Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: Central Coast.

Beckmen 2013 Grenache Rosé

November 17th, 2014 | No Comments

Beckmen 2013 Grenache Rosé A wonderful coral color. It looks lovely in the fall sun in Los Olivos CA near Santa Barbara.  Hints of orange, assorted citrus and rose petals. Go figure. Rose in rosé. Not as fruity on the palate. Cleans the palate. Acid driven and pointed. Finishes heavier than it looks. Can hold […]

Tablas Creek 2010 Esprit de Beaucastel

October 20th, 2014 | No Comments

Tablas Creek 2010 Esprit de Beaucastel Sweet currant and leather notes will take over your nose. Maybe a sprinkle of cherry and raspberry for good measure but the darker, bolder, earthier notes will stay in the spotlight. The palate is full of bold acidity with added spices. Sits on your palate big but with all things in […]

Tablas Creek 2011 Esprit de Tablas

October 8th, 2014 | No Comments

Tablas Creek 2011 Esprit de Tablas A consistent tone or currant with moments of tart cherry. It’s a good nose. Smells smooth. This Rhône blend brings 40% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Counoise together in one show. This is no small show mind you. It feels like quite the performance even before it […]

Tablas Creek 2011 Côtes de Tablas

September 24th, 2014 | No Comments

Tablas Creek 2011 Côtes de Tablas A Rhone blend with great high, sweet strawberries and a healthy does of blended berries. A very pleasant nose. The mid-palate will offer a delightfully neat tannin structure. Its desirable and easy going. So mellow. A tart and crisp finish. This is a great call for a newbie looking to expand […]

Tablas Creek 2011 Espirit De Blanc

September 13th, 2014 | No Comments

Tablas Creek 2011 Espirit De Blanc A really cool, light amber or cider color to this juice. It’s full of apricot and honey notes that are delightful. The nose is so enticing, that I found it odd that the palate was ironically absent to start. Its almost as if it took a minute for my […]

Malibu Family Wines Semler 2009 Syrah

July 23rd, 2014 | No Comments

Malibu Family Wines Semler 2009 Syrah Floral with a hint of blueberry and burnt molasses. Acid driven and lots of round tannins to play with in your mouth. It’s got substance. Starts easy on the palate and crescendos to a pretty large finale. It’s a big ride. Retail: $36 http://www.malibufamilywines.com/ (K&S Rating: 4 of 6) […]

Villa San-Juliette 2010 Petit Verdot

July 22nd, 2014 | No Comments

Villa San-Juliette 2010 Petit Verdot So floral in the nose with some good old fashioned sweet. Smells pretty. Think blooming flower garden under a bakers kitchen window. The aromatics are unreal. Gets pointed on the palate. The tannins are spunky. Wild acidic structure but on a leash. Expect a nice an long finish. Would be […]

Malibu Family Wines Semler 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

July 11th, 2014 | No Comments

Malibu Family Wines Semler 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Soft nose. The citrus is airy. Gentle aromatics.  A bit buttery with an acidic splash. Interesting contrast between the two. The structure was a bit bumpy. I liked the concept. Good finish for a light Sauv. Blanc but in a tough price range. Could be good for the emerging, […]

Vina Robles 2009 Suendero Cabernet Sauvignon

June 26th, 2014 | No Comments

Vina Robles 2009 Suendero Cabernet Sauvignon Dark berry fruit and a hint of nut carries the nose on this big Cab. The 5% Petit Verdot is always a delight for me. It’s gentle nature is  not to sway this big rascal. Bold chalky tannins will grab you. As expected, the finish is quite long and […]

Curtis 2012 Estate Sauvignon Blanc

June 23rd, 2014 | No Comments

Curtis 2012 Estate Sauvignon Blanc Great white peach, honeysuckle and hints of pineapple.Lightly tart on the palate with soft tingles of acid. Easy finish. I enjoyed this little guy in wine country, it was served ice cold on a warm afternoon. So good. Reail: $22.00 http://www.curtiswinery.com (K&S Rating: 4 of 6) Winemaker Notes: “Our 2012 […]