Azienda Santa Barbara

Fess Parker

The Big Easy Santa Barbara County Syrah Blend 2018

Blend of 57% Syrah, 24% Petite Sirah & 19% Grenache, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits, vanilla and smoky spice. On the palate flavors of ripe black cherry and blackberry with vanilla, cacao ondine licorice. Long finish, fine soft tannins, ending with fruit, oak, spice and vanilla. Nice has good short term aging. — 5 days ago

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Tercero

Santa Barbara County Mourvèdre Rosé 2020

Wow what texture - Mourvèdre roses ! Foot stomped, stainless cold ferment 3-4 weeks. Really like this rose. — 9 days ago

Diane, John and 18 others liked this

Presqu'ile Winery

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2020

Excellent QPR for a minimally oaked style. Bright and tropical. Lemon, mango, and guava but not overly concentrated. These Santa Barbara wines are offering a taste of the domestic “old world”. Impressed for $23. — 17 days ago

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Babs Wine Company

Babs Pinot Noir

Tim L
9.0

2020 vintage…much better than previous bottle issued soon after Siduri founder Adam Lee initiated Babs. Dumb bottle, though cute still looks like a jug wine comp. Balanced medium-full bodied soft dark berry…close to the RR Valley Pinots that Lee was known for in the better days of Siduri. — 10 days ago

Tercero

The Outlier Santa Barbara County White Blend 2020

(Ignore label, this is a 2021). Foot stomped and on skins overnight - nice texture. Some of the last gewurztraminer in CA. Cold fermented in stainless. Honeysuckle. ABV 13%. Would be great with Thai or Indian food. — 9 days ago

Eric, Diane and 14 others liked this

Etude

Lyric Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2019

ESF
9.3

Bravo Etude, Bravo!
Outstanding execution here, textbook CA PN w/out being overdone or over extracted: just a gorgeous nose of beautifully ripe cherry, strawberry & red plum, generous warm baking spices, smoky tea, vanilla and more. Intoxicating nose mirrored on palate. Med bodied but so generous it drinks bigger. Smooth suave, freshness abounds, seamless through finish. Only minor point is length of finish gives this away as entry level, but for the price: buy a case.
— 18 days ago

Tom, vinokeeno and 8 others liked this

Piedrasassi

PS Santa Barbara County Syrah 2019

I’m certain I’ve rated this before but Its worth mentioning again. Such pure expression of fruit. Doubtful you’ll find this example of Syrah under $25 anywhere else. QPR through the roof. — 7 days ago

Tercero

Santa Barbara County Clairette Blanche 2021

Tablas Creek in CA originally brought this varietal to the US. Acid driven, early pick so 12% ABV. Minimal oak. Typically a blending grape, Larry did a good job having this stand on its own. A great alternative to SB for oysters. — 9 days ago

Eric, Diane and 13 others liked this

Tercero

Santa Barbara County Carignane 2017

(2017) Foot stomped. 4+ year old barrels. Unracked until bottling. 12.5% ABV which is lower than typical. Smoky, BBQ, pepper — 9 days ago

Eric, John and 19 others liked this

Sanguis

Three Sketches of a Dream Roussanne Viognier 2014

This is an amazing Roussanne/Viognier blend from Sanguis called Three Sketches of a Dream. 2014, released earlier this year. Highly recommend and indistinguishable from SQN. This has serious depth of flavor and acidity to keep it all together. The finish is long and enjoyable with honey and some citrus notes and maybe cantelope? Gorgeous wine. Serve at cellar temp and let her go. Hats off to Mattias and Elliot on another superb creation. — 20 days ago

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Definitely intrigued by this. Thanks for the note.