Curtis tasting room

Tasted March 27, 2013 by MattMauldin with 142 views

Flight 1 (7 notes)

White
2011 Curtis Heritage Blanc USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County
90 points
Lots of tropical and citrus on this- banana, lime, melon with floral and spice nuances. Bright and juicy on the palate with nicely balanced honeycomb and spice on the finish. Elegant richness throughout. Very enjoyable.
White
2011 Curtis Viognier Santa Barbara County USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County
88 points
Aromas of honey & butterscotch, banana, rose hips, orange zest. Round on the palate with clean pear-fruit flavors with a dense spice and mineral core. Crisp finish.
White
2010 Curtis Roussanne Santa Barbara County USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County
88 points
Earthy aromas of honeycomb and underbrush with floral and stone fruit accents. Rich butter toffee and honey notes adjoin with tropical and stone fruit along with hints of spice. Richly textured creamy finish.
Red
2009 Curtis Heritage Cuvée USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County
88 points
Notes of plum, fig jam, cola and caramel. Ripe & juicy dark raspberry and cherry flavors, richly textured with hints of vanilla and spice on the finish.
Red
2010 Curtis Syrah USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County
91 points
Meaty aromas with dried herb, spice, cassis and blackberry. Dark berry and cherry fruits on the palate with eastern spice and floral notes. Well balanced and juicy with polished tannins and a full finish. Very nice.
Red
2009 Curtis Syrah Rock Hollow Vineyard USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley
92 points
Complex aromas of spice, black tea, earth, cracked pepper and brambly fruit. Ripe balance on the palate peppery blue fruits and violets and integrated oak. Firm silky tannins and a long finish. Excellent.
Red
2010 Curtis Reserve USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley
93 points
Dense and meaty aromas of cassis, spice and blood orange. Nicely layered and bright on the palate with juicy dark fruit, florals, savory spice and minerals. Finishes with hints of clove and vanilla. Firm silky structure with a long finish. Outstanding.