Wines from Arroyo Seco

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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)
90
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J. Lohr 2002 Arroyo Vista Vineyard Chardonnay (Arroyo Seco)

  1. $25
Long in candied lime, papaya and buttered toast flavors, this lovely sipper is also crisp in acids. All the fruit drinks clean and minerally pure, like mountain water.  — S.H.  (5/1/2005)
90
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La Crema 2012 Chardonnay (Arroyo Seco)

  1. $30
Made in a drier, tarter style than the winery’s Russian River bottling, this Chard favors elegance over opulence. It’s streamlined and crisp, with subtle notes of green apples, kumquats and honey, gently touched by smoky oak.  — S.H.  (6/1/2014)
90
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The Mission 2011 Chardonnay (Arroyo Seco)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $20
This tastes bone dry, with cleansing acidity and firm minerality. It offers subtle layers of green apples, figs and tropical fruits, plus an edge of sweet vanilla.  — S.H.  (4/1/2013)
90
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McIntyre Vineyards 2007 Mission Ranch Pinot Noir (Arroyo Seco)

  1. $36
This little appellation in the Salinas Valley is on an upswing with Pinot Noir, as evidenced by this fine bottling. It’s rich, as you’d expect from the perfect 2007 vintage, and well balanced, with the cherry, raspberry, cola and spice flavors bracketed by crisp acidity and smooth tannins. Probably not an ager, but a wine to watch.  — S.H.  (5/1/2011)
90
points

La Rochelle 2009 Mark's Vineyard Pinot Gris (Arroyo Seco)

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  1. $24
Brilliant, mouthwatering acidity marks this refreshingly clean wine. It’s very ripe, showing pineapple and lemon sour candy, papaya, green melon and vanilla spice flavors. Straddles the border between bone dry and just off-dry, although the honeyed sweetness might not show up officially. Great with Thai, Vietnamese and Asian-fusion fare.  — S.H.  (2/1/2011)
90
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Wente 2007 Reliz Creek Pinot Noir (Arroyo Seco)

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  1. $25
Few Pinots at this price are this nice to drink so soon. The wine is dry and elegant, crisp and silky, offering deep flavors of cherries, raspberries, cola, cinnamon spice and sweet, smoky oak.  — S.H.  (2/1/2011)
90
points

Mercy 2008 Chardonnay (Arroyo Seco)

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  1. $22
Good price for an upscale Chardonnay this rich and interesting. It’s oaky, with vanilla and buttered toast flavors, but the underlying pineapple and Meyer lemon fruit easily supports the wood, while brisk, refreshing acidity provides balance.  — S.H.  (8/1/2010)
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