In April, we wanted to explore the Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Fortunately, we had appropriate provisions for our adventures into the wild. Paso Robles and Santa Barbara County were well represented in April because of our recent vintage chases in those areas. Edna Valley has a contender in there as well. The retail range for the April wines is from $35-$75.
- 2014 Dragonette Syrah – MJM, $75
- 2015 Adelaida Pinot Noir – HMR Estate, $65
- 2015 Babcock Pinot Noir – Deja Vu, $53
- 2011 Stolpman Sangio Degli Angeli, $58
- 2015 Dragonette Pinot Noir – Fiddlestix Vineyard, $60
- 2015 Kaena Grenache – Ali’i, $50
White or Rosé
- 2016 Monochrome Chardonnay – Blasphemy, $50
- 2016 Monochrome Marsanne/Chardonnay – Analog in a Digital Age, $38
- 2016 Levo Chardonnay – E99 Duvarita Vineyard, $36
- 2016 Monochrome Albariño Barrel Distortion, $35
- 2011 Slopman Roussanne – L’Avion, $36
And the winners are…
The Kaena Wine winemaker Mikael Sigouin is called the King of Grenache for a reason. While creating great wines at Beckmen Vineyards, Mikael worked on perfecting Grenache. The outcome of that passion is Kaena. If you are a Grenache fan, you owe it to yourself to get some Kaena in your cellar. Visit Kaena in Los Olivos, California.
Monochrome Wines in the Tin City area of Paso Robles was a great find. Inspired winemaking with a creative flare make for unforgettable palette pleasers. All of the Monochrome wines are top contenders. You won’t be disappointed. Make an appointment with Dave and get there ASAP.