I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times, Los Olivos is one of my all-time favorite wine tasting areas! It’s the cutest town, lined with wine tasting rooms, shops, and eateries. You can just park, walk, and enjoy the day. On our recent trip there, we stopped in at Consilience. I’ve been a fan of them for many years; they have great Syrahs and Pinos! In fact, I was even a wine club member for a couple of years.

The tasting room had a very long, tasting bar, but we opted for a leather chair and couch next to an indoor fireplace; very cozy. It was a pretty chilly day, so it was nice warming up next to the fire as our wine host, Christina, took care of our tasting. It was almost as if we were doing the tasting in our own living room. She was so accommodating, sweet, and knowledgeable. Michael didn’t know anything about them at all, and it had been a while for me, so she was a good tour guide taking us through the flight of wines and explaining about the sister labels, Tre Anelli and Marianello. It was a great way to end the day.

It had been a while since I’d been there, and they had actually moved a few doors down. The new tasting room is huge and shares tastings with two other wine labels, Tre Anelli, and Marianello. They are all owned by the same company, Sanger Wines. We didn’t try all three tastings, but I should point out that this was our last stop of the day, and we were getting pretty tired. The other two are on our list for the next time we go and visit Los Olivos, for sure.

What we tasted:
2012 Grenache Blanc
2012 Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills
2012 Grenache
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
2011 Petite Sirah

What we bought:
2011 La Presa Vineyard Petite Sirah