Monterey County, Central Coast

La Marea

Kristy Vineyard Albariño 2018

Jeremy Shanker
9.1

Cal-barino is one of the best values in the wine world right now. I think Ian Brand probably makes the best. — 3 days ago

Ryan, David and 10 others liked this

Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection Aged in Bourbon Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Nice oak and bourbon scents, combined with a full flavor, void of strong tannins. It is young and benefits from decanting. — 2 days ago

Concoxion

Monterey County Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Bourbon barrels were delish, let it breathe 10 minutes and it paired nicely with my Hillstone Chopped Chicken Salad. — 12 days ago

Nick liked this

Carmel Road

Monterey Pinot Noir 2016

Nose is charred fruit. On the palate, dark cherry, more charred fruit, minerals and sweet oak. A classic Monterey pinot at a great price point. — 3 days ago

Mer Soleil

Reserve Monterey County - Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay

Golden color, buttery, and cedar nose, delicate honeysuckle. Lovely complement to a meal with curry. — 5 days ago

H.B, Deked1 and 9 others liked this
H.B Treadway

H.B Treadway

Who’s Curry?
Vanessa D

Vanessa D

@H.B Treadway a long-distance friend in town for the night. She spiced up the evening with her friendly, at times heated, banter.

Sea Smoke

Southing Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2007

Shay A
8.9

Wednesday Wine Committee hosted by Dan. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. Tasted blind as usual.

Seemed over the hill to me. Little bit of burnt rubber on the nose, which took me to South African Cabernet or Chinon. Not much acidity. Good bit of pepper. Old black cherry. Not sure how common this is for the vintage.
— 5 days ago

Jeff MeyerDan Fitzgerald
with Jeff and Dan
Eric, Ryan and 17 others liked this

Love Salt

Santa Barbara County Dolcetto 2012

Light, bright, and delicious! Softly tart cherry and licorice across the palate. Just what I wanted with the pizza and pasta dishes at Love & Salt! Bravo! The photo shows the 2012 magnum, but I had the 2016 in the glass. — 4 days ago

H.B, Bill and 4 others liked this

Longford Estate

Vintage Reserve Monterey County Pinot Noir Rosé 2017

Fruit forward, with ripe strawberries up front, a delicious rose. Not too sweet, I hasten to add, as after the fruit we have a rich minerality - is minerality a word? Oh bother, anyway, the citrusy finish lingers pleasantly, right up to the next sip. This could go on and on. — 3 days ago

Erin Toth
with Erin

Lieu Dit

Santa Barbara County Rosé of Pinot Noir 2017

An enchanting pink of the palest complexion. Strawberries, watermelon, sugar, and dried roses on the nose. I expected a more than above average Rosé from these guys but this is a bit special. Light bodied, almost ethereal in nature, there’s plenty of nice acidity and a graceful mouthfeel. The sweetness provides good balance with the acidity. On the palate, there’s very pleasant stone minerality, more exuberant citrus fruit, and cinnamon. A touch of tart apple on the medium finish. Really, really nice stuff. — 3 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Very nice photo and review! Cheers!
Willie Carter

Willie Carter

@Trixie Thank you! I won’t lie, I am proud of this shot

Bonny Doon Vineyard

Ca' del Solo Monterey County Malvasia Bianca 2018

A fun summer wine great with chicken on the grill. Melon fragrance. June 2019. — 15 days ago