Benito Ferrara


San Benito County Mataro 2021

Popped and poured, consumed over two days. Consistent throughout. The 2021 Mataro, San Benito County pours a deep ruby color moving toward magenta rim and a near opaque core. Medium viscosity with very light staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine explodes with fresh, perfectly ripe bramble fruits: black berries and raspberries, purple flowers, black pepper, crushed rocky earth with limestone minerals and subtle warm spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannins and medium+ acid. The tannins are almost silky…but sneaky. Confirming the notes from the nose and the raspberries are even more obvious right now. The finish is long. This is an awesome Mataro that’s drinking really well right now and I anticipate a bright future too. Drink now through 3036. — 22 days ago

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Williams Selyem

San Benito County Pinot Noir

Had the 2018 with Kristen and Al, super good light Pinot — a year ago

Bella Luna

Siletto Vineyard Grosso San Benito County Sangiovese 2016

Great SanG from an awesome boutique winery in templeton! Fairly vegetal, cranberries, rosemary, just a little tobacco. — 2 years ago

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Williams Selyem

Vista Verde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

A vertical tasting of 12 Williams Selyem pinots from 2000-2013, all from the Vista Verde vineyard. My #1 was the 2009 vintage, which was “powerful” and “excellent” The group ranked it #3. — 3 months ago

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Siletto Vineyard Grenache 2015

My last one … see prior notes! — 7 months ago

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Methode Sauvage


E likes, mineral notes with a syrupy (but not heavy) acidic fruit finish — a year ago

Bonny Doon Vineyard

The Heart has its Rieslings San Benito County/Monterey County Riesling

One of my favorites. Love this wine but can never find it anymore! — 2 years ago

Benito Ferrara

Terra d'Uva Greco di Tufo 2021

Delectable Wine

The 2021 Greco di Tufo Terre d'Uva opens with a bouquet of tropical green melon, exotic florals and a spritz of lime. This is texturally deep, almost oily in feel, balanced by saline-minerals and crisp green apple. The Terre d'Uva finishes with a bitter tension, pinching at the cheeks with sour citrus while leaving the mouth watering for more. This zesty Greco will win a lot of hearts. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2023) — 6 months ago

Ridge Vineyards

Benito Dusi Ranch Paso Robles Zinfandel 2013

Ridge said it will develop fully in the next 6 to 8 yrs…they were right! — 8 months ago

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San Benito County Cabernet Pfeffer 2020

Nice reminds me of Trousseau. Licorice nose, Raspberries, touch white pepper, touch sweet although stats say 0%, it must be the fruit, very nicely done. My wife - first ‘huh’ then it is actually not bad. Geek wine but fun. Sells out so fast there is so little just some tiny vineyards in CA. William Pfeffer apparently planted it it’s an ancient variant from Bordeaux. — 2 years ago

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