Monterey, Central Coast

Old Cannery Row

Raymond Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Bright yellow gold. Nose of baked quince and light butterscotch. Echoed on the full-bodied palate with a good backbone of medium plus acidity wrapped up inside. A rare bird in California Chardonnays in that it gives body, fruit, oak, and food-friendly freshness without overloading in any of them. I’m not always a fan of Wagner family works, but this under-the-radar Chardonnay is actually a good representation of the style. Good enough at regular price, but a steal when it’s on sale. Drink now through 2021. — 6 days ago

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La Crema

Saralee's Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

Crisp, refreshing strawberry on the nose, cranberry taste. — 3 days ago

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Estancia

Monterey County Pinot Noir 2017

AMS
9.0

At home over first delivery service! — 9 days ago

Le P'tit Paysan

Jack's Hill Monterey County Chardonnay 2016

Touch of butter and high acid. A downright delicious Chardonnay that’s also well balanced and layered. — 6 days ago

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Bonny Doon Vineyard

Ca' del Solo Monterey County Malvasia Bianca 2018

Explosive floral notes. Well balanced with citrus notes and great acidity! Really enjoyable wine — 9 days ago

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Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection Aged in Rum Barrels Monterey County Merlot 2017

Jammy flavors of plumb and blueberry. Run barrels add complex nuances of toasted coconut, molasses and rich vanilla. Consumed 4/2019. — 11 days ago

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Chalone Vineyard

Estate Grown Chardonnay 2015

Never heard of Chalone AVA until I tasted this Chard.
Stone fruit, citrus, honeysuckle, and light vanilla highlight the minerality. It’s almost like you can taste the limestone. Fresh and round palate with lush slightly salty finish.
This is really a fantastic bottle. Chalone Vineyard is the first winery in Monterey county and the only winery in the Chalone AVA. I guess when you have the AVA all by yourself, you better be good.
— 12 days ago

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Sine Qua Non

Entre Chien et Loup White Rhone Blend 2015

Anniversary dinner, part II (only one bottle on Tuesday in advance of seeing Hamilton...which was awesome, by the way). As always, with SQN we start at awesome and go from there. Incredibly complex wine - really remarkable, actually - but the wine seems a bit disjoint. My guess is that we’re catching it in transition, so if you have this in your cellar, I suggest holding off for 6 months or a year. Strong suspicion that it’s going to reemerge as a significantly better wine than just the great one we’re enjoying now! — 2 days ago

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The Other Guys

Moobuzz Monterey Chardonnay

Really nice. Funky nose, smooth, light, a bit peppery. — 2 days ago

De Loach Vineyards

Private Collection Central Coast Chardonnay 2017

I really enjoy an unoaked Chardonnay. This one went very well with a grilled pork loin and a nice evening breeze by the pool. — 3 days ago

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Such a peaceful and relaxing photo! Sounds lovely!🌴
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@Sharon B Sharon looks great Life is good Cheers 🍷