Mencía

Posted in Uncategorized on 1 November 2016 by stephen wayne

Ahhhh Raul! A lovely Mencia that is heart and soul of Bierzo, Spain. Kinda like Pinot Noir but with a little more blue fruits. Wicked with buffalo carpaccio. In stock today ($40). #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks 

Posted in Uncategorized on 25 October 2016 by stephen wayne

Old school Rioja arrival from Bodegas Riojannas. 2005 Reserva ($32), 2001 Gran Reserva ($42) and their epic 2001 Monte Real Gran Reserva ($46). Seriously great Tempranillo. In stock today. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday

Bistro Laurent

Posted in Uncategorized on 16 October 2016 by stephen wayne

Bistro Laurent is a great place for food and wine in Paso Robles. Highly recommended if you’re in the area. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #bistrolaurent 

R(hon)e

Posted in Uncategorized on 10 October 2016 by stephen wayne

Pure, clean, fresh Northern Rhone blend of Marsanny & Rousanne from one of the top winemakers in the region. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #cuilleron #stperay 

Angel-like

Posted in Uncategorized on 20 September 2016 by stephen wayne

What a compelling wine. The Aglianico grape was originally planted in the region of Campania in the seventh century B.C.. this single vineyard bottling excels. Enormous harmony and intensity. Spice, dark fruit, blackberry, clove, hillside herbs. A very elegant, balanced wine that will age gracefully for decades. ($42). In stock today. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday

Mornings

Posted in Uncategorized on 19 September 2016 by stephen wayne

We all like grand Cru wine, but have you ever sipped Grand Cru coffee? It’s out there and as rare as DRC. Luckily it’s much much less expensive. If you see it out there, snap it up . #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday 

Perfect Pairing. 

Posted in Uncategorized on 16 September 2016 by stephen wayne

There’s so much greatness in this $22 bottle of wine. The 2014 Weinbach Sylvaner Reserve from Alsace is a wonderful food wine. We enjoyed this bottle with great friends at China Palace in Montecito last night. Raymond, Chef/owner presented us with succulent pork belly, wonderful noodles, pot stickers, an amazing portobello dish, KungPao, Steamed Sole and so much more. And the wine was A PERFECT PAIRING to every dish. So grab a bottle and give it a whirl. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday