Monterey County, Central Coast

Maudiere

Millennium Brut Reserve 1983

Alex Lallos
9.6

What a unicorn. So did you know this was made by the great chef de caves ‘maudiere’ of @dom perignon and harveates from Monterey county grapes In 1983. It was only discourged and bottled recently. Only en magnum. Our buddy fred dame bought them all and presented one tonight. Alright, not ethereal, definitely a treat with a cool story.
Monterey baby!!!!! Thanks Fred and go GWC
— a month ago

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Franciscan

Monterey County Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Joe G
9.0

Monterey county California, Cabernet Sauvignon. Cherry bomb. Medium acid and light tannins. — 2 days ago

Longford Estate

Monterey County Pinot Noir 2019

Easy drinking. Earthy, bottle says oak spice. — 9 days ago

Morgan

Metallico Un-Oaked Chardonnay 2002

Really enjoyed this. Crisp and refreshing — 4 days ago

Jason, Dawn and 3 others liked this

Chalone Vineyard

Estate Bottled Chalone Chardonnay 2016

Honey-hued. Aromas of almond, apple, butter, cream, minerals, pear, salt, toast, and vanilla. Medium-plus body with medium acidity. Smooth mouthfeel with a finish of minerals. Exemplary California Chardonnay: not super oaky with complexity. Outstanding value (under $10) for a well-known producer from Grocery Outlet. — 8 days ago

Sandlands

San Benito County Mataro 2018

In anticipation of the 2019 fall release of Sandlands, I figured I should open something from my 2018 allocation. The fruit from the San Benito Mataro was sourced from the Enz Vineyard which, I believe is the only active vineyard in the Lime Kiln Valley AVA. However, the Enz vineyard has some of the oldest vines in all of California . I have found that Sandlands Mataro benefit from significant air and this was no exception. In the glass, the wine is bright ruby with a flashy magenta rim; medium viscosity. On the nose, lingonberries, cranberries, red flowers and black pepper. It actually smells spicy. On the palate, again tart red berries with some black pepper. Super primary at this stage with sneaky tannins (medium) that seem to build over time. Acid is high and the somewhat bitter finish is loaded with minerals. Ultimately, this wine is bright and full of energy; a beautiful pairing with Spanish chicken and rice. Really good now but I think the best is yet to come. — 14 days ago

Severn, Peter and 8 others liked this

Bargetto

Monterey County Pinot Grigio 2019

Gold color with amber hue. Really good Pinot Grigio from The Santa Cruz Mountains. Citrus, candied fruit with some guava.

🥇 89 points - Wilfred Wong
— 21 days ago

Tom, Anthony and 7 others liked this

Mer Soleil

Reserve Monterey County - Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay 2018

Tribute to my momma, summer, and reconnecting *in person* with beloved companion. Rich and delicious yet not heavy on the tongue. Fresh, bright. Lovely. (And we don’t usually like Chardonnay). — 10 days ago

Madeleine

L'Arsouille Chenin Blanc 2015

Dull florals creamy, valley floor south county fruit does not reach the height of other vintages — 8 days ago

Chloe Wine Collection

San Lucas Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Really really good! Reminds me of a homewood — 11 days ago