Tag Archives: Monterey

Morgan: 2017 Releases from Monterey and the Santa Lucia Highlands

Morgan is one of the Santa Lucia Highlands’ finest wineries. Year in and year out, it produces high quality wines at fair prices. The winery is owned and operated by veteran winemaker Dan Lee who has been crafting wine at … Continue reading

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J Lohr Vineyards New Releases from Paso Robles, Napa & Arroyo Seco

Jerry Lohr is one of the California Central Coast’s wine pioneers. He started planting vines in the Arroyo Seco region of Monterey County in 1972 and now has 900 acres of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and other varieties planted there.  In … Continue reading

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Morgan Winery: New 2016-2017 Releases from the Santa Lucia Highlands and Monterey

These are some new stunning releases from Morgan Winery in the Santa Lucia Highlands.   Owner and winemaker  Dan Lee is one of the finest winemakers in the AVA, and we have been big fans of his wines for many years.  … Continue reading

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New Releases from Wrath Vineyards 2013-2014

Wrath is among our favorite small family producers in Monterey.   Most of the wines are sourced from Wrath’s own 72-acre estate, San Saba, which produces fresh and crisp grapes from a cool site with little rainfall situated just below the … Continue reading

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Ventana Vineyards: New Releases from Arroyo Seco

We were pleased to have the opportunity recently to taste some of the new releases of  Ventana Vineyards with one of its owners,  Randy Pura,  Ventana is among the wineries  we visited  a couple of years ago when preparing Report … Continue reading

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Blair Estate: Chardonnay and Pinot Gris from Arroyo Seco

Blair Estate is a new micro estate established in the Arroyo Seco by the successful cattle rancher Jeffrey Blair.  His estate- Delfina’s Vineyard-sits on family-owned property located in the cool eastern end of the Arroyo Seco AVA, which is exposed … Continue reading

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Morgan Winery: New Releases from Monterey & the Santa Lucia Highlands

Morgan Winery is one of Monterey County’s finest wineries, producing a wide variety of high quality wines. Owner and winemaker Dan Lee and wife Donna Lee built this winery from the ground up starting in 1982. They are true pioneers … Continue reading

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De Tierra Vineyards: New Releases from Monterey

De Tierra is owned and operated by Tom Russell, one of California’s largest organic vegetable growers.  The winery is protected by Vindegard, a Star Wars type character that stands on the balcony of the winery to protect it from all … Continue reading

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Morgan Metalico: Unoaked Chardonnay from Monterey

As we stated in our Report # 10 on Unoaked Chardonnay, it’s a lot more difficult to make a good unoaked Chardonnay than it is an oaked one. Oaking adds complexity to Chardonnay and can mask or compensate for defects … Continue reading

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