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2021 Pinot Noir Estate - 93 Points

This is a powerful Pinot Noir, beginning with aromas of ripe cherry, plum, alpine strawberry and sage brush on the nose. The palate approaches blackberry and boysenberry flavors, as nutmeg and gingersnap elements add spicy nuances.  — Matt Kettmann


2021 Chardonnay Estate - 91 Points

White-pear flesh, fresh melon, lemon verbena and a touch of almond show on the nose of this bottling. The palate picks up fleshy pineapple flavors that are cut by Eureka lemon, with touches of hazelnut lingering on the finish.  — Matt Kettmann


2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate - 91 Points

Bold aromas of blackberry, toasted herb and fennel draw the nose into this attractive bottlings, which is cut by a crushed-slate minerality. The palate shows much more wood spice, from sandalwood to mahogany, though the blackberry fruit shines through. This will be even better with patience.  — Matt Kettmann


2020 Pinot Noir RESERVE - 90 Points

Muddled mulberry, sandalwood and incense aromas show on the slightly dried nose of this bottling. The redwood forest spice aromas are strong on the woody palate, giving an edge to the strawberry core.  — Matt Kettmann


2018 Pinot Noir Tondré Grapefield, Santa Lucia Highlands

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 Just Luxe 10/2020

"Tondré Alarid established a vineyard on his family’s historic ranch in Monterey’s Santa Lucia Highlands, which in the hands of his son Joe Alarid has become one of the S.L.H.’s best known properties, combining a perfect site and meticulous farming to make for truly great Pinot Noir. "

Sarah's Vineyard Tondré Grapefield Pinot Noir 2018 

‘Wind And Refrigerated Sunlight’: Winemakers Talk About The Santa Lucia Highlands

 Forbes 09/2020

2017 Sarah’s Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Clara Valley Reserve

 Wine Spectator 10/2020

“This offers a seductively ripe and spicy aroma, with juicy flavors of raspberry tart and baked cherry pastry.” 

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