Monterey, Central Coast

Le P'tit Paysan

Le P'tit Pape Monterey County Grenache Blend 2018

Alex Lallos
9.1

My buddy Ian brand coming correct. Sf chronicle wine maker of the year a few years back. Making a good name for our place Monterey. Listen to the bedrock podcast with Ian! It’s a good listen and the wine is super thoughtful. I can say im super thankful he and heather are keeping this going! Thank you heather brand for pouring and being the great host! Always gracious and kind. Ian and heather are bringing Monterey back up where it should be with the likes of Mark Chesebro (arroyo seco), tira nanza, russel Joyce and a few others. Big ups @Lee Lightfoot for letting me join you and Julie today. No doubt Carmel valley is on the rise again. Worth a visit! Contact me for appointments before summer — 12 days ago

Alex, Jonathan and 7 others liked this

Bonny Doon Vineyard

Le Cigare Volant Grenache Blend 2019

This 2019 vintage of Bonny Doon’s long-running flagship wine is medium garnet in color and tint, but it smells much darker. Aromas of black cherry, licorice, tea and a bit of earth pave the way for a palate which is fruit-driven, yet minerally-blessed. Originally inspired by the Rhône Valley, Randall Grahm says the wine now seems to reflect Burgundy. The acidity is refreshing and the tannins are gentle. — 23 days ago

Daniel P., Serge and 5 others liked this

Estancia

Monterey County Pinot Noir 2013

Fruity, lasting taste, rests well on the back of the tongue. — 6 days ago

Andrew Mueller

Andrew Mueller

2018 vintage

Diora

La Splendeur Du Soleil Monterey Chardonnay 2018

I was in the mood for a rich, fat white wine since we’ve been hit by a late cold snap and this fit the bill. Soft lemon, orchard fruit and buttery oak supported by good acid. A bit simple but well done. — 16 days ago

Dawn, Neil and 8 others liked this

Tassajara

Monterey Pinot Noir 2019

A pleasant medium bodied, darker-than-normal-for-a-Pinot red. Cherry& Raspberry compote on the nose. Silky- smooth raspberry syrup on the palate. This was surprisingly tasty immediately after opening the bottle, and consistently to the the last drop. (Grilled sockeye salmon, sautéed broccoli floret & baby Bella mushrooms, cucumber slices. It’s too early to eat on the lanai but the sunset was a cool orange sherbet bleeding into a beautiful burnt orange). — 12 days ago

Tim Strebig
with Tim

J Vineyards & Winery

Napa, Sonoma and Monterey County Chardonnay 2017

Pale lemon with aromas of stone and citrus fruits with sweet toasty notes for this 3 region chard blend. On the palate flavors of apple, pear and lemon citrus with baking spices with vanilla and toasty oak, fresh, crisp acidity, good balance on a medium+ finish ending with fruit and sweet spicy notes. — 8 days ago

Veronika and Daniel P. liked this

Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection Aged in Bourbon Barrels Monterey County Chardonnay 2019

Such a delectable wine with notes of peach, vanilla, and Carmel on the tongue. And aftertaste of bourbon barrel lingers.

We paired this wine with pork tenderloin and it was exquisite!
— 12 days ago

Alex, leon and 2 others liked this

Stanford

J. Lohr Cardinal Classic Pinot Noir 2013

This was SO good. Decanted for about an hour but so complex, nice fruit but still dry, really nice aftertaste. I would SO buy this! This is cabernet sauvignon, stanford cardinal rule, governor's selection. — 5 days ago

Nik Pegasus

Mystic Pearl Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Central Coast in California. Showing blackberries, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, oak, vanilla, plums, black cherries and light vegetables.

Dry on the palate and fruit forward.

Full bodied with medium acidity and a nice mouthfeel.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins.

Still young, but already enjoyable, even by itself. Will age nicely in the next 5 years.

Good right out of the bottle and better with some airtime.

Spicy and tangy. Tasty and easy drinking with mild complexity.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.m by the pool.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$43.
— 2 days ago

Dawn, Jason and 15 others liked this

Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection Aged in Rye Barrels Monterey County Red Blend 2015

This is the best bottle of $12 red wine I have ever had. Super smooth dark fruit of plum, black cherry and blackberry. A real winner. — 2 days ago

Mike liked this