Tasting Notes: Delicate floral notes, rose petal, and hints of dried herbs, dark cherry, black raspberry, graphite, and beautiful vibrancy. A classic, elegant, energetic Pinot Noir from an iconic vineyard in a phenomenal vintage. 96 Points, Vinous. com 93 Points, Wine & Spirits Final Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Case Production: Only 143 cases produced Pair With: Coq au vin or tagliolini with taleggio a
The incredible Sta. Rita Hills AVA and its cool climate is responsible for this interesting and vibrant Grenache. The black-purple color sets off the nose that suggests a light candied essence with great acidity and even a smokey under-tone. Ripe cherry graces the palate and is accompanied by a plum and watermelon profile with caramel, raspberry, green tea and cola persisting to the end. Chill thi
Estate grown from LaBarge's Certified Organic (CCOF) vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA of Santa Barbara County, the 2018 Grenache is a beautiful cool-climate expression of this popular Mediterranean varietal. Aromas of boysenberry, elderberry, dried purple flowers and dark peppery spices show on the nose of this luscious wine, while the palate is lively with lots of power. Flavors of bright red
One of the westernmost vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills, Bentrock Vineyard is a sister site to the esteemed Radian Vineyard and home to some of the coolest conditions in the region. With breezy, cold days and complex soils, this site produces fresh, bright Pinot Noirs with balanced acidity. Gorgeous and exotic, the Tantara 2018 'Bentrock Vineyard' Pinot Noir opens with notes of dark cherry, kirsch
Located in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills, La Encantada Vineyard is the source for some of the most celebrated Pinot Noirs in the appellation. The land was hand selected and planted by the legendary Richard Sanford, one of the pioneers of the highly acclaimed Sta. Rita Hills appellation. One of the most elegant Pinot Noirs in Tantara's portfolio, the 2018 'La Encantada' Pinot Noir has a racy per
Tasting Notes: This famed vineyard resonates stunningly in this complex wine, offering a bright mélange of red and black fruit, Bing cherry, tart red raspberry, loganberry, and blackberry, with floral notes of lavender, violet, sage, and hints of black tea and incense. On the palate, the wine is framed with beautiful structure and tannin similar to red delicious apple skin, with a slate-like mine
Deovlet Wines 2017 Pinot Noir Zotovich Family Vineyard
Stunning and beautifully balanced, the Deovlet 2017 Zotovich Family Vineyard Pinot Noir offers purity and pretty aromatics with a mix of blood orange, pomegranate, raspberry, rose petal, white pepper, and hints of nutmeg and mint. The sandy soils at Zotovich Family Vineyard lend themselves to the soft, lush and juicy palate that brings, texture, structure, and a lingering finish.
The LaBarge 2017 Pinot Noir is 100% estate grown from the winery's certified organic vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills of Santa Barbara County. Ruby red in color, this Pinot Noir opens with alluring notes of pink peppercorn, charcuterie, tobacco leaf, orange oil and dried black tea leaves with ripe red and black cherries, licorice, dried flowers and blue fruit hints. Focused and well-structured tan
Red Wine by Melville from Central Coast, California. Gorgeous purple ruby in color, rich and decadent aromatics of cocoa nibs, molasses and gingerbread spring from the glass. In the background, more delicate notes of fresh mint leaf, black pepper, sandalwood, and sea salt also emerge. On the palate, the wine boasts an incredibly polished mouthfeel with savory tannins that frame a tender and focuse
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Sanford 2017 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir - Red Wine
Red Wine by Sanford from Central Coast, California. Bright ruby red. Bursting with cherries and baking spices, along with savory notes of lavender and star anise. The palate delivers dense dusty, cherry flavors with balanced acid and tannin structure, which carries onto a lovely finish.
Ruby red in color, fresh fruit aromatics of mandarin orange, black raspberry and grilled watermelon spring from the glass. On the palate, pretty nuances of rose petal, gardenia and oolong tea mingle with herbal notes of sandalwood, star anise, fresh thyme and fennel seed. The mouthfeel is plush and velvety yet finishes with significant persistence and volume.
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Byron 2016 Pinot Noir John Sebastino Vineyard
Byron's 2016 John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir beautifully expresses the terroir of this special Sta. Rita Hills site. This wine exhibits dark plum and dark cherry nuances with touches of brown spice and a hint of saltiness. The core is of black fruit with a finish that is long and smoky with hints of brown spice. Enjoy!
A signature Kessler-Haak wine, the 2016 'Ohana' Pinot Noir is a beautiful bottling from this celebrated vineyard. On the nose, tart cherry aromas blend with hints of blackberry and dried herbs, before leading into bright raspberry and earthy spice nuances. The mouth feel is lush, with mouthwatering brightness and flavors of tart cherry, violet and cassis that lead into a long finish. Enjoy!
