Ventana Vineyards

(831) 372-7415 Los Coches Rd
Soledad, CA 93940
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Great wines are made in the vineyard, and the Ventana Vineyard has the perfect combination of water, soil, climate, art and science to create superb, world-class wines. Our success is evidenced by the number of awards that we have won over the years on wine made from this remarkable property. In fact, wines from our Ventana Vineyard have earned more medals and awards than any other single vineyard in America. – Description from dvoristanac

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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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Well known producer with broad distribution.  Definitely one of the bigger names in Rhone grapes on the Central Coast, along with Stolpman, Qupe, Tablas Creek, some others that escape me.  I bought and enjoyed a rose of theirs some years ago.  I had the blend--probably the same one you bought--and have no memory of it.  Guessing it was inoffensi... Read More

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  • Ventana Premium Chardonnay Monterey 2011


    This is a big style Chardonnay. Lots of viscosity/body combined with outstanding Monterey fruit. Long finish. Reminds me of the 2010 Gold strip but at twice the price. Not a good value. My rating -- 93 After many years of Gold Stripe production, they seem to have changed gears and given the customer a lesser wine with their regular Chardonnay an... Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko

  • Ventana Vineyards Chardonnay Arroyo Seco 2011


    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

  • Ventana Riesling Arroyo Secco 2010


    This is a drier style Riesling but not bone dry. Simple peach nose, subdued fruit and around 1% RS. Slightly oxidized but enjoyable. My rating -- 86 Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko

  • Ventana Vineyards Pinot Gris Arroyo Seco 2010


    Straw gold with a slight pink tinge, this wine is unusual in that it has a small amount of residual sugar (1%?). I'm guessing that the inspiration for this wine came from Germany (Rulander Kabinett). It has a peach, melon and green apple nose but is a bit shy. This wine is fairly big bodied. It needs a bit more acid to be balanced correctly but ... Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko

  • I noticed that OutThere purchased seven bottles of a particular wine at $14 and it occurred to me that it was a $100 purchase, and enough to last about a week.  So I got curious, and mentioned in the thread that it would be interesting to know how much per week people spent.  Well, Emark has better records and more time on his hands than I do, a... Read More

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  • Ventana Vineyards Chardonnay Arroyo Secco 2010


    This wine is from a long line of great Chardonnays from this producer. This is the Gold Stripe designation. Their 2010 tastes partly barrel fermented and partly stainless fermented. It has characteristics of both (Malolactic notes, oak, citrus). Rich fruit--Very nice effort. Lots of extract-- My rating 92. Tasted twice in Aug 2012-- Exc value at... Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko

  • Hi all,This generous group was so helpful during a previous post of mine about recommendations for my four-day trip to Sonoma this August that I'm taking advantage of that generosity again.I have a week off work this November 11-18, 2012, and am having so much fun planning the Sonoma trip that I'm tempted to do another wine-oriented trip.  On to... Read More

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  • The boards' favorite California Cabernet Sauvignon producer has recently released their 2008 Howell Mountain and Napa Valley wines. Randy Dunn is one of the most respected winemakers in California by those "in the know". Though he keeps a low profile and his wines aren't known for being hyped, I get the impression that his wines are slowly incre... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2008 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon...

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