Monte Maria

Paul Lato

"Il Padrino" Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah 2011

We had this right after the 2018 Strawberry Hills grenache. It was very good, but we thought the grenache was much better. Not sure if our palates were saturated, if the wine is in a bit of a dumb phase, or if it’s on the downslope, but this didn’t have the depth that I was expecting from this one. Still a terrific wine, though, so the streak continues of me never having a wine from Paul Lato that I have not enjoyed! — 3 hours ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Jan, Eric and 2 others liked this

Cambria Estate Winery

Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

16.5/20 (91/100) Бледно-рубиновое вино с ароматами брусники, спелого яблока, розового перца, ванили и травянистой ноты, напоминающей ревень. Структура вина мощнее, чем можно предположить по аромату: довольно плотное с высокой кислотностью и ощутимой в послевкусии спиртуозностью. Танины мягкие и ненавязчивые. Абсолютно не бургундский по стилю, и, тем не менее, нежный и приятный пино нуар. — 3 days ago

Lieu Dit

Santa Maria Valley Melon de Bourgogne 2019

Edit: this is the 2019 vintage; last month I had the 2017. Honeydew melon, honey (redundant?), salt but not to a gross extent, Meyer lemon. 😋😋 — 20 days ago

Josh, Kristie and 1 other liked this
Kristie M. Connor

Kristie M. Connor

Not redundant. Looks delicious!! Great review
Diane M. Napolitano

Diane M. Napolitano

@Kristie M. Connor thanks!! Yeah definitely keep your eyes open for this 😋

Herman Story

Smash City Pinot Noir 2015

This was a monster truck Pinot for sure. Not to be paired lightly with food and not to be mistaken for a Burgundy. This has extraction, alcohol, and tons of flavor. Different but fun. — 7 days ago

Shay, Eric and 14 others liked this

Bien Nacido

Santa Maria Valley Syrah 2016

Young and fruit driven. Everything is there and the last sip was the best. Open this for hours or try to keep a few years. — 12 days ago

Ron, Shay and 12 others liked this

Presqu'ile Winery

Presqu'ile Vineyard Syrah 2016

Gushing inner mouth aromatics and sweet dark fruit popping in all corners. Inhale to take it all in and there’s still so much more going on. Abv a little higher at 14% this vintage, and prefer the 12.8% balance of the other years. — 20 days ago

Ira, Paul and 7 others liked this

Clendenen Family Vineyards

Bien Nacido Estate Plantings Rosé Mondeuse 2019

Saline strawberries with a beautiful bouquet. Medium weight and a slight effervescence. Holds up nicely with a juicy loaded cheeseburger. — 8 days ago

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Fruit forward at PnP but as it opened it revealed dark chocolate and tobacco notes as well as a faint oakiness w a slightly tannic finish. Really nice. — 7 days ago

Heather Dillaway
with Heather
Shay, Paul and 15 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel

Ahhhh this was so damn tasty!!!! Super clean, delineated, rich black fruits with perfectly balanced acidity. Mouth watering delights abound. I could see this getting even better. This was a stunner. — 7 days ago

Shay, David and 2 others liked this

Rosenblum Cellars

Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel 2003

Ripe Zinfandel fruit and noticeable red earth depth. At 12 years it has mellowed into a round and palate filling wine with more years of life. You never get a light weight Zinfandel from Monte Rosso. Great match with pasta, sausage, pesto and grated cheese. 🍷👍 — 17 hours ago