GABF gold medal winner. 9.3 can. 9.4 draft. — a month ago

Ron, Ira and 4 others liked this

Malibu Rocky Oaks Winery

Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Vibrant acidity across and blueberry-cherry fruit driven palate with green leafy forests earth notes. — 7 days ago

Eric, Paul and 4 others liked this

AleSmith Brewing Company

No. 394 San Diego Pale Ale

9.2 in the 12oz can…9.3 in both the bottle and on tap. This beer,single-handedly, destroyed the entire pale ale competition in San Diego County. — 22 days ago

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Bonny Doon Vineyard

Cuvée R Rancho Solo Grenache 2014

Last bottle, notes pending...
See prior notes, we're pretty close, could go another 4-6Y IMO.

72H Update:
Nose has dried raspberries, dried lavender, bag of fresh black cherries, blackberry jam, crushed fresh rosemary and shaved dark chocolate. Palate has plum jam, ripe blackberries, cocoa powder, dried leather, rock dust and fine tannins. A great finale to this vintage from Randall Grahm, our last bottle.
— 5 days ago

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North Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Over 30 years ago, Tim Murphy, Dale Goode and Dave Ready founded their 3-family partnership in 1985 & launched the brand with two wines: estate grown Fumé Blanc and Chardonnay. Pale lemon with crisp aromas of citrus fruits, blend of 96% Sauvignon Blanc & 4% Semillon. On the palate flavors of crisp fruit apple, peach & melon. Medium finish, lively acidity ending with citrus character. Nice value. — 6 days ago

Dawn, Paul and 4 others liked this

Longshadow Ranch

Outlaw Red Gunslinger's Reserve Estate Red Blend

My favorite by far from Long Shadow. Beautiful floral scent upon opening the bottle. Just the right blend of sweet and dry. No after taste. — 12 days ago

Monte De Oro

Galway Vineyard Temecula Valley Muscat Canelli 2018

Light straw color. Sweet but with a crispness not common of muscat I’ve tasted. Nice but not a palate cleanser — 15 days ago


Indica Mendocino County Carignan


Snagged from my local Italian market. The sign said a must try. I was willing. I liked their PN. Chilled the wine in the fridge but could have taken it outside a tossed it into a pile of snow. Nice pizza wine. — 13 hours ago

with Jeni
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