Posts Tagged Edna Valley

2010 Talley Chardonnay, Oliver’s Vineyard, Edna Valley

Medium straw color. This white displays a lovely nose of pineapple upside-down cake, which follows through in the mouth, picking up some chalky dust at the finish. MSRP: $24 (September 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2010 Baileyana ‘La Pristina’ Chardonnay, Edna Valley

Medium straw color. The nose is floral, creamy and rich, throwing flavors of ripe buttered tropical fruit with a thread of minerality. MSRP: $30 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2009 Trenza Tinto, Edna Valley

A blend of Syrah, Tempranillo and Grenache. Nearly opaque dark ruby color. The wine throws off meaty, peppery aromas that give way to dark currant and cranberry fruit. Try some Santa Maria tri-tip barbecue with this red. MSRP: $30 (August... Read more

2009 Baileyana ‘El Pico’ Pinot Noir, Firepeak Vineyard, Edna Valley

Transparent ruby color. Aromas of raspberry jam, sweet cherry and strawberry compote, with a light scent of white pepper. Bright cherry in the mouth, followed by cream. Nicely balanced, and maintains typical Pinot Noir femininity. MSRP: $33 (August... Read more

2009 Trenza Blanco, Edna Valley

A proprietary blend of 50% White Grenache and 50% Albariño. Medium straw in color, the wine is hauntingly perfumed; think: honey, lime and white flowers, with streaks of minerality. Despite being bone dry, sweet fruit explodes on the palate.... Read more

2010 Tangent Pinot Gris, Edna Valley

Light straw color. Aromas of apple, pine and light lime. The wine turns creamy in the mouth, picking up peach notes. Drinks more like a cool-climate Pinot Gris from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. MSRP: $17 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2011 Tangent Albariño, Edna Valley

Green-tinged light straw color. A steely/minerally nose slowly unfolds to reveal lime, green banana and a kiss of honey. The wine expands in the mouth, showing off a saline mineralty before finishing with a juicy afterflavor. MSRP: $17 (August... Read more

2010 Tangent Sauvignon Blanc, Paragon Vineyard, Edna Valley

Straw color. A classic herbal/grassy nose leads to impressions of ripe melon and citrus fruit. The wine is bright in the mouth, with a solid acid backbone. Get some fresh oysters on the half-shell and enjoy. MSRP: $13 (August 2012) Wine Lines... Read more

2011 Zocker Grüner Veltliner, Paragon Vineyard, Edna Valley

Light straw color. A perfumed nose full of delicate honeyed apple, melon, lemon/lime and an intriguing note of wintergreen. There is a sweet fruit presence in the mouth (though the wine is bone dry), and a pleasant minerality. Definitely New World... Read more

2005 Baileyana ‘Cuvee 1909’ Blanc de Blanc, Edna Valley

Medium straw color, with a fine mousse. A wonderful welcome sparkler, it delivers aromas and flavors of bread dough, lemon and toasted almonds. The wine is clean in the mouth, with a racy acidity that leads to a juicy finish. MSRP: $40 (August... Read more