Central Coast, California

Bishop's Peak

Pinot Noir 2020

Delectable Wine
9.1

This 2020 Pinot Noir opens with zesty raspberry, blood orange and rose aromas, along with hints of cola and baking spices. Juicy, seamless and energetic in style, it offers sweet red berry and floral pastille flavors. Fine-grained tannins shape the finish, with spice-driven persistence. $24.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, May 2022) — 14 hours ago

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Denner Vineyards

The Dirt Worshipper Central Coast Syrah Blend 2013

Beautiful Syrah. Very balanced. Subtle tannins. Gracefully aged. Complex. — 14 days ago

Brent, Martijn and 1 other liked this

Daou Vineyards

Soul Of A Lion Adelaida District Red Blend 2019

The wine is very dark, so inky that light does not pass through it. The nose is fresh, riddled with black and blue berries, clove, cinnamon and cedar. On the palate, the rich fruit is out front with a savory backbeat trailing behind. The tannins are firm, while the finish is long and extremely tasty. — 10 days ago

Vanessa, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

Tercero

The Outlier Santa Barbara County White Blend 2020

(Ignore label, this is a 2021). Foot stomped and on skins overnight - nice texture. Some of the last gewurztraminer in CA. Cold fermented in stainless. Honeysuckle. ABV 13%. Would be great with Thai or Indian food. — 2 days ago

Eric, Diane and 12 others liked this

Sine Qua Non

Le Supplément Syrah 2013

On my list of favorite Syrahs! A beautiful dark magenta color. Blackberry tart cherry, floral aromas jump from the glass with secondary notes of pencil lead and sandalwood and hints of bacon fat and milk chocolate floating. Taste - a smooth creamy and richly structured wine. Blueberry and cherry fruits still dominate with pepper, crushed rock and tar following. The finish is long with lingering notes of bitter chocolate and espresso and a touch of heat on the end but overall flavors are well integrated. Should open up even more throughput the evening. Luv the label. — 14 days ago

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Chillable Red 2021

this wine was recommended as a chill red perfect for sipping on a hot day. it’s bright, light, easy to drink with notes of berry. we had it with korean chicken. i like the coolness of the wine against the spice of the dish. — 5 days ago

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Etude

Lyric Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2019

ESF
9.3

Bravo Etude, Bravo!
Outstanding execution here, textbook CA PN w/out being overdone or over extracted: just a gorgeous nose of beautifully ripe cherry, strawberry & red plum, generous warm baking spices, smoky tea, vanilla and more. Intoxicating nose mirrored on palate. Med bodied but so generous it drinks bigger. Smooth suave, freshness abounds, seamless through finish. Only minor point is length of finish gives this away as entry level, but for the price: buy a case.
— 11 days ago

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Bonny Doon Vineyard

Le Cigare Orange 2020

Orange, excellent clarity. Pepper note in nose. Not much flavor initially, just a hint of sweetness, finish of tangerine peel and white pepper. Rounded mouthfeel with some mild skin astringency, no surprise for an orange or extended skin contact wine. After a couple of hours, I coaxed some peach flavor out of it; might need some air, more likely I overchilled it. Reasonably priced, decent value. 80/10/10 blend of Grenache Blanc, Grenache and Orange Muscat. Beware of strange dirigibles in your vineyard while you are at it… (check the fine print on their label) — 4 days ago

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Excellent orange color. Cheers!🍊
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Not so alien contact, I suspect

Williams Selyem

San Benito County Pinot Noir 2015

Williams Selyem Central Coast Pinot Noir 2015: Medium-light bodied. Well balanced. Red fruit dominate followed by blueberry, spice, oak & earth. For me, first time trying & enjoying their Central Coast Pinot. Not the most complex but absolutely delicious, delightful and easy to drink! Enjoy the nice weather & happy Sunday to all! Cheers🍷 — 5 days ago

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Big Basin Vineyards

Coastview Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

N: lots of rhubarb and faint cinnamon, some bark, woodland, some strawberries.
P: Reddish/Brown on the palate, very….cedar. Nice acidity, but very gentle. Almost funky, you want some more funk, but nooo. Red fruits down the middle, lovely mouthfeel. @ wtso bargain. You feel good about it, but it’s not gonna rock your world.
Addendum: 2nd day, kept refrigerated w rubber stopper, definite tannic development and palate interest.
I bet w much air time, these might just deliver above their price pt.
— 11 days ago

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