Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2016

Medium lemon with aromas of stone and citrus fruits with nutty floral notes. On the palate flavors of apple, pear, lemon citrus zest and melon, complex, mineral tones with soft creamy oak and sweet spice. The wine was fresh, with vibrant crisp acidity, well balanced on a long finish ending with fruit and floral notes. Nice, drink now! — 20 days ago

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Estate Bottled Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2018

Excellent wine. Had with sea bass. Julie and Mike Lorrigan with us in LG — a month ago

Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara Historic Vineyards Collection Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Pop and pour yesterday. Yesterday, this was Cali chard in the style I am less fond of: big, buttery and slightly over the top (a far cry from the '17 we tasted at the winery); however, it was absolutely NOT flabby on the palate: with precise acidity and nice mouthfeel. Let this sit in the fridge overnight and this is an altogether different beast. Today: on the nose, still ripe, but loads of nice complexity shines through. Ripe citrus, stony minerality, soft mint notes, yum. On the palate: still fantastic cut, with laserlike acidity, balanced by serious richness. Some complex and lovely sweet citrus and wet stone follows the acid on a long, smooth finish. Yesterday, meh, today, stunning. — a month ago

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Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Rather different from my last btl. Five hours or so air. Much more mineral, with loads of crushed stone and red berry. Lovely hi-toned acid on the palate; crushed red raspberry, attenuated tannin on the finish. Nose is better than the palate. — 2 days ago

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Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Solid Pinot from California’s Santa Rita Hills. Gushes with cherry with a hint of allspice. We enjoyed this one although prefer a bit more heft and acid. 13.5% — 9 hours ago

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Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Chardonnay

Classic sta Barbara in a good way. Citrus is round but not candied, clean profile, long mineral finish with vibrant acid — a month ago


Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2012

Aged beautifully. — 2 months ago


Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005

Five single-vineyard CA Pinots vs 5 Burgs: Gevrey-Chambertin, Vosne-Romanee + three 1er Crus Beaunes. All 2005s. Rob Jensen, owner, and Sue Ryan, lead wine educator at Testarossa joined our group for the tasting. My fave of the night! — 11 days ago

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La Entrada Chardonnay 2017

Pear, apple, jasmine, and minerality. Excellent!!! — 24 days ago

Domaine Jean Francois

The Twelve Rows Sanford and Benedict Proprietor's Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Santa Rita chard from a storied vineyard by the Terlato guys(!) It’s actually quite nicely balanced, solid effort — 2 months ago

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