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Martian Ranch and Vineyard

888.999.8406 Alisos Canyon Road
Los Alamos, CA 93440
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  • Albariño

    History of the grape: Legend has it that Cluny monks from Burgundy brought the parentage of the grape, either Rieslin...

  • Viognier

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

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Syrah

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

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Grenache Blanc

    History of the grape: Grenache Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Grenache Noir, more often referred to as just Gre...

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  • California, the land of sunshine, free spirits, and big wines. Right? Yes, of course, all that is true but today we are seeing that free spirited attitude change the paradigm for wine production. Some might say that we are witnessing a return to a different style of wine. Fresher, lower in alcohol and having more in common with wines produced se... Read More

    From the article The "New" California


  • I’ve already written up the Grenache based wines I tasted during my time in Santa Barbara, they can be found here: Grenache - The Next Pinot Noir?  so today I am focusing on most of the remaining wines that I tasted while in the region. I’ll save the few Pinots I Tasted for a Pinot round-up, which might surprise some folks. You see I went to San... Read More

    From the article The Wines of Santa Barbara


  • Martian Ranch Gravitas Tempranillo 2011

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  • Martian Ranch Gravitas Tempranillo 2011

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    25% new, then second, third and fourth passage barrels. A bit smoky on the nose with nuanced tobacco notes accenting a core of licorice topped blackberry fruit all framed by toasty wood spice. Rather, big and spicy in the mouth, this shows lovely ripe, sweet, black fruit, bright and tense, and rather transparent picking up a bit of root beer and... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Martian Ranch Dark Matter Syrah 2011

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  • Martian Ranch Dark Matter Syrah 2011

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    100% stemsOlives, stems, smoke,leather, grilled meats, and cracked pepper all come together on a beautiful nose that also has a certain quality that recalls used car parts, or the storage corner of a car shop. Its weird but attractive in a savory, tough way. A bit weighty on the palate with more richness than the other Martian Ranch red wines th... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Martian Ranch Down To Earth Rose 2012

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  • Martian Ranch Down To Earth Rose 2012

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    59% Grenache, 41% Tempranillo, full malo, 2.5 rsUnder flor roseNutty, waxy, and sweet with a gummy yellow cherry tone and a little play doh on the nose. Polished on entry and surprisingly not fruity but rather quite nutty and savory with a fine base of, earthy and just a fine gloss of fruit that is subtle and with a lovely raspberry spice tone ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Martian Parallax Mourvedre 2011

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  • Martian Parallax Mourvedre 2011

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    A bit sweetly fruited on the nose with lots of licorice, dried meat, with a fine herbal background note. Bright and vivid in the mouth with terrific purity of fruit. The flavors of dark plums and blueberries are really fresh with a nice leather base note and a wonderful faint candied edge to the whole thing. This is supremely fresh and pure and ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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