Villa Maria

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022

This IS Santa Barbara County Pinot! First taste was a big burst of fruit. Not too sweet, not simple and unsophisticated, not a jammy Zin bomb, mind you. Instead, more like a zing of bright, pure, winey fruit. Remarkable and memorable. We had the 2022 vintage in a magnum bottle so perhaps that helped preserve its freshness and purity. We enjoyed this Big Mama at the Palm Restaurant in downtown LA, celebrating my daughter Rachel’s graduation from UCLA Law School. Congratulations, Rachel! — 9 days ago

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Au Bon Climat

La Bauge Au-Dessus Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Some single vineyard Pinot from the man himself. Great old world style with beautiful bouquet and earth notes. — 2 months ago

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Cambria Estate Winery

Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Delicious, quaffable, red berries, earth, herbs, and wet stone. — 7 days ago

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Block 8 Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

Cherry, Raspberry, strawberry aromas with a touch of sage. Red cherries on the palate with a medium tannins. I think will benefit from a bit more cellar time. — 3 days ago

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Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay 2020

Medium lemon color, aromas of stone and citrus fruits with floral and mineral notes,
aged for 15 months in 64% new oak, rest in neutral oak. On the palate flavors of apple and pear with citrus wrapped in a nutty texture. Medium+ finish, lively acidity, ending with fruit, spice and savory citrus character.
— a month ago

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Cambria Estate Winery

Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

Monica drink 3 glasses before I had 2! Very smooth and buttery. Went great with shrimp scampi pasta. — 2 months ago

Caretaker Wines

Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2022

Closer to the Reds I'm currently liking right now (Pommard), but perhaps more on the over-ripe side, especially after it's been opened for a day. It's definitely jammy strawberries, with some dark ripe plums, acidity (location and soils - shale, limestone and sandy loam), dance-ability and fun on the palate right after opening. More cherry and oak notes after 24 hours but overall something that goes really well with food (heirloom tomatoes and burrata, white and pink pasta sauces). When I saw Santa Maria Valley I knew I'd like this wine and I would definitely buy this again! — 9 days ago

Lieu Dit

Santa Maria Valley Melon de Bourgogne 2023

From VintEdge here in Somerville. More ocean-y than I remember, then that melon hits… mmmmm 🍈 — 8 days ago

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Bien Nacido Hillside Estate Syrah 2016

2016 vintage. Last tasted 1.14.24 (9.4). Ripped through the last two bottles. Medium/medium-heavy body. Still plenty of meaty/gamey qualities afoot but undergoing potty training and getting domesticated. Just starting to get cultured and “pretty.” 4.12.24. — a month ago

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