Yolo County, Central Valley

Matthiasson

Tendu Yolo County Mataro 2018

This was everything I wanted: wonderfully balanced, delicious fruit, beautiful nose, great acidity, and the price is right! Should be on everyone's "go to" list. — 3 days ago

Storm Wines (USA)

Duvarita Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Usually available at Los Olivos Cafe this is from the 3rd Corner in Encinitas. Dirt and strawberry nose. Soft. Quite dark. 13.2%. 225 cases. I love the wines from the Storm brothers one is making wine in South Africa one is here in Santa Barbara. Dark deep cherry. Tea notes. Violets? Burgundian in style. Just beautiful and highly recommended. Available at Third Corner in Encinitas. — 5 days ago

Trixie, Mark and 6 others liked this

Sandlands

San Benito County Mataro 2015

Virile, yet tiny dancer light on the initial attack. Not rich, but a spreading carpet of complex, vibrating ripe black fruit with a healthy dose of black olive tapenade and balanced acidity. No noticeable oak and ready for the table NOW! Long soothing finish. Kudos Tegan! — 17 days ago

Shay, Dawn and 1 other liked this

Tensley

OGT Santa Barbara County Syrah 2016

Not as sweet as the 14 BMT,
Prefer the 16 Noir over this one.
Jeb 98, only bottled in Mag format. At $100.00 per mag not bad,
The other 2016 reviews on Delectable are not this OGT, those scores scared me at first then I noticed they were misidentified.
That being said I don’t see the full bodied pedal to the metal Jeb Describes. I’d buy the 16 Noir over & over again but wouldn’t buy this one again. I’m hoping its a 2nd day wine, putting it back until tomorrow,
Thank you, next?
Definitely a day 2 wine
— 15 days ago

Anna, Ryan and 23 others liked this

Berryessa Gap

Yolo County Zinfandel 2016

A fun jammy zin. Not much spice. — a month ago

Jason, David and 4 others liked this

Stolpman Vineyards

Para Maria de los Tecolotes Ballard Canyon Syrah

Definite pepper. Had with BBQ ribs but tasted even better on its own. Want to buy a bottle to drink alone and finish off the night. — 13 hours ago

Old Cannery Row

Raymond Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Bright yellow gold. Nose of baked quince and light butterscotch. Echoed on the full-bodied palate with a good backbone of medium plus acidity wrapped up inside. A rare bird in California Chardonnays in that it gives body, fruit, oak, and food-friendly freshness without overloading in any of them. I’m not always a fan of Wagner family works, but this under-the-radar Chardonnay is actually a good representation of the style. Good enough at regular price, but a steal when it’s on sale. Drink now through 2021. — 9 hours ago

Jonathan, Dawn and 1 other liked this

Le P'tit Paysan

Jack's Hill Monterey County Chardonnay 2016

Touch of butter and high acid. A downright delicious Chardonnay that’s also well balanced and layered. — 21 hours ago

Robert, Laura and 5 others liked this

Le P'tit Paysan

Le P'tit Pape San Benito County Grenache Mourvedre Syrah 2015

Red cherry spiced candy. Bold, it puts its foot down. Young, but it knows a thing. — 14 days ago

Sarah, Dawn and 11 others liked this
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Ely Cohn Cheers!! I've seen that wine somewhere ...cannot figure out where! 🙄
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

@Dawn E. It’s from Ian brand (winemaker) who is awesome. His take on cdp
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Ely Cohn Thanks! I will seek this out!