Santa Alessandra


Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2019

Not the Chardonnay,
Nice bottle for the 💰

Winemaker's Notes:"This unusual white Pinot Noir "Blanc de Noir" 2019 is 100% Pinot Noir from the famed “Grand Cru” level Sanford and Benedict Vineyard. The free run juice was separated off the sorting table and native-fermented separately in stainless barrels. Usually bottled as a Rosé, but due to ideal circumstances with the fruit arriving at the winery unusually cold due to very cool nights during the pick - no color was absorbed during that short time in the picking bins. Resulting in a beautifully complex white wine from Pinot Noir. Only 40 cases made."
— 5 days ago

Eric, Tom and 14 others liked this

Funk Zone

Santa Barbara County Rosé Grenache Syrah 2019

This bottle was left at my birthday picnic, so we took it home not thinking much of it.

Roses, gummy bears, and strawberries.

Wow, unexpectedly great. Always a wonderful feeling when you’re not expecting anything.

Blood oranges flirt with rose petals, and threesome with grapefruit gummy bears to make a tart, refreshing, savory, and slightly pleasingly astringent autumn wine.
— 10 days ago

Dawn, Vanessa and 6 others liked this

Pali Wine Co.

Huntington Pinot Noir 2016

This is comfort food Pinot. I paired tonight’s bottle with homemade chicken and biscuits veggie pie. Heaven! Perfect cool climate cherry forward wine with foresty flooriness. Also married well with the truffle Brie appetizer. Fall season delight! — 9 days ago

Paul, Neil and 12 others liked this
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I’ve considered this to be a great PN for the money.

Paul Lato

Matinee Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2011

David T

I do like this Polish immigrant’s craft.

The blend of fruits are a broad spectrum of, sour, candied and floral, ruby, mid & dark, red fruits, dark, smooth spice, cinnamon stick, floral heaven & flat out elegance. The blue fruits in Paul’s wines are incredible.

Photos of, two of his Southern California vineyards, Paul Lato at a Matter of Taste during our 40 minute chat & their concrete fermentation eggs.
— 6 days ago

Eric, Paul and 23 others liked this

Presqu'ile Winery

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2018

Just tried a third bottle over past 6 months. A light style Pinot, something I would find from OR, not Santa Barbara, however this bottle was a bit more pronounced in aromas and flavors. Medium Ruby with aromas of red fruits and spice. On the palate ripe raspberry and wild juicy cherry with cola, oak and earthy notes. Developing with integrated soft tannins, well defined, elegant with underlying richness, long finish ending with flinty mineral character. Outstanding value! — 12 days ago

Kurt, Alex and 11 others liked this

Santa Barbara Winery

Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Medium straw color. Aromas of white nectarine, peach and pink lady apples. Fantastic sauv blanc- lemon custard, peach and a crisp finish. — 2 days ago

Ron, Josh and 13 others liked this

Four Brothers Wine Co.

Rose Of Grenache Santa Barbara County 2019

Nose of strawberry lemonade and lemon-lime gumdrops. Delicately driven with lemon-spritzed young strawberry and peach fruit salad. Sunday brunch-worthy. — 9 days ago

Paul, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Paul Lato

"Il Padrino" Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah 2011

We had this right after the 2018 Strawberry Hills grenache. It was very good, but we thought the grenache was much better. Not sure if our palates were saturated, if the wine is in a bit of a dumb phase, or if it’s on the downslope, but this didn’t have the depth that I was expecting from this one. Still a terrific wine, though, so the streak continues of me never having a wine from Paul Lato that I have not enjoyed! — 4 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Jan, Eric and 7 others liked this


Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Quite a distinctive and gorgeous Pinot from Santa Lucia Highlands. Amber color is deceptively light for this full flavored wine. Rustic, woodsy with brightness on the edges. Medium acidity and a really fragrant and long finish. 14.8% ABV and it shows at opening. Needs to blow off a little. — 6 days ago

Tom, Jonathan and 15 others liked this

Four Brothers Wine Co.

Watch Hill Vineyard Grenache 2017

A food-loving Grenache from CA—yay! Plenty of cran-ripe acid. Lighter on the spice, higher on the acid. Grilled veggies, charred tomatoes and bell peppers, and a nice Italian Beyond sausage: just what this glass calls for! — 9 days ago

Eric, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this