Natalie poured for Guido and me. It was another great trip up the 101 into California’s beautiful Central Coast. Tasters once had the option here of doing a flight of Baileyana, a flight of the all-white wine Tangent or a mix. Now, only the mix is offered. True Myth was not represented on the tasting menu the day I went. The tasting cost $15, a charge which is waived with a two-bottle purchase.
On the menu:
Tangent "Clone 530" Sauvignon Blanc 2017 smells and tastes a bit more New Zealand than Cali SauvBlanc usually tastes. There's grass, tropical and a clean zippiness, although the acidity was not extreme. $32
Baileyana "La Entrada" Pinot Noir 2016 is light and gorgeous. It's an elegant Pinot, a rarity in California, where ripeness generally takes them into the heavyweight category. Cherries, strawberries, roses, violets, all for $35.
Trenza "Mosaico" 2013 is a 60/40 blend of Grenache and Syrah. It's made from Paso Robles grapes, while all the other wines on the list are estate bottlings. Big and juicy, this wine shows off the best of warm-climate grapes, ripe and fresh with a great grip.
Zocker Late Harvest Grüner Veltliner 2012 is a very drinkable dessert wine which can pair with great versatility. It's not a huge sugar rush, rather a delight with a shade of tartness that balances the wine beautifully. $20
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