Cantina Santa Maria La Palma


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. — 10 days ago

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Caretaker Wines

Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

Nice drinkable not too fruit bomb smooth 10$ Pinot from Trader Joe’s - would buy again! — 20 days ago

Presqu'ile Winery

Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay 2016

Beautifully balanced and restrained; new world citrus and orchard fruit with an old world sensibility — 2 months ago

Ira, Pooneet and 6 others liked this


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.
— 5 days ago

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Lieu Dit

Santa Maria Valley Melon de Bourgogne 2023

Delicious. Delicate, citrus, subtle brine, delicious with seafood, afternoon in the sun with an ocean breeze. — a month ago

Paul Lato

"Il Padrino" Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah 2021

Give this air. It is not pop and pour inho. Under rated since I did. Not even sure how this got pulled given the year. Mistake. — a month ago

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Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

How was the body? Über-light like the Pinots?
Norman Gennaro

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No but I wouldn’t call it traditional Syrah heavy. This was an mis-pull. Didn’t realize it was so young.

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Strong bodied, dark fruity tones, high alcohol content — 11 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. — a month ago

Bob, Ted and 7 others liked this

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. — a month ago

Cambria Estate Winery

Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Fruit forward, low tannins, easy drinking. — 2 months ago