Villa Maria

Qupé

Bien Nacido Hillside Estate Syrah 2011

From magnum. 1st day was all about high toned red fruit, herb, secondary characteristics. Now the plum and berry are emerging on day 2 and I’m enjoying it much more. Has more life in it. 13% alcohol. Vinous 92. — 3 days ago

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Jason and Jennie

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@Scott Rose my first one. Definitely will look out for more.
Scott Rose

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@Jason and Jennie Qupé founder Bob Lundquist sold the winery in 2018 and is doing his thing now under the Verdad & Lindquist Family Wines name in the same area. Haven’t had any of the recent Qupé wines and only 4-5 of Bob’s newer wines since the sale.
Scott Rose

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@ Jason and Jennie If you liked that Qupé Syrah, I’d check out Ojai Vineyards Syrahs for more Syrah goodness.

Paul Lato

"The Prospect" Sierra Madre Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

A lovely clove and raspberry, maybe some stone. Very nice acidity. My third pinot noir from Paul Lato Wines. The best: still "The Prospect". But maybe in three years... — 8 days ago

Qupé

Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Syrah 2002

Bretty but good. And could almost fool you for Northern Rhone — 9 days ago

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Au Bon Climat

Hildegard Estate Bottled Santa Maria Valley White Blend 2016

N:Unripe apricots, lemon zest, Chamomile, pears, sea shells, meringue,
P:Boston cream donuts, Honeydew.. very ripe, Nice acidity on the finish.
A marvel. R.I.P. Jim Clendenen.
There’s a Granny Smith like cling to the finish.
— 13 days ago

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Timbre Winery

Lead Vocals Pinot Noir 2016

Very good. Just off nutty. — 7 days ago

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Brewer-Clifton

Santa Maria Hills Pinot Noir 2018

Exciting to try this famous Pinot. Layers of cherry and red fruit. Nice acidity. — 7 days ago

Presqu'ile Winery

Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

2017 — Lighter style, needs time. Very good now with potential ahead. Love their chard for the $$$. Really like this producer. — 14 days ago

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La Pelle Wines

Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay 2019

Ron R
9.5

Piercing, riveting, focused. What a brilliant inaugural vintage. Nectarine overload. Bright acidity with some delicate spices. Burgundy in Cali. Loved it. — 18 days ago

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Scott Rose

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Pretty high score for a Santa Maria Valley Chard and I'm a fanboy for the area for Burgundian, Italian and Rhône varietals more than most. Will def be keeping an eye out for this one on wine lists on the next visit up.
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@Scott Rose, try Acme in Cali. They have it.
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I purchased direct from La Pelle. They may still have some…

Lieu Dit

Santa Maria Valley Melon de Bourgogne 2019

So good! With briny oysters. — 2 days ago

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Eric Urbani

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@Jeff Christner great producer! Try their other lineup if you haven’t already. Amazing QPR

Clendenen Family Vineyards

"The Pip" Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Like a delicate, flowery and acidic burgundy. Really quite nice. RIP Jim! — 12 days ago