Insanity Bottles

Posted in Uncategorized on 29 November 2018 by stephen wayne

Let the insanity begin! The 2005 Terlano Pinot Bianco “Rarita” has arrived. Thirteen years ago the grapes were harvested manually followed by a gentle whole cluster pressing, clarification of the must by natural sedimentation. Slow fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with partial malo (50%). Aged on the lees in big neutral barrels for 12 months THEN the insanity begins: the wine is further aged on the lees in steel pressurized tanks with no fining or filtering for 12-ish years! Oh boy. Since this has just arrived we haven’t tried it (trying to convince @kelsens to bring up a bottle to taste – we’ll buy lunch). But as the 2002 Pinot Bianco needed about 5 hours of decanting time before it soared we suspect this bottle will need the same if not more. $165 and in stock and as you probably guessed, it’s limited (3000 bottles total production). We are open until 6pm today. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #thatwinenerd #intothebottle #somm3 #savorsb #sbindependent #sbindy

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Joe Beef

Posted in Uncategorized on 28 November 2018 by stephen wayne

Finally. After all these years the restaurant that brought us “Oysters on a Toaster” has released their long anticipated sequel. With equally intriguing items from their Montreal restaurant: Nose-to-Tail Volaille. Deer Beer Belly. Power Franks. All-Star Cabbage Diet Soup. Ham in the Radio (IN?) So many more! Oh this winter season in the kitchen is going to be fun. Check your local bookstore for a copy. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #thatwinenerd #intothebottle #somm3 #savorsb #joebeef #joebeefapocalypsebook2

New Beaujolais Nouveau

Posted in Uncategorized on 16 November 2018 by stephen wayne

FORGET EVERYTHING you thought you knew about Beaujolais Nouveau! This one from Pierre-Marie Chermette from Domaine du Vissoux is full of bright exotic berry fruits (see types written on left side of label). There’s spice and freshness and the perfect universal balance. Utterly charming and THE perfect pairing with Thanksgiving. $14.50 and in stock along with their 2018 Nouveau Rose ($14). And get this: it’s the only Beaujolais Nouveau we’ve ever heard of that’s ALLOCATED! #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #thatwinenerd #intothebottle #somm3 #savorsb #sbindependent

Legacy

Posted in Uncategorized on 6 November 2018 by stephen wayne

The 2008 Dom Perpignan Legacy Edition & 2000 Dom Perignon P2 have arrived at Renegade. Both with gift boxes and on sale through the holidays. the 99 point 2008 is the best vintage since perhaps 1982. The 97 point 2000 P2 has rested in the lees for 15 years before being released. Incredible wines! #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #thatwinenerd #intothebottle #somm3 #savorsb #sbindependent #domperignon

Vitovska

Posted in Uncategorized on 2 November 2018 by stephen wayne

A few epic new arrivals from Paolo Vodopivec. All he works with is the varietal Vitovska, local to the area of Venezia Giulia in northeast Italy. These wines possess such force that they seemingly mock traditional tasting notes. While they are undeniably beautiful, they demand a level of attentiveness and concentration from the taster. We’ve heard “profound” used most to describe these wines. We have three different cuvees in stock ranging from $65-$72. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #thatwinenerd #intothebottle #somm3 #savorsb #sbindependent

Shangri-La Wine

Posted in Uncategorized on 31 October 2018 by stephen wayne

For the wine collector that (almost) has everything: A world class Cabernet from Yunnan Province with vineyards planted in the Himalayas at altitudes of 6,800-8400 feet. This is unexplored wine territory in the lands the legendary city of Shangri-La is said to have been located. Forbes has a great article on this wine being tasted blind alongside 1986 Clerc Milon, 2008 Conterno Barolo…. Vineyards are tended to by families of Tibeteans. We tasted this wine last week and were very surprised at the excellent quality. Who would have thought. $325 a bottle is a weee bit steep but this after all a little piece of wine history in the making. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #thatwinenerd #intothebottle #somm3 #savorsb #sbindependent

So Cute!

Posted in Uncategorized on 18 October 2018 by stephen wayne

They’re so freaking cute!!! 2016 half bottles of port have arrived. Taylor = 100 points. Fonseca = 98 points. It’s a classic vintage port year. Some of the funnier professional media descriptors: wet earth and hot stones. Grippy and withdrawn. Coiled. A rapier on the nose. Bilberry. Marine-tinged. Linear blackcurrant. We could go on. Needless to say this is a fantastic vintage and as always the half bottles will sell out much quicker than the fulls. 375ml = $56 a piece and discounts on three or more. We are open until 6 PM the rest of the week. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #thatwinenerd #intothebottle #somm3 #savorsb