Viña Maria

Presqu'ile Winery

Presqu'ile Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Un Chardonnay Californien de la vallée de Santa Maria 2016 qui ne fait pas trop “Américain super boisé” justement, rien de super complexe mais assez frais, une acidité moyenne sans que ce ne soit trop riche ou trop lourd. 89-90

A nice Chardonnay 2016 from Presqu’Ile winery in Santa Maria Ca, nothing complex but fresh and very enjoyable.
— 11 days ago

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Summerland

Proprietors Reserve Clonal Solomon Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Ming L
9.3

Limited production of 180 cases. Bottle 1326.
No notes. Just enjoy it with family. A lot to be thankful for.
Happy Thanksgivings!
— 13 days ago

Severn, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Cambria Estate Winery

Signature Collection Barbara's Clone 667 Pinot Noir

TasteFest 2021 weekend in NYC. Offerings of West Coast reds from CA and OR. — 15 days ago

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Presqu'ile Winery

Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

TasteFest 2021 weekend in NYC. Offerings of West Coast reds from CA and OR. — 15 days ago

Meredith HamblinCraig HamblinBeth Moore
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Torre de Coimbra

Bairrada Bical Blend

I swooped this random Portuguese white blend from my local when I needed something light to pair with a seafood paella I was making last night. This is a blend of three grapes I have very little experience with: Bical, Maria Gomes (Fernão Pires) and Cerceal. The wine pours a bright golden color with medium viscosity. One the nose, the wine is medium intensity with green apple, pear, star fruit, grass clippings, verbena and honeysuckle. On the palate, pears, green apple, minerals and beeswax. Medium+ acid. The finish is long and lip smacking. This was a really huge surprise and massively satisfying for under $20. Yet another reason why I should be drinking more Portuguese whites. — 10 days ago

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Paul Lato

Duende Gold Coast Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Shay A
9.4

A producer I’ve had a handful of times, and really find myself wondering why I’m not putting more focus/attention on Paul Lato wines.

Gorgeous translucent ruby color in the glass sporting 13.9ABV. I followed this out of the bottle over the course of a few hours and it showed well from pop all the way to the end. Profile here is restrained richness. I didn’t pick up any whole cluster/stem inclusion spice or greenness. Aromatically it is filled with cranberries, black raspberries, bright floral tones, and cracked peppercorns. Beautifully balanced on the palate with vibrant acidity. A back and forth between dark red spiced fruits and herbal/crunchy flair. Black tea and even some savory iron notes too. Still young and will improve, but this is already excellent.
— 23 days ago

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Deborah M

That’s a new one for me. Great review.
Jody Scharf

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Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A I feel these wines are consistently good. Nice note.

Rancho Real Vineyard

The Language of Yes Syrah "En Passerilage" 2020

A nice Syrah from Randall Grahm … I like it more than previous efforts at Bonny Doone. Blackberry. December 2021. — 5 days ago

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Foxen

Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Old Vines Chenin Blanc 2018

Definitely one of the better Chenin Blancs I've had. Balanced, not tart, or grassy, or overly fruity. Solid. One of my favorite whites in a long time! Z really liked it too. Took to Etts for Thanksgiving.
Got at Vendome. Not a cheap white at $26+ (can't remember exact $), but you get what you pay for.
— 11 days ago

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Scott Rose

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Props to Foxen for being one of the very very few CA wineries focusing on a wine/varietal that's not exactly paying the bills but is fantastic.

Foxen

Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Sparkling Chenin Blanc 2019

A sparkling from our beloved Foxen. An excellent kickoff to TasteFest 2021!!! — 15 days ago

Beth MooreChris GorgoneCraig Hamblin
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Foxen

Bien Nacido Vineyard Block 43 Pinot Noir 2018

2018 vintage. Some cooler, earthier flavors than I’ve ever gotten out of a Bien Nacido Vineyard pinot. That said, it is phenomenal. Just when you think you know a vineyard… — 20 days ago

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