98 and counting…

Posted in Uncategorized on 26 January 2017 by stephen wayne

Ok. Serious? A 98 point Cab for under $40? Yes! This is epic Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernet. In stock and on sale for $36 (reg 45). One of the best vintage since the ’80s. Call or stop by Renegade. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #sbiff

Cannubi!

Posted in Uncategorized on 21 January 2017 by stephen wayne

2010 vintage Barolo. What a swimmingly delicious bottle. Just arrived & $80. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #sbiff

WAIT!

Posted in Uncategorized on 18 January 2017 by stephen wayne

So we opened this yesterday at Our nearly bi-monthly holiday Monday lunch at Olio e Limone. A huge Chardonnay none of us expected. Oak. Butter. Fruit. A-Typical especially for 2014. A wine for big Chardonnay peopleHOWEVER… we set it aside for two plus hours. Enjoyed lunch with a few other wines then came back to it. And it had settled down. Lost its crazy adolescence. Became more of a serious architectural student finishing 12th grade. Years of a bright future this one has. But Patience is required. A few bottles left in stock. Open until 6pm the rest of the week. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #sbiff

Parings(2)

Posted in Uncategorized on 13 January 2017 by stephen wayne

Ahhhh…the golden days when Bonnes-Mares from Comte de Vogüé & Clos de Tart were on everyone’s table. This paragraph is in reference to a recipe entitled “salmon and seared foie gras with truffled artichokes, Black trumpet mushrooms, and tomato water.” Circa 1992 Charlie Trotter, Chicago. New Years resolution: make this dish and pair it well. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #sbiff

Swiss DRC

Posted in Uncategorized on 23 December 2016 by stephen wayne

You can find it at Renegade. Not inexpensive, $160, but extremely impressive. Open until 6pm Dec 23 & Dec 24. 
 #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #gantenbein #pinotnoir 

Round Vs Square

Posted in Uncategorized on 12 December 2016 by stephen wayne

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