Arroyo Seco Vineyards


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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • More flavor, less grapes – that's the verdict on California's 2014 harvest. Recent numbers released by the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service  predict that California's 2014 harvest numbers will be down eight percent, falling to 3.9 million tons.   “The California grape crop was reported to be earlie... Read More

    From the article Wine Institute: California May Have Trifecta of Great Vintages


  • Sandlands, the new Tegan Passalacqua project, released today with an interesting mix of varieties at very reasonable pricing. Low production, 1-4 barrels of each so allocations were low. Got me a mixed 8pk of 6 wines. Should have them in time to have a couple opened for the Syrah offline 2010 Carignane Contra Costa County1 barrel produced The vi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Liver what? It’s that great wine region you’ve never heard of. Less than an hour from San Francisco. A growing wine scene based on a century and a half of history. Great climate, friendly people, tasting rooms that are not filled to capacity with people you don’t want to be rubbing shoulders with. You know, one of those regions that is truly up ... Read More

    From the article Looking at Livermore


  • Wente Vineyards Reliz Creek Pinot Noir Arroyo Seco 2010

    Snoothrank:

    Very Pinot on the nose with black cherry, earth, and a nice shading of oak, over a little rhubarb and herb. Opening with lovely spice on the palate this is soft and gentle yet moderately intense on the palate with lots of a raspberry and cherry. The style that recalls Pinot from an earIier time, Attractive clarity on the palate with nice mineral... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • It’s a great thing when things just come together. Earlier this year I had planned a trip to California to do some tasting but it had to be postponed. When I went to reschedule I noticed a thread in the Snooth Forum  that was looking for people to join in a West Coast Pinot Noir Throw Down. I wasn’t sure what exactly that entailed but I am alway... Read More

    From the article $25 to $35 Pinot Noir


  • Wente Vineyards Reliz Creek Pinot Noir Arroyo Seco 2010

    Snoothrank:

    Maybe we got a bad bottle -- but this tasted like a cross between port and maneschevitz. High alcohol content and dense. Really surprising in a bad way. Read More

    Wine review by jfadgen


  • Wente Chardonnay Riva Ranch Arroyo Seco Monterey 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Love at this price point. Our go to Chard on any night. Read More

    Wine review by 3wildmonkies


  • Wente Vineyards Riesling Arroyo Seco Riverbank 2012

    Snoothrank:

    floral, spice, subtle petrol aromas; honey, melon, green apple, underlying citrus flavors; luscious mouthfeel, well-balanced, nice acidity on finish. Music and Wente wines pairing suggestion was The Kin, but for me, Liz Phair. Read More

    Wine review by Kovas 50 States Of Wine


  • Ventana Vineyards Chardonnay Arroyo Seco 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Very nice Monterey chardonnay. Light and crisp with decent acidity. Not overly complex but a very pleasant mid-week wine that is not overly oaked or too buttery. Just a very good inexpensive chard - great QPR. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Wente Vineyards Riesling Arroyo Seco Riverbank 2012

    Snoothrank:

    The wine has a beautiful golden color with a nose of sweet apricot jam. Well-balanced acidity with a round buttery aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by MetteinCoMo


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