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"Mail Road's 2016 Pinot Noir Mt. Carmel Vineyard is a vivid, stunningly beautiful wine endowed with real class and personality. A wine of translucent energy and drive, the 2016 is utterly compelling from the moment it is first poured. The red and purplish berry fruit is nicely delineated, but the wine still needs time to develop the full breadth of its aromatics
Red Wine by Ampelos Cellars from Central Coast, California. Ampelos Pinot Noir has a wonderful youthfulness about it that develops into a voluptuous mouthfeel with fine tannins. The wine offers dark cherry, rich cola and butterscotch with well-worn leather and spice. There is a glimpse of earthy musk and more cherries cap off the nose. Like the perfect playlist, the fruit for this wine was careful
Always packed with haunting fragrance and savory intrigue, The Ojai Vineyard's John Sebastiano Syrah is the winery's most supple, soft, and approachable Syrah - and this 2019 vintage is no exception. The wine opens with effusive and layered aromas of flowers, stones, cathedral incense, mulberry and blueberry. This dark spectrum of fruit continues on the palate, folded with layers of tobacco, cacao
Located in the northeastern corner of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, the meticulously farmed John Sebastiano Vineyard is one of the region's newest and most exciting plantings. Its myriad of exposures and marine influences produce exceptional fruit that, in turn, produces beautiful wines. Focused and pure, the Decroux 2019 Pinot Noir offers notes of darker berries, roasted meats and earth, with plenty o
The SAMsARA 2015 'Las Hermanas Vineyard' Pinot Noir comes from the western side of Santa Barbara County's Sta. Rita Hills, where cool coastal influences bring out beautifully balanced flavors, fresh acidity, and plenty of minerality. Medium ruby in color, this Pinot Noir opens with aromas of rhubarb, wild strawberries, dark cherries, and complex spice notes. On the palate, this wine is layered and
The Syrah blocks of Melville Vineyard are planted entirely in sand. The land, in combination with the Pacific's cooling fog, helps produce grapes with natural acidity and flavor balance. This 2014 SAMsARA Syrah has downright gamey and exotic aromatics with plenty of smoky, darker fruits. Medium to full-bodied, it has plenty of fruit and texture to complement the good mid-palate weight. Enjoy!
Miroballi's 2014 Hilliard Bruce Vineyard Pinot Noir comes from one of the most prestigious vineyard sites in Sta. Rita Hills. This Pinot Noir is silky, with subtle red fruit and bright flavors in the mouth, with great depth and classic Old World Burgundian aromatics and spice. Soft, smooth tannins support the earthy, long finish. This wine is a delicious complement to duck, salmon, and ahi tuna.
The SAMsARA 2014 Turner Vineyard Pinot Noir comes from a property that sits adjacent to Melville's Estate Vineyard in the northern part of the Sta. Rita Hills. A savory, spicy, medium bodied wine, the 2014 Pinot Noir offers spice and herb based aromatics and fruity flavors of plums and wild berries. Fine tannins provide focus and add length to the briny and umami mouthfeel before leading into a lo
Tasting Notes: Here is an incisive, very well-defined Chardonnay that, while never a wine that plays to bombast, impresses equally for its fruity confidence and sense of fine composition. Its nicely layered aromas of ripe apples, lemons, blossoms and minerals are framed by a judicious measure of sweet oak, and it follows with vital, very like-minded, exceptionally well-balanced flavors that manage
Ann Albert's 2018 Zotovich Vineyard Chardonnay was crafted in a Chablis-inspired style which is bright, fresh, and lively. In the Chablis region of France, Chardonnay wines rarely use oak-aging, which results in a very different style and taste profile than other Chardonnays. It is because of Chablis' renowned reputation that the unoaked Chardonnay style is popular worldwide. Ann Albert's 2018 Zot
As The SOMM Journal so precisely stated, "If any California Chardonnay stands out as Burgundian, this one does." Testarossa's 2018 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay is a blend of fruit from prestigious vineyards, offering a pale yellow color and concentrated scents of passionfruit, pineapple, coconut, and melon that leap out of the glass. On the palate, this elegantly framed wine has a textural sophistic
The Turning Tide 2018 Chardonnay is sourced exclusively from the organically-farmed Donnachadh Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills, which is strewn with fossilized marine deposits and characterized by ample fog and wind with its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean. This vineyard sees a long, cool growing season that allows the grapes to ripe slowly and evenly, producing expressive wines with fresh mi
Luna Hart 2018 Gruner Veltliner Fiddlestix Vineyard
Sourced from the famed Fiddlestix Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills of Santa Barbara County, the Luna Hart 2018 Grüner Veltliner is aromatic and crisp with a distinct minerality. On the nose, this wine displays the much sought-after characteristics of Grüner Veltliner with rich aromas of grapefruit, lime zest, peaches, ripe mango, fresh ginger and beeswax. The palate is medium to full-bodied wit
Brilliant green gold in the glass, this Chardonnay charms with fragrant pear, ripe melon and fresh apple aromas in the nose. Subtle white peach, lychee and faint vanilla notes emerge with more air. The aromas follow through on the palate with similar integrated fruit flavors surrounding a sleek lemon/lime core of acidity. The citrus fruit structure merges with apple flavors and extends into the fi
An award-winning wine from the acclaimed Zotovich Family Vineyard, the Deovlet 2017 Chardonnay offers layered, complex aromas of finger lime, candied kumquat, crisp D'Anjou pear, sea spray, ginger, honeysuckle, green tea, and graham. This wine is exquisitely balanced with a full-bodied, round palate that's supported by lively acidity and tension, a saline oyster shell minerality, and an energetic
Bright, crisp and beautifully balanced, the Mail Road 2017 Chardonnay comes from 27 year-old vines at the world-class Mt. Carmel Vineyard, located in the center of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Here, the combination of elevation, aspect, and soil composition, along with the constant winds and dramatic temperature variability, the vines produce exceptional fruit marked by deep concentration, remarkable
Brewer-Clifton 2017 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay - White Wine
White Wine by Brewer-Clifton from Central Coast, California. An assembly of each of the blocks and clones from their estate holdings within the Sta. Rita Hills, each of which raised in the exact same fashion without bias or prejudice. Barrel fermented in completely neutral cooperage (10-20 years old), with neither lees disturbance or malo-lactic. Sta. Rita Hills regularly demonstrates citrus aroma
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Racines 2017 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay - White Wine
White Wine by Racines from Central Coast, California. The 2017 Racines Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay is creamy, open-knit and inviting. Incredibly delicious. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and light tropical notes grace this subtle, gorgeous appellation-level wine from De Montille.