Posts Tagged Central Coast

2012 Hess Select Pinot Noir, Central Coast

Nearly transparent light coral/ruby color, lightening at the rim. At first sniff, ample menthol-laced black cherry fruit is evident, with notes of strawberry and tea leaf. There is noticeable heat from the stated 14.5% alcohol. An easy to drink red... Read more

NV Troublemaker by Austin Hope, Central Coast

Virtually every wine has a potential audience, and so it is with this blend of Syrah (54%), Grenache (27%), Mourvedre (12%) and Zinfandel (11%). Think of it as a Rhone-inspired blend with a California twist, and a unique aroma — like a graham... Read more

2012 Treana White Wine, Central Coast

Produced by Hope Family Wines. A 50/50 blend of white Rhone varietals Marsanne and Viognier. Clear, brilliant yellow color with glints of bronze. Ooh! What a nose -- full of ripe peach, mandarin orange, banana, and papaya, with a perfume of... Read more

2011 Greg Norman Shark Red, Central Coast

Translucent garnet color. Moderate aromas of fleshy black and blue fruits with a hint of vanilla cream lead to similar flavors in the mouth, picking up earthy licorice root. This red is medium in body, with moderate, plush tannins. It’s an... Read more

2010 Kendall-Jackson ‘Grand Reserve’ Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County 54%, Monterey County 46%

This is a true reserve-style Chardonnay, made from select lots grown at Kendall-Jackson estates in the prime growing regions of Santa Barbara County and Monterey County. The color is a bright golden straw. Trademark aromas of butter, toast and spice... Read more

2008 Cadre ‘The Architects’ Pinot Noir, Central Coast

This wine honors the four original plantings of Pinot Noir in the Central Coast — Arroyo Grande, Santa Rita Hills, Edna Valley and the Santa Maria benchland. Transparent red ruby color. Warm red fruit aromas and flavors turn silky in the... Read more

2010 Red Zeppelin Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast

A warm nose of spicy dark berry, currant and cherry fruit is complemented by high-toned notes of bell pepper. The fine-grained tannins make this wine approachable now, unlike many 2009 Cabs on the market. Retail Price: $30 (August 2012) Wine Lines... Read more

2009 Black Zeppelin Red Wine, Central Coast

A blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Alicante Bouschet and splashes of other varieties. Opaque purple/black color. A pretty nose that shows polished leather and wood spice, followed by creamy blackberry compote. There are lots of furry tannins at the... Read more

2008 Andrew Murray ‘Espérance’ Red Blend, Central Coast

Young purple/plum hue. This is a classic GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre) blend. The nose offers up perfumed floral components, syrupy blackberry and currant fruit, and a high spice note. In the mouth, concentrated blue and black fruits are deftly... Read more

2008 Andrew Murray Syrah ‘Tous Les Jours,’ Central Coast

The toasty oak leaps from the glass, followed by black fruits and a dash of white pepper. Soft and supple in the mouth and through to the finish. Varietally true and ready to enjoy... or cellar a couple of years to let the fruit and oak marry. Pair... Read more