Wines from Arroyo Seco

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McIntyre Vineyards 2011 Kimberly Merlot (Arroyo Seco)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $19

A real delight for its delicious drinkability, and a revelation for Monterey Merlot. Shows the acidity and varietal purity of the Arroyo Seco region, with intense plum and blackberry flavors balanced by a rich earthiness.

 — S.H.  (5/1/2013)
90
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J. Lohr 2008 Arroyo Vista Chardonnay (Arroyo Seco)

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  1. $25

Lots of acidity and dryness in this Chardonnay. It will strike some as austere and lean. But it’s fascinating in its citrus fruits and minerals, which seem to come from the stones of the Arroyo Seco. Oak influence adds much-needed notes of buttered toast. Gets better and better as it warms in the glass.

 — S.H.  (4/1/2011)
90
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Wente 2006 Reliz Creek Pinot Noir (Arroyo Seco)

  1. $25

A lovely Pinot Noir, polished and silky and dry. It’s structured in a light-bodied way and isn’t an ager, but appeals for its cherry, currant, cola, cotton candy and spice flavors.

 — S.H.  (2/1/2009)
90
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Carmel Road 2006 Chardonnay (Arroyo Seco)

  1. $35

Very ripe and new oaky, but the acidity is so vibrant, it provides that much-needed balanced kick. Flavorwise, this Chard is a blast of orange Slurpee, pineapple tart, vanilla crème brûlée and cinnamon spice. It sure is an easy wine to drink.

 — S.H.  (12/15/2008)
90
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Kendall-Jackson 2006 Highland Estates Seco Highlands Chardonnay (Arroyo Seco)

  1. $30

Here’s a floral, minerally wine, with wildflower, orange spice and honey aromas almost like a Viognier. In the mouth, it erupts in fruit so sweet, it’s almost like a dessert wine, with pineapple custard and lemon cream flavors. A little off-beat for a Chard, but very good.

 — S.H.  (7/1/2008)
90
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Kendall-Jackson 2005 Seco Highlands Estate Pinot Noir (Arroyo Seco)

  1. $35

A beautifully crisp Pinot, dry and silky and loaded with ripe cherry, raspberry, cola and Asian spice flavors. Tastes so opulent in fruit, yet has a subtle complexity leading to a long, spicy finish. This Pinot, from one of Monterey County’s top growing areas, is a sommelier’s dream.

 — S.H.  (6/1/2007)
90
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Cobblestone 2005 Chardonnay (Arroyo Seco)

  1. $29

Tastes superoaky, with a heavy layer of wood spice and butterscotchy char, but the underlying fruit is powerful enough to support it. The pineapple tart, peach custard and cinnamon flavors are crisp and juicy with acidity.

 — S.H.  (4/1/2007)
90
points

Ventana 2003 Due Amici Red (Arroyo Seco)

  1. $28

The best thing about this wine is the acid-tannin balance. Sure, it’s ripe in blackberry and blueberry jam and cocoa flavors, but so are plenty of other red wines. But it has a cool-climate structure that makes it impressive. The Sangiovese in this blend with Cabernet Sauvignon lends a peppery, meaty note.

 — S.H.  (12/15/2006)
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