“Sam Smith’s day job is at Morgan Winery, where, alongside founder Dan Lee, he oversees the annual production of over 30,000 cases of wine. Here, at his personal project, things are quite a bit different. These wines are made in miniscule quantities, up to 250 cases on a given wine. They are also incredibly well-priced, especially considering their quality, which is in the upper tier of the region. As is the case at Morgan (and elsewhere), I am especially intrigued by what Smith is doing with Syrah as these 2019s would not be out of place in a blind tasting alongside serious examples of the variety from the Old World. Readers who are looking for unadorned Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and, of course, Syrah really need to check these out.”  JR


2020 CHARDONNAY / Spear Vineyard / STA RITA HILLS 93 WE, 92 VN
2019 CHARDONNAY /  Spear Vineyard / STA  RITA HILLS 94 WE, 93 VN
2019 CHARDONNAY / of Redwood Royalty /  SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS 92 WE
2019 PINOT NOIR /  Montañita de Oro / MONTEREY COUNTY 92 WE, 93 VN
2019 PINOT NOIR Noir / Carmelita / MONTEREY COUNTY 95 WE, 94 WE
2019 SYRAH / Sandstone Terrace / SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS 93 WE, 93 VN
2019 SYRAH / Serine Sauvage / GABILAN MOUNTAINS 96 WE, 94 VN
2018 CHARDONNAY / Spear Vineyard /STA. RITA HILLS 94 WE, 92 VN
2018 PINOT NOIR / Montañita de Oro / MONTEREY COUNTY 95 WE, 93 VN
2018 SYRAH / Sandstone Terrace / SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS 94 WE, 94 VN
2017 CHARDONNAY / Spear Vineyard / STA. RITA HILLS 94 WE, 92 VN
2017 PINOT NOIR / Albatross Ridge Vineyard / MONTEREY COUNTY 93 WE, 93 VN
2017 SYRAH / Sandstone Terrace / SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS  94 WE, 92 VN
2016 PINOT NOIR / Albatross Ridge Vineyard / MONTEREY COUNTY  93 WE
2016 SYRAH / Sandstone Terrace / SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS 94 WE
2014 PINOT NOIR / Radian Vineyard / STA. RITA HILLS 93 WE
2014 SYRAH / Lafond Vineyard / STA. RITA HILLS  91 WE
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