The Deep Sea tasting room is a royal treat – situated in one of Stearn’s Wharf’s second story buildings, there are sweeping views of the mountains in one direction and the vast and endless sea in another. You could just go for the view alone, but pairing it with wine makes it that much more exceptional!
As a member, I always go for the Reserve Tasting (same price: free!) and wend my way through the tasteful seduction of chardonnays, viogniers, pinots and syrahs. Though the highlight of this most recent tasting was when I had the chance to go off-menu and sample the Rancho Arroyo Grande Syrah… After becoming a die-hard Pinot fan and easily dismissing any other wine that crosses my path, I’m happy to say that the Rancho Arroyo Grande renewed my love for Syrah! Here’s how they explain it (much better than I could) on their website:
“An attention-getting, buxom cool-weather Syrah that knocks on your door with ripe blackberry—almost syrupy—density. White pepper, lavender and cocoa undertones mellow that texture for a refined finish. ”
93 Pts – Tasting Panel Magazine, April 2011
Buy some here or visit the lovely tasting room!