Monterey, Central Coast

Iron Side Cellars

Reserve Monterey Pinot Noir 2016

Color isn’t like Pinot at all with shades of purple. Nose of nice berries and leather, a bit tobacco leaves, and definite strength of alcohol. Taste is quite sweet like berry jam, hint of citrus peel, maybe a bit vanilla. Aftertaste of a bit hotness from alcohol and bittersweet zest. A straightforward tasting experience but a bit boring and a bit too sweet. — 17 days ago

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Monterey Malvasia Bianca 2012

Complex and textual. Bright, slightly musty and skinsy with plenty of saline tangy to keep you comin back for more. 👌🏽👍🏼 — 12 days ago

Sine Qua Non

Five Shooter Grenache

“Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid” (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe). I’m pretty sure Manfred took Wolfgang’s advice and that’s why I absolutely love the man. Vintage after vintage, wine after wine, pure perfection. Manfred’s wines demand your attention. Manfred’s wines stimulate your senses. Manfred’s wines force you to think. Manfred’s wines make you smile. It just doesn’t get any better! (That’s big Ivan in the background. Love and miss that big guy.) — 8 days ago

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Bill Bender

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Peggy Hadley

Peggy Hadley

Oh man. We have the Queen of Hearts in cellar
Roman Sukley

Roman Sukley

That’s one I do not have @Peggy Hadley


Monterey County Pinot Noir

The label I just photographed says its a zin yet everyone here is calling it a pinot noir, as is the app. The funny thing is that it does taste like more a pinot noir than a zin, label and bottle shape notwithstanding. I lucked out in this case because it was really a pinot that I wanted in the first place. Limited on this occasion to one nearby grocery store and one liquor store which really focuses more on ctaft beer than wine, this zinfandel was about the only red that met my standards of label, origin and price. — a day ago

Hahn Winery

Monterey Pinot Noir 2016

Rich and coats the mouth, not too sweet and slightly alcoholic. $13 from golden eagle. — 9 days ago

Mark West

Black Monterey County Pinot Noir

Lori K

Tasted the Mark West Midnight against the Mark West Pinot Noir. Both were wonderful, and the Midnight was the clear favorite. However for the $3.00 per bottle increase the normal Pinot will be our choice because to us tasting them blind, side-by-side it was not a big enough difference. The Midnight has wonderful smoked cherry flavor with a touch of peppery spice. Truly a taste treat! The bodied was a bit fuller with a deeper color than the standard Pinot from MW. — 14 days ago

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District 7 Wines

Estate Grown Monterey Pinot Noir 2015

Well balanced and medium bodied as a good Pinot should be. — 5 days ago

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La Petite Grace Monterey Pinot Noir 2013

Full bodied Pinot with a beautiful nose of black cherry and chocolate. Well structured and drinking even better the second day. — 10 days ago

Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Oaky and dark fruits on the nose when you first crack it. Vanilla notes come out as it decants. Dark fruits and boozy on the tongue. Finishes with soft silly tannins and oak - easy to drink. — a day ago

Chalone Vineyard

Estate Bottled Chalone Chardonnay 2014

Smoked citrus and crushed rock on the nose. Underripe fruit, limestone and wood on the palate that comes across with great balance. High quality wine given the price point. — 7 days ago

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