San Luis Obispo County, Central Coast

The Language of Yes

En Passerillage Grenache 2020

I tried my first bottle of this several months ago, and since then it’s really settled down and blossomed. Light color, but the nose pops with perfumey cherry and raspberry, along with subtle notes of moist earth, spice, and sandalwood. In the mouth, it’s got intense flavors in a floaty carriage, with deep red fruit and lots of savory notes. Long finish, with a teensy bit of tannin. Alcohol in check, and enough acidity to keep the intense fruit buoyed up. Superb. If you’re a Grenache hound like me, get some of this. — 7 days ago

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Sounds fantastic!


Spanish Springs Vineyard Pinot noir

Fruit and herbs. Complement with roasted pork. — a month ago

Bonny Doon Vineyard

Popelouchum Grenache Blanc Grenache Gris 2017

Crisp bright and dry with floral notes, a soft slightly viscous mouthfeel and a lingering finish. A true to Rhone stunner. — 21 days ago


Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2018

I have the Santa Barbara county Pinot, the app would not take my edit? Anyhow got a "tasting" bottle from our local San Luis Obispo Costco $20.00 a bottle. My wife and I liked it so much just bought a case, before they run out, beautiful rounded taste, nice fruit, well balanced full flavored but not heavy. — 7 months ago

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Wow. Very nice 👍 @Tom Brander 🍷

Scar of the Sea

Bassi Vineyard Pinot Gris Pinot Noir 2021

So light I almost forgot to taste it. Glad I did, beautiful wine. It’s such a nice combo or the Pinots and blended so well. Lavender and hibiscus with a bright red fruit nose. Strawberries are most pronounced though I’m enjoying blood orange and cranberry too. Really a great bottle that went too quickly. — 7 days ago

Jillian Varner
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Optio Vineyards

Paso Robles Petite Sirah

Optio Vineyards San Luis Obispo Grenache 2020, California

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Strong nose of blueberries, dried figs, raisins, oak, licorice, cooked cherries, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, light tobacco and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with stewed blueberries, cherries, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with round tannins.

This young Grenache is drinking very nicely already. Spicy and rich.

Nicely balanced with mild complexity. Showing a smooth mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime. Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

Easy drinking and good by itself. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Grapes were aged in oak barrels for 17 months. A tiny production of only 3 barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 16 days ago

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Methode Sauvage


E likes, mineral notes with a syrupy (but not heavy) acidic fruit finish — a month ago


Spanish Springs Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Ron R

Contrasting this to the Sarah Francis, it’s more dense and viscous. It’s just more decadent, while the SF is more ethereal. Rated them the same but for different reasons. — 16 days ago

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Ron R

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@Jan A, that was not my intent, just wanted to share the moment…
Jan A

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Just joking ofc, enjoy!
Ron R

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I know, @Jan A. When wifey and I travel, we always ferry a few bottles with us. Puts a dollop of cream on top, so to speak… 😎

Williams Selyem

San Benito County Pinot Noir

Had the 2018 with Kristen and Al, super good light Pinot — 13 days ago