The SOMM Journal Gives Classic Scores to Central Coast Wines
We are humbled to be the recipient of some exceptional scores from the trade publication The SOMM Journal for their upcoming June/July issue. The SOMM Journal and its sister publication, The Tasting Panel, are the widest circulated trade publications tailored to the wine and hospitality industries and have an international audience.
Meridith May, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief for The SOMM Journal, personally selects which wineries are featured and tastes through the wines.
All rated wines are currently available in limited quantities.
2018 Garys’ Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands
“Distinctly brighter in its leaner frame than some other Garys’ Vineyard wines we’ve tasted, this wine does express its own kind of intensity, without a doubt. Tart cranberry, spiced pomegranate, and chaparral play a part, but streamlined texture is key to its stage presence. Aged 18 months in 100% French oak.” Meridith May, The SOMM Journal
2018 Doctor’s Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands
“Focused and linear compared to the Garys’-grown wine. Fruit and acid rise to the top of the mouth while mocha-kissed pomegranate-rhubarb jam spreads across the palate.” Meridith May, The SOMM Journal
2018 Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay
“Also Burgundian in style, this white is stark, clean and edgy after 11 months of aging in French oak. Its high-impact acidity ties into notes of lemon wedge and vanilla cream–topped Asian pear.” Meridith May, The SOMM Journal
2018 Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay
“If any California Chardonnay stands out as Burgundian, this one does. Elegantly framed with gingerbread and jasmine, its textural sophistication is undeniably stunning. Orange peel and salted white peach adorn the finish.” Meridith May, The SOMM Journal
2019 Cuvée Los Gatos Chardonnay
“The taste of buttered popcorn is mouth-coating, with a touch of lemon drop and basil. We love the delicately balanced finish of toasty oak: like melon-washed cedar.” Meridith May, The SOMM Journal