Aequorea Viogner Spanish Springs Vineyard, San Luis Obispo County 2014
What's not to love about this wine?
Pretty floral aromatics? Check.
Zippy acidity with a full texture and notes of pineapple, honey, and stone fruit? Check, check, check.
OK, so what more can I tell you about this wine? The salinity and bright aromatics jump out of the glass and transport me to the coast.
Birichino Grenache Besson Vineyard 2014
I really love this old vine California Grenache with an Old World panache. It is light-bodied and bright, but delivers impressive elegance and balance. Huckleberry, wild strawberry, and cherry cordial mingle with subtle tannins and hints of spice. Delicious.
Clos Saron Old Block Pinot Noir, Sierra Foothills 2012
Clos Saron is hands-down one of the best wineries in California, and winemaker Gideon is a genius with Pinot Noir.
His Old Block really speaks to his terroir-driven, French-inspired style with its gorgeous earthy tones and smooth red fruit.