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Loire All Afternoon

Posted in Uncategorized on 12 August 2018 by stephen wayne

These are just a few of the amazing wines from our Loire Valley-themed luncheon this past Friday. The 2002 Silex is still going strong. Baumard’s 1973 Quarts de Chaume is still young and vibrant, and a 1985 Chinon from Raffault was truly intriguing. Thank you to the Santa Barbara Club for hosting. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #805 #thatwinenerd

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Destiny

Posted in Uncategorized on 11 August 2018 by stephen wayne

The last few cases of HALF bottles have finally arrived at Renegade. This is old school Riesling steeped in tradition going back generations. Rockdust & Minerality paired with lovely melon, pear, GrannySmith. This morphs into a matrix of ripe apricot, almond cream and peach. Sublime. $15/375ml while they last. Pairs superbly at Arigato. Especially with miso glazed black cod, su-miso albacore, seared toro, and pan seared scallops. And yes. It’s only $15! We’re open Saturday from Noon until 6pm. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #805 #thatwinenerd #arigatosb

Sparkling Goodness

Posted in Uncategorized on 9 August 2018 by stephen wayne

Better than sparkling water is this Uber-refreshing sparkling Cortese from Gavi. A profound mineral sensation teaming with orchard fruit. Zippy, fresh, and $20. This 2016 vintage has it all. We are open until 6pm 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 #805 #thatwinenerd

Richter!

Posted in Uncategorized on 8 August 2018 by stephen wayne

Video out take from our Max Richter Riesling dinner at Arigato tonight with the Brooks Group. Insanely delicious wines that paired perfectly with everything Arigato served. Special attention to the Zuke Toro, Black Cod, and great attention to the service, thank you Lane. And as always, our friend Daryl makes for an unforgettable experience. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #805 #thatwinenerd #maxferdrichter #arigatosushi #riesling

Otago!

Posted in Uncategorized on 7 August 2018 by stephen wayne

Did we buy this for the label art? We’ll never know as the wine itself is stunningly great. This is Ted Lemon’s project (from Littorai fame) in Central Otago. Biodynamic from inception. Dark bright ruby color. Fresh and subtly complex, violets and minerals. Energized and savory. Nearly profound with its never ending finish. In stock ($56) #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #805 #thatwinenerd

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Drama, Drama, Drama

Posted in Uncategorized on 1 August 2018 by stephen wayne

Winemaking in Drama (yes, it’s an appellation in Macedonia, Greece) dates back to antiquity. We’ve been looking for a sensational white from the region and finally found this one. Refreshing with intense aromas of exotic fruits and citrus. Clean minerality, a touch of spice, a hint of white pepper, and waves of what we professionally call “deliciousness”. $22.50 and in stock today. Perfect pairing: page 26 in Blue Water Cafe (great Vancouver restaurant): Halibut Cheeks Poached in Olive Oil with Bouillabaisse and Saffron Potatoes. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #805 #thatwinenerd

Viva La…Sale!

Posted in Uncategorized on 1 August 2018 by stephen wayne

Our annual Viva La Fiesta Spanish wine sale begins today! In addition to what’s on the board we have dozens of other wines on sale:

Black Slate blanco from Priorat $12 (reg 20), Marqués de Cáceres Rioja $10 (reg 12), Innato from Utiel-Requena, a Bobal, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot blend $18 (reg 24), Orto de Castilla Verdejo $14 (reg 16) and many others. We’re open until 6pm all week.