Monterey County, Central Coast

Bridlewood Estate Winery

Monterey County Pinot Noir 2017

Color of cranberry juice with a bit of purple hue on the rim. Nose of fresh cranberry, plum, some vanilla, however nose fades away a bit too fast. Taste is quite pleasing, with subtle sweetness, zesty, cranberry, tinkling on the tongue, and some spice at the end. Very easygoing. Aftertaste of some more bittersweet zest, sweetness, vanilla flavor, spice, and medium long. Kind of crowd pleaser. — 5 days ago

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Cannery Row

Ocean Breeze Monterey County Pinot Noir

An absolute dream. It smells like it wants to go to a campfire. — 2 days ago

Jaffurs Wine Cellars

Santa Barbara County Syrah 2016

A blend of 80% Syrah, 10% Petite Sirah, 5% Grenache, and 5% Mourvèdre, aromas of big ripe fruits with herb pepper spice. On the palate fresh fruit flavors with cherry and plum flavors with sweet notes of cacao, licorice and toasty oak tones. Fine tannins, vivid acidity, medium length ending rich with smoky spice. Very nice! Tasting Sample! — 11 days ago

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Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2016

After Jim Clendenen graduated with a pre-law degree in ’76, he was assistant winemaker at Zaca Mesa Winery for the 1978 harvest, and in 1981 he pulled a “triathlon” and handled three harvests in one year as Jim worked crush and directed the harvest at wineries in Australia and France. Small crop, early ripening with concentrated fruit, aromas of tropical fruits and toasty notes. On the palate fresh pineapple and pear with oak tones, a bit creamy, almost buttery, a bit overdone, but still a good value. Medium finish with a round mouthfeel and bits of mineral on the ending. Tasting Sample. — 5 days ago

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Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection Aged in Bourbon Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon

Nice and smooth. Vanilla. Does not taste like a typical cab — 7 hours ago

Cima Collina

Palisades Pinot Noir 2013

Monterey County showing its stuff. Medium. Restrained. — 5 days ago

Sanguis

Misfit Syrah Blend 2015

Always a proprietary blend, in 2015 winemaker Mattias Pippig has composed the 'Misfit' using Syrah with Grenache, Cabernet Franc, Petite Syrah and Viognier. Inky and dense in the glass, the wine slowly yields intense aromas of mocha, Asian spice, crème de cassis and damp earth aromatics that all build in the glass. The palate shows sensational weight and texture, while the Viognier adds some floral tones on the mid-palate. Dense dark fruits connect with coffee grounds and creosote flavors as it displays a sensational combination of weight and poise. An absolutely fabulous wine, this should continue to evolve beautifully for over a decade. Drink 2019-2035- 94 — 10 days ago

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Cloudfall

Monterey County Sauvignon Blanc

Tastes so fresh with a hint of honey at the finish. — 14 hours ago

La Marea

Kristy Vineyard Albariño 2018

Lime pith, ripe pear notes on the exuberant nose.... but the weight on the palate is impressive. Textured, waxy, lively acidity and a long almost saline finish. This is a food wine that can hold its own with Asian or Mediterranean cuisine and slice through the richness and complexity to make its own statement. An impressive introduction to Ian Brand and a stunning value. Kudos! — a month ago

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