Villa Maria

J. Wilkes

Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay 2017

Delectable Wine
9.1

Lemon peel, tangerine, flowers and chamomile all grace the exquisite, creamy, vivid 2017 Chardonnay from J. Wilkes. Beautifully layered yet also light on its feet, with tons of Santa Maria character, the 2017 is a winner. Best of all, this absolutely delicious Chardonnay is a remarkable value. $22.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2019) — 14 days ago

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Presqu'ile Winery

Presqu'ile Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Lush dark cherry flavor and spice/balsam/incense that is precise in a coastal fog moderated taut package. 12.7% and drained it — 17 days ago

Diana Cho
with Diana
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Clendenen Family Vineyards

Punta Exclamitiva Santa Maria Valley Nebbiolo 2010

Vibrant acidity, strong vanilla spice, strawberries and cherries. Disappointing lack of structure for a Nebbiolo. — 4 days ago

Rachel Dunn
with Rachel

Jaffurs Wine Cellars

Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah 2011

Really a superb bottle with lots of dark fruit and a long finish. Well balanced with mellowing of tannins and still with some nice acidity. Love Jaffurs Bien Nacido. — 13 days ago

Diatom

Q Katherine's Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay 2017

Nice 2017 @Ron R
A refreshing Chardonnay, pop & pour, not complex nor overly sweet.
Jeb 94, can’t disagree
— 10 days ago

Eric, Shay and 16 others liked this
Ron R

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach, what did you pay for this? The M Bar is super!!!

Clos Solene

En Coulisse Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay 2016

Best Chardonnay I’ve had from Paso, definitely needs a decant — 14 days ago

Steve, Daniel and 22 others liked this

Solomon Hills

Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Medium ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, blackberry, ripe mulberry, mushroom, wet earth, funky mineral; dry, medium plus acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, mulberry, mushroom, forest floor; medium plus finish, concentrated ripe fruit flavors, but very well balanced, outstanding — 15 days ago

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Liquid Farm

Bien Bien Santa Maria Chardonnay

A favorite winery of mine... This one needs a little more bottle age, or a splash decant... A muted nose opened to crisp honeycomb apple, ginger root, and a toasty brioche character. Feels like bit of lees influence too. Round, layered, and soft on the palate with yellow apple, pear and melon rind. Bright acidity shines on the mid-palate with a limestone crouch to the finish. Hold this for a few more years. — a day ago

Au Bon Climat

Estate Bottled Hildegard White Blend 2017

Fab blend of pinot blanc, Pinot Gris and aligote — 13 days ago

Eric, Kirk and 12 others liked this
David L

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For the money, these wines are terrific.
Arden Barnett

Arden Barnett

Had this wine at a west coast “burgundy” tasting a few weeks back... terrific!

Clendenen Family Vineyards

The Second Coming Le Bon Climat Viognier 2015

This 2015 is just gorgeous — 11 days ago

Eric, P and 15 others liked this