Domaine Santamaria

The Ojai Vineyard

Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

MICHAEL COOPER
8.9

Medium intensity aromas of lemon, and tropical fruit like mango and pineapple. On the palate the wine is dry, high acidity and has wet-stone like flavors in addition to the lemon. It is sour on the palate, it has gone too lean. Just OK. #ojaivineyard #biennacido #chardonnay #sbcounty #santabarbaracounty #santamaria — 3 months ago

Domaine Santamaria

Patrimonio Nielluccio 2016

Crisp and light on its feet, but nothing extraordinary. Nice wine for a hot summer evening. — a year ago

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Daniel Barraud

La Verchère Pouilly-Fuissé Chardonnay 2005

Nothing better than a well aged Chardonnay and fatty, cold water fish. This bottle is our go to pairing for grilled steelhead trout.

Nose is evolving since my prior post, oxidized green apple peel and cold caramel.

Palate is lightly sweet lemon curd/custard, baked red apple, cooked lemon, warm granite dust and a zing of acidity on the close.

Our feline house managers pestered for comfortable portions on the trout, they are good boys and girls, generally, so we endulge.

Great night listening to Hugh Masekela and Mongo Santamaria on the HiFi, everything complimented!

One bottle left, then we move along to the next vintage.
— 2 years ago

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Michael Herzog

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An inconvenient truth (and beneficial in the long run!)
Randy Fuller

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Love the notes, and the musical pairing!
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@Randy Fuller Can't get enough Mongo!

Whitcraft Winery

Presqu'ile Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

MICHAEL COOPER
9.1

I prefer this to the Pence Ranch #staritahills #chardonnay The latter seaming riper, sweeter with popcorn aromas. This #santamaria seems like higher acidity yet still has buttery autolytic notes — 3 months ago

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Bodegas y Viñedos Alfredo Santamaria

Tinto Reserva Trascasas Cigales Tempranillo 2013

Sweet cherries, a hint of spice and a velvety finish help create palate for Spanish manchego, apples and an Sicilian black fig preserve with an olive oil crusted cracker. To die for! — 6 months ago

Valdrinal

Santamaria Rueda Verdejo 2015

Really excellent dry white with good structure and complexity. Lemon, earth, minerality, crisp and satisfying on it own or with food. 2015 vintage. — 4 years ago

Domaine Santamaria

Montre Tes Yeux Santa Maria Cinsault

Corsica, so hot right now! What a pleasant drinking wine. A bit of weight and spice notes that crescendos into light lemon joy. — 5 months ago

Ginny Lewinski
with Ginny

Domaine Santamaria

Patrimonio Tranoi Rouge 2016

Magenta, ruby cloudy color, mineral raspberry, really jammy full, acidic finish that sits but not too intense — 7 months ago

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Bodegas Santamaria Lopez

Ángel Santamaría Vendimia Seleccionada Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2012

Tight complex needs a bit of air, very good quality. At Randy's on a Wednesday evening. — 3 years ago