Monterey County, Central Coast

Talbott

Cuvée Audrey Diamond T Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Soft orchard fruits with good minerality. Got even better as the night went on. Solid 92+, maybe a 93. — 10 days ago

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Liquid Farm

SBC Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2016

All these guys do is make delicious, pretty wines. Medium burgundy color with light ruby undertones in the glass. Definitely needs some decent decanting. Ripe red fruits, fresh, fragrant herbs, and rose petals on the nose. This is an almost perfectly balanced Pinot, with nice complexity and depth. Restrained and elegant, there’s a nice level of complexity here that you’re just not going to find in most California Pinots. And as elegant as I say it is, she still has plenty of dirty funk going on. Beautiful cranberries, tart cherries, and tobacco smoke absolutely shine on the palate. White pepper, forest floor, and a bit of cinnamon play along, as well. Good length on the finish with peppered vanilla. I love these Santa Barbara wines. I really love these Liquid Farm wines. Outstanding stuff. — 9 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Delicate clover makes your photo beautiful. Lovely review. 🍷
Willie Carter

Willie Carter

@Trixie Thank you so much for your words. I really appreciate them

Tensley

Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah 2016

Shay A
9.2

Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds.

Jammy! It actually smelled carbonic? Surprising. Dark and baked fruit without being dense with rich meats/bacon at the finish. I guessed this as Cali Syrah with French oak. Thanks
@Will Adams
— 5 days ago

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Montoya Vineyards

Monterey County Pinot Noir 2016

Light and less full bodied than a cab. Really delicious. Fruity and lighter colored. — a day ago

Scheid Vineyards

Estate Merlot 2014

Not your typical big, dark red Merlot. Characteristics of a Pinot, but truly surprisingly great. — 5 days ago

The Other Guys

Moobuzz Monterey Pinot Noir 2015

Very impressive in a Pommardian style - also reminded me some Williamette Valley Pinot - had quite a few of the secondary aromas you get from really good Pinot: forest floor, black tea, sassafras, licorice, some subtle spice, mushroom (savory) & copious amounts of cherry/strawberry/rhubarb. Well balanced - light to medium bodied, damn near elegant and really impressive quality vis-a-vis $ — 18 days ago

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Diatom

Bar-M Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Ron R
9.3

A point of reference is useful... this crushes the Morlet, and at $23 it’s a case but.
Pristine, focused and lifted. RP nailed the notes and rating. Loads of pears and flowers on the nose and palate. Beautiful delineation and acidity. Trust me on this - you won’t be disappointed.
— a day ago

P, Shay and 25 others liked this
Hugh O'Riordan

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Never heard of this wine
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Seek it out, @Hugh O'Riordan. It’s superb fir the shekels!

Garnet Vineyards

Monterey County Pinot Noir 2012

Tart sweet cherry and Dr. Pepper. Decent qpr at $22 a few years ago. — 13 days ago

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Gainey Vineyard

Santa Barbara County Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2016

This afternoon I have opened the 2016 Gainey Vineyard Santa Barbara County Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. The Gainey Vineyard has been around since 1962 and has been producing wonderful wines since then.

On the nose there is strawberry, raspberry, cherry cola, rosemary, herbal and vegetal notes, slight hint of vanilla and oak with an earthy undertone.

On the palate there is cherry, raspberry, plum, clove, spice, light oak, lavender and an earthy backbone.

This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity and medium to + fine tannin that leads into a medium long fruit and earthy finish. I hope everyone has had a wonderful long weekend and are ready to get back to the grind. Please be safe and enjoy the short work week. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 14 days ago

P, Kirk and 15 others liked this

Seaglass Wine

Monterey County Rosé Blend 2018

Nice crisp, dry (but not too dry) rose. From Costco - but this again! — 2 days ago