Monterey County, Central Coast

Bluewing Vineyards

Monterey County Chardonnay 2018

Star bright yellow gold. Abundant nose of yellow apple and banana. Full-bodied palate yields buttered baked apple and banana, all of which is wrapped around a firm (medium plus) backbone of acidity. Amazing balance in this California Chardonnay that’s made for the table. Lobster, roasted poultry, vegetable casseroles, seafood, cream sauces; all will pair wonderfully. Drink now through 2023. — 14 days ago

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Byron C Mayes

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This is a Rodney Strong label, btw.

Samuel Louis Smith

Montanita de Oro Pinot Noir 2018

Montanita de Oro. Cola and floral nose. Tart cherry, Rooibos tea, herbs and cinnamon. Needs some time to age and soften. Nice! — 13 hours ago

Toad Hollow

Monterey County Pinot Noir 2017

John B
9.0

Great. Dark fruit flavors. Perfect Pinot for a summer night — 7 days ago

Estancia

Monterey County Pinot Noir 2017

Smooth and silky. Aromas of red cherry and flavors of black pepper and red licorice. Great with pasta in red sauce. — 8 days ago

Robert Mondavi Winery

Private Selection Aged in Bourbon Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Love this. Tons of flavour. Vanilla, brown sugar, toasted oak. Pairs well with food but also great on its own. — 2 days ago

Andrew Murray

Roasted Slope Vineyard Syrah 2018

The salute to the Rhône region is obvious - while the fruit is great (dark plum) the front of this wine is roasted meat. Also 8% Viognier is a great touch. If you can visit this winery in Santa Barbara! Ask for Andre - super cool guy. — 4 days ago

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Joyce Vineyards

Pinot Noir Submarine Canyon 2015

Nice bottle by the pool — 12 days ago

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Union Sacré

Elsass Kick On Ranch Vineyard Dry Riesling 2019

We went camping close to Los Olivos, CA ⛺️. But the goal was also to visit Union Sacre in Paso Robles on our way to Big Sur. And lucky for us we tasted with a Frenchmen XAVIER ARNAUDIN the winemaker all by ourselves. This guy is a lot of fun! All his whites were excellent and this Riesling is a standout! 20$. Rich 12.4% plenty of acid for balance. Quite herbaceous, tart and salty you almost taste the Santa Barbara sea breeze coming through. Honey melon Meyer lemon hint of mandarine waxy. Some Pro? gave this a 8.5 I cannot agree. For a Cali Riesling this is unique and better than most Tautomers. Highly recommended I will buy more and left with a case of whites when I left the tasting room - a winemaker to watch! — 3 days ago

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Le P'tit Paysan

Jack's Hill Monterey County Chardonnay 2017

Robin Gerber
9.3

This is an incredible bang for your buck! So many similar characteristics to Chablis. — 19 days ago

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Banyan

Monterey County Gewürztraminer 2018

Florals, kumquat, lychee, salinity, light style @ 11.6% great QPR — a month ago

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