Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast

Belle Glos

Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Tangy strawberry, with orange rind, old cedar, Twizzlers, and perfume.

92 points
— 13 days ago

Shay, Andrew and 2 others liked this
Stuart Scheff

Stuart Scheff

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Pisoni Vineyards

Lucy Santa Lucia Highlands Rosé of Pinot Noir 2021

Wonderful rose complex but not heavy. Hints of grapefruit. Nice for a summer evening on the patio. At Sandpiper in La Jolla Shores. — a month ago

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Eric, Barberry and 5 others liked this

Stolpman Vineyards

Angeli Villa Syrah Blend 2012

I imagine that if I were a Vampire… this is what supermodel blood would taste like. I’ll save the next bottle for Halloween! — 10 hours ago

Shay, Bob and 3 others liked this

Roar

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2020

Amazing. SLH-style at its core. Funk and beauty and gorgeous acidity and fruit that goes on and on. Brings me to my happy place. — 18 days ago

Severn, Tom and 13 others liked this

Joyce Vineyards

Tonde Grapefield Syrah 2019

John Howard
9.1

Beautiful nose. Very northern Rhone. Palate is pretty great too, not perfect. — 19 days ago

Ceccherini, Eddie and 9 others liked this

Jonata Winery

La Sangre de Jonata Ballard Canyon Syrah 2015

Terrific juice. If you like a syrah in an old world style, get your hands on Jonata. Coffee, mocha, earthy expression of wholesome goodness!! — 2 days ago

Eddie, Shay and 5 others liked this

Varner

El Camino Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Deep yellow color. Aromas of nectarine, apricots and lemon skin. Mix of stainless steel and oak- subtle malolactic with a hint of butterscotch. — 10 days ago

Tom, Sharon and 10 others liked this

Sandler Wine Company

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2018

Galloni seems to have it out for SLH Pinots (he also panned Liquid Farm’s recent releases) and I couldn’t disagree more. Earthy, smoked meat, hitting its stride and could go years more. Ed Kurtzman has made wine for Freeman, Roar, August West and Mansfield Dunn and his own label, Sandler, is just fine. And QPR to boot. — 22 days ago

Eric, Brian and 15 others liked this

Stolpman Vineyards

"Love You Bunches" Carbonic Sangiovese 2021

From my gal (whose palate is much better than mine but thinks tracking wine is too much work): Chilled and perfect. Dusky, ruby plum colour. Smells like sweet Alberta wild rose, cranberries, sour cherry, pie spice and a damp evening. Tastes like tart cherry, bell peppers and cola bottle candies. The chilledness walks a fine line between bright acidity and subtle tannins at the end. — 6 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 10 others liked this
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Good review!😀 Nice choice!🍷

Lieu Dit

Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Franc 2014

In Mag. Classic bell pepper notes on this straight CF from a great producer. And fab QPR. Vinous 91-93. — 3 days ago

Eric, Paul and 14 others liked this