Arroyo Seco, Central Coast

J. Lohr

Riverstone Arroyo Seco / Monterey Chardonnay 2019

Delicious! Tastes more like a light, semi-funky, semi-dry cider fan a chardonnay. — 21 days ago

J. Lohr

October Night Arroyo Seco Chardonnay 2016

v16. Drinking very well. Soft vanilla nose. Buttery baked apple and honey fruit. Full, round, oaky finish. Nicely balanced — 2 months ago

Talley Vineyards

Rosemary's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005

It’s been a while since the last bottle of this year, and those years made a difference! Cherries mellowed, allowing minerals to become more prominent. An elegant, but still approachable bottle to start the evening. — 7 days ago

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Laetitia

Les Galets Pinot Noir

Wonderfully perfumed and rich eight year-old Central Coast Pinot Noir, with fruit, acid, tannins and earth in harmonious balance. Got better as the night went on, and the leftover half bottle the next day was great—soft and approachable yet complex and delicious interesting. Rather Old World, I would say. Enjoyed the 204 vintage with Livarot cheese and an artisanal country loaf. Magnifique! — a month ago

Paul Lato

Done & Done Talley Rincon Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Shay A
9.3

I’m between a 92-93 here. Rounding up due to potential.

A producer I’ve had a few times over the years that for some reason I didn’t explore, even though I always quite enjoyed them (chards and Pinots alike). I picked up a few random bottles from the winery to explore more, and was told to start with the offering as it’s easily accessible.

Down the middle style when it comes to Cali chard. Coastal (bright, sea spray, crystalline), but ripe (beautiful juicy orchard fruits). In the background there is a sweet lemon flair. Aromatics and palate match up, though it had some flinty reduction notes to blow off when opening. Profile wise, I’d say this is more soft and rounded than Ceritas, but not as powerful or bold as Aubert/Marcassin.
— 2 months ago

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Bonny Doon Vineyard

Le Cigare Blanc Roussanne Grenache Blanc

Fascinating. A lot of melon and earth. — 18 days ago

Wente Vineyards

Riva Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Very smooth with dark cherry notes. Lovely color — a month ago

Kinero

Talley Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

Very good and I wish I’d bought more 🤦🏻‍♂️ — a month ago

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Loring Wine Company

Spanish Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Takes a little while to open — 2 months ago

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