As many of you know, we went on a mini road trip down to the Solvang/Los Olivos area over Easter weekend in order to do some exploratory wine tasting and then spend Easter Sunday with Annie’s family in Santa Maria. Our first tasting room stop on the trip was in Los Olivos at Consilience. The last time we were there was something like three and half to four years ago.
It’s a very cool little tasting room right on the main drag with a cozy little porch right out front…a great spot to hang out with a glass and watch the world go by!
We tasted through a Pinot Gris, a Roussanne, three Syrahs, and their Cuvee Mambo Red…and they did not disappoint!! The 2006 Star Lane Vineyard Syrah really stood out, as did the Roussanne and Cuvee Mambo.
Consilience says that their goal is to make consistently good wines (mainly Rhones) that are expressive of the varietal, and then to deliver them with the utmost in customer service. We’d have to say that they succeeded on all fronts! Angela poured for us and was awesome! She was super knowledgeable and very cool to chat with.
We like to engage with people when we’re out tasting. It makes the overall experience so much more memorable. Angela shared some great information about the area and was obviously passionate about the Consilience product, and wine in general. Pretty sure we’ll be sharing a glass with Angela again sometime soon!
So, next time you’re anywhere near Los Olivos, stop in to Consilience and check them out. It’s one of those places that you’ll want to stay a while…for the wine, for the people, and for the experience! That’s what it’s all about, right?
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