Warm Glow

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Campo Vulcano Soave Classico Garganega 2018

The wine has a yellow-gold glow in the glass and a mineral-laden nose, with zesty lemon, lime and orange aromas in addition to the smell of wet rocks, a nutty element and a faint florality. The palate follows suit, with salinity being the watchword. The finish is lengthy and dominated by a nutty apricot feel. Pair it with shellfish, other seafood or a mushroom risotto. — 6 days ago

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Quintessa

Illumination Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Today we visited the peaceful, tranquil vineyard and winery of @quintessawinery where years ago Augustin and Valeria Huneeus, of Chile 🇨🇱, set their sights on one of Rutherford’s gem properties, offering diverse soils, aspects, and four distinct microclimates all on the same property😍 🍇

Valeria, the viticulturist of the family, chose to farm this land organically and biodynamically. Quintessa more recently pursued and obtained formal certification. While the Huneeuses remain intimately involved, albeit to a lesser degree, the excellence of these wines and winemaking practices are carried forward under currrent winemaker Rebekah Wineburg. @postandvine

Here we have a flight that includes two Illumination white blends comprised of Sauvignon Blanc Musque, Sauvignon Blanc, and Semilllon varieties.

These blends are reminiscent of a Bordeaux Blanc from Pessac-Leognan region. These wines were fermented for various periods of time in a combination of concrete, stainless steel, acacia wood, and neutral oak vessels, lending dimension and complexity. These wines also underwent lees stirring, lending richness, weight, and creaminess. Just one year difference between these two wines and the result is noteworthy.

The 2018 is elegant, more restrained, and integrated, where as the 2019 is highly aromatic with florals 🌸 and tropical fruits such as melon, papaya, tart pineapple 🍍 . Both wines are approx 14% ABV and have bright acidity.

The name Illumination came from time spent in the vineyard, watching the sun illuminate the vines. The beautiful work on the label was inspired by the Book of Kells and stained glass, known to glow and shine with the luminescent sun. ☀️
— 11 days ago

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Vanessa

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@Bob Bath We love it here. We drove by the CIA, which brought back fun memories of attending your CMS Level 1 Course. I hope we can connect the next time we’re out here. Cheers!
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@Vanessa loving all your winery visits! Thanks for sharing!
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@Sharon B Thank you 🙏 Always happy to share☺️ Cheers!

Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Perfect for a warm spring afternoon. Refreshing and well balanced. Even better that I snagged this for $29! — a day ago

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Lindquist Family Wines

Paso Robles Mourvèdre 2018

This is the 2018 Lindquist family wine -Mourvèdre from “French Camp Vineyard” perfect warm climate vineyard for this Variety - nice berry fruit , spice , earth , soft tannins . (Seems to be some whole clusters fermentation) fun wine — 3 days ago

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Bob is one of the original Rhone Ranger - He is a legend in Santa Barbara County wines
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Sorry meant bob Lindquist
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Love seeing what Bob McDonald drinks too #bobmcdonald

Maître de Chai

Rorick Heritage Chardonnay 2019

👃 Lime zest, cold butter, distant vinyl, wet neutral oak; 👅 Lemon pith, warm yellow apple, warmed lemon. — 18 days ago

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Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2008

Wonderfully sublime. As always. It goes so quickly... pear apricot and warm — 18 days ago

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What vintage, Joe
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2008. Wanted to try one. First of that vintage.

Favia

Linea Coombsville Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Very enjoyable Sauvignon Blanc. Bright acidity and candied pineapple. It would be perfect for the warm summer days ahead. — 12 days ago

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Land of Saints

Santa Barbara County Grenach + Syrah Blend 2019

Light-bodied, very juicy fruit. A nice warm-weather red. — 22 days ago

Palacios Remondo

La Montesa Crianza Cariñena Blend

Soft milky warm Rioja. Percy likes too — 11 days ago

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