All posts tagged: Central Coast Wine

Featured Winery of the Week – Liquid Farm

Happy Wine Wednesday! Today I’m featuring Liquid Farm and their beautiful new tasting room in Los Olivos. 🍷I first discovered Liquid Farm 7 years ago when I was working for a wine event company. At the time, I swore I would never touch a Chardonnay again. That is, until I tried Liquid Farm. They changed my mind and made me realize just how many ways Chardonnay can be crafted. True to form, Liquid Farm offers up 5 different styles of Chardonnay at the tasting room. The first, White Hill Chardonnay from Sta Rita Hills, a Chablis style, which @adrienneastrology described as “salty lemonade.” The last was Bien Bien Chardonnay from Santa Maria Valley, a voluptuous, creamy Chard. My favorite was La Hermana Chardonnay, which was right in between these styles. However!! We didn’t just taste Chardonnay, we had 2 delicious Pinot Noirs and my personal favorite, a rosé of Mourvèdre (also known as PC, or “pink crack” to LF aficionados). The tasting room has a delightful shabby/chic vibe with comfy couches, hanging plants, an electric …

Featured Winery of the Week – Story of Soil

  Story of Soil is a hidden gem located in a charming bungalow off the main hub in Los Olivos. It is tucked away and has that feeling of being a special place only few people know about. The rustic elegance inside alludes to the wines this place is dedicated to:  a balance of robust flavor with finesse. The lineup of wines is impressive – not just for their quality, but also for the unusual offering of a few varietals: Grüner Veltliner, Austria’s native grape and a relative newcomer to California, as well as Gamay, a French varietal known for being used in Beaujolais.  All are small batch wines, with grapes sourced from local vineyards.  The average case count is 150 per wine, with a total of about 1,100 cases. It’s clear Winemaker Jessica Gasca has dedicated her life to the crafting of wine.  From vineyard internship to apprenticeship to creating her own, her single varietal wines and winemaking style are undeniably a labor of love. Wines include: 2016 Sierra Madre Pinot Noir 2017 Martian Gamay …

Featured Wine of the Week

Happy Wine Wednesday!  Since I’ve been featuring California Central Coast wines, I figured I would do one more before moving on to other regions. Details: La Voix 2017 “She’s Crafty” Pinot Noir Rose Quinta Del Mar Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills AVA Central Coast, California 13.5% Alcohol 91 cases   Tasting Notes: This wine is a gorgeous rose gold color, with delightful floral aromas, including jasmine and roses.  It has a soft, supple mouth feel and good acid.  Flavors of tart plum, kiwi, strawberries and blood orange round out this fun and delicious wine.  Pair with some salty meats and cheeses – an aged gouda or machego and prosciutto or coppa.   Trivia: You may recognize the title of this wine.  It’s named after the Beastie Boys song, “She’s Crafty.”  The art on the label also reflects this playful wine’s namesake.  La Voix translates to The Voice, and all of their wines are named after songs.  This is Steve Clifton’s (Brewer-Clifton and Palmina) first venture into using classic French varietals exclusively.