Archive for May, 2018

Bubbly Nebbiolo

Posted in Uncategorized on 31 May 2018 by stephen wayne

Yikes (and WOW)! A seriously great Sparkling Nebbiolo rose from Barolo legend Ettore Germano. The grapes are specifically picked early for great acidity and freshness. Aged in stainless (80%) and old barriques (20%). 16 months on the lees. This is a dry, delicious, complex wine perfect as an aperitif or paired with salmon. $34 and in stock. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #805

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Comando G

Posted in Uncategorized on 29 May 2018 by stephen wayne

Fernando García & Daniel Gómez Jiménez-Landi are the founders of this Spanish winery Comando G. For over 10 years they’ve been tracking down lost and forgotten vineyards that were only legend, whispered about in taverns or in the fields after a night of drinking. This old vine Garnacha is lovely, with floral notes, and a chalky minerality. Tremendously elegant. In stock today and $26 a bottle. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #805

Trocken? Really?

Posted in Uncategorized on 24 May 2018 by stephen wayne

Ok. A Spätlese that’s Trocken. We’re wrapping our minds around that. Then there’s the stony pepperiness in the wine; the bright matrix that engulfs you. The lingering finish that swims against logic. This is a brilliant bottle of $32 Riesling. Paired with spicy Wagyu rib eye tacos. The Riesling is in stock at Renegade. The tacos are gone. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #805

Bandol!

Posted in Uncategorized on 17 May 2018 by stephen wayne

This estate and vineyard occupy the highest elevation in Bandol with clay, chalk, and limestone soils. 90% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache. A very expressive nose of rose, graphite, raspberry, cherry. Clean, fresh, and vibrant on the palate with nice spice, iron and floral notes. This is as elegant Bandol as Bandol gets. In stock @ $50/ btl. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #805 #pibarnon #mourvèdre

Venice Lagoon

Posted in Uncategorized on 16 May 2018 by stephen wayne

Nearly one year to the day since we discovered this beautiful wine in a little seafood restaurant in Venice. And now, finally, it has arrived at Renegade. It’s made from the antique varietal Isterien Malvoise (D’Agata’s Native Wine Grapes of Italy has an comprehensive article on this varietal) on the island of San Erasmo in the middle of the Venice lagoon. High in mineral content, with bright salinity, but also a nice rich core that pairs well with seafood. This incredibly unique was is available ($34) now. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #805

Vi(winebars)enna

Posted in Uncategorized on 15 May 2018 by stephen wayne

Vienna Memories

Posted in Uncategorized on 15 May 2018 by stephen wayne