Pelletiere Estate Winery Celebrates Exceptional 2021 Vintage with 90+ Ratings from Wine Enthusiast 


Paso Robles, CA – 6/20/2024 – Pelletiere Estate Winery is thrilled to announce the outstanding quality of our 2021 vintage, which has been recognized with prestigious ratings from Wine Enthusiast. Our 2021  Nebbiolo Riserva and 2021 Lagrein Riserva have both earned an impressive 92 points, while our 2021 Montepulciano has received an exceptional 91 points. These accolades place our wines in the esteemed category of 90+ point ratings, signifying excellence. 

Wine Enthusiast awards 90+ points to the most impressive wines, with 90-93 points considered excellent. The recognition of our 2021 vintage underscores our commitment to producing high-quality, terroir-driven Italian varietal wines that reflect the unique character of the Paso Robles region. 

“We are incredibly proud of our 2021 vintage,” said Morgan Stepp Co-Owner at Pelletiere Estate Winery. “These ratings are a testament to the dedication and passion of our team, as well as our exceptional vineyard. We are excited to share these outstanding wines with our wine club members and wine enthusiasts alike.” 

2021 Nebbiolo Riserva – 92 Points- Cellar Selection 

Cleanly delivered aromas of boysenberry, black plum and light spice are fresh and vibrant on the nose of this bottling. A firm, leathery grip frames the acid-driven, rather ripe fruit flavors, which are dusted in pepper and herb. It’s quite young, so drink 2026-2042. Matt Kettmann, WE 

2021 Lagrein Riserva – 92 Points 

There’s an impressive purity of fruit that shines through on the nose of this bottling, with a strong black currant streak that’s leveled in graphite and desert herb aromas. The palate is vibrant with cassis, violet and pepper flavors, as firm tannins hold the ripeness together. Matt Kettmann, WE 

2021 Montepulciano – 91 Points 

Ripe berry aromas are quite extracted but wrapped in alluringly dense spice scents on the nose of this estate bottling. The palate is bold, thick and powerful, yet those bright blackberry and pepper flavors are wrapped in leathery tannins that cling deep into the finish. Matt Kettmann, WE 

Pelletiere Estate Winery invites all wine lovers to experience the excellence of our 2021 vintage. Our tasting room in Paso Robles offers an intimate setting to explore these highly acclaimed wines and learn more about the unique vineyard practices that contribute to their outstanding quality.

For more information or to purchase these wines, please visit our website at or contact  us at 805.239.9432. 

About Pelletiere Estate Winery 

Led by Mother-daughter duo, Pelletiere Estate Winery champions small-lot, estate-grown Italian varieties. They craft honest wines, preserving the purity of the fruit that expresses the land, climate and year the grapes were grown to deliver an unforgettable tasting experience.