This past weekend artisan-winemaking movement Garagiste, the French word for “renegade small-lot winemakers”, held its third-annual Southern Exposure festival in Santa Ynez Valley, Calif.Read more »
San Diego County Wine
|Winery:||Spelletich Cellars Family Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » San Joaquin County » Lodi|
Clean and mildly dry spiciness. Blackberry on the nose. A good first taste on opening. I'd have it again.
|Region:||USA » California » San Luis Obispo County|
Smells like rubbing alcohol. Some berry notes in there. Very intense up front, good acid. Not really tannic and no bitter or weird after taste. I like it. Shit.
|Winery:||Glunz Family Winery & Cellars|
|Region:||USA » California » San Luis Obispo County » Paso Robles|
a smooth easy to drink merlot with grilled meats or with some cheeses or by itself.
|Winery:||Rancho Arroyo Grande|
|Region:||USA » California » San Luis Obispo County » Arroyo Grande Valley|
Great complexity and fruit flavors. Light tannins with some sweet flavors.
|Winery:||Edna Valley Vineyard|
|Region:||USA » California » San Luis Obispo County » Edna Valley|
Although we tend to be red wine drinkers, this is a favorite in my household. Crisp, golden, soft finish, not too oaky or buttery.
|Region:||USA » California » San Joaquin County » Lodi|
Rich, musty nose with notes of ripe berries, full body, smooth but still firm tannins, notes of creamy berries, molasses and dark chocolate on the palette, gentle finish of vanilla, dark stonefruits and coffee. A nice pair with pepperoni pizza.
Varietals Produced in San Diego County View all
The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...
History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...
The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...
“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...
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I'm not sure that the L.A. Times' standards are quite as bad as you seem to imply, DM. In fact, last month two of their writers received Pulitzers--Diana Marcum, for Feature Writing and Mary McNamara for Criticism (she is the TV critic). Additionally, Times witers were finalist is the International Reporting and the Breaking News Reporting cat... Read More
Unless you're an utter Revolutionary War geek, or want to get down and dirty and maybe survive a visit with the utterly wrong crowd, I think I already did. Two visits to Camden running into the wrong sorts years back and I knew that sage and manzanita and shale hillsides behind and head-high or higher gnarly breaks in front--with a proper burrit... Read More
Don't know how much you can get back up into the hills of inland San Diego county, Greg, but I grew up very frequently traipsing across the backcountry mountains of Ventura, Santa Barbara and LA Counties, occasionally even up into San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties, too. You come home with your clothes all smelling of sage and many, many othe... Read More
"Just like that, he's gone" So are all the guests and most of the wine. Over the top is a good descriptor. Just way too much wine to be able to fully appreciate each but I'm not complaining. What started out as a Halcón horizontal vertical turned into a 52 bottle private wine and food festival at Club Forestville. Guests arrived from far and wid... Read More
Highly interesting...don't make it down to San Diego very often though GregT may have just struck gold.I keep thinking there is untapped potential around the coastline of Orange County, but wonder why it hasn't been done. Would be some expensive land I suppose.That vineyard in Rancho Cucamonga is really interesting. Read More
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: our origins and future in a single glance I am going to ... ... from the mountains of San Diego County, to the vast concrete and asphalt suburbs east of Los Angeles, to the peaks of Olympian wealth in Malibu. We will not rely on the vineyards of Santa Barbara and north whose excellence is already well established. The sou... Read More
Black Currents and midnight black fruit. Dark looking Burg. Great nose however actually tasting fizzles away all the great aromas. Ends up being flat and wanting some complexity. Read More
Honeydew and melon, slight lemon notes on the nose and initial tasting. Notes of crisp sour apple. Medium Oak. Medium to slightly high acidity, not enjoyable in a Chard. Long finish with high astringent aspects as well as high minerality. Read More
Very mellow aroma of white willow and a minerally earthy note. The actual wine was a bit flat and tended to grow flatter the more it was exposed to air. Within a few minutes its constitution was more water based then "a chablis" The naming of the wines from this winery is a bit of an enigma. The actual taste, if I could equate it to somethin... Read More
Back at ya, Kim.Thank you for the excellent list. The good news is that I live in a large metropolitan area. So, it is possible that I might be able to find some of the labels that you have suggested. As it turns out, you caught me in a mistatement. (I'm old. I forget.) I have had another South African wine, and it was a Pinotage from Neil ... Read More
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