Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast

Sandhi Wines

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2016

MICHAEL COOPER
9.2

I’m tasting this alongside old vines Gevrey Chambertin and a Côtes de Nuits Villages from a great winemaker and this rocks. Juicier and sooo balanced! Violets and cherries abound. Could be our #SB expensive house wine for when people in Spain ask what SB wines are like? Good ass #pinot #pinotnoir #sbcounty #santabarbarapinot #santabarbaracounty — 6 days ago

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Matt Parish

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2015

I’ve enjoyed many different vintages of this wine and this seemed to have more strawberries and cherries on the nose. Not as light as other vintages and lacked some earthy flavors as well. That’s why it’s not quite as high a rating for me. — 11 days ago

Ron, Mike and 1 other liked this

Liquid Farm

Four Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2016

Vanilla and malt on nose. Full body, hint of acid, mildly dry. Lemon, apple, pears, and honey. — 10 days ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
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Josh, Tom and 14 others liked this

Sine Qua Non

Patine Sta. Rita Hills Estate Grenache 2011

Sine Qua Non grenache. There is no substitute. — 19 hours ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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Shay, leon and 7 others liked this
Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

@Shay A, have been getting Jim’s wines. Awesome. Check out Ryan Pease’s operation at Paix sur Terre. Some of the best QPR mourvedres being made.
Shay A

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@Jim McCusker : Not familiar with Paix sur Terre. Starting my search now!
Jim McCusker

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@Shay A, you’ll like them!

Bevan Cellars

Rita's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

One word: sexy. An absolutely explosive nose of dried violet and assorted flower petals, Asian five spice, sweet licorice, succulent strawberries, rhubarb, smoke/flint. Even though Russell is my favorite winemaker I still, up until this point, had not tried any of his Pinots, nor had any pre-conceived notions as to how his Pinots should drink. As such, I kept my expectations comfortably in check. But wow...this is full-throttle, deep, suave, and downright sensual. Freakin’ love it. — 13 days ago

Krystal Vento
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Severn Goodwin

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Nice, glass is getting heavy posts this weekend 👍👍👍
Ryan Vento

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Bustin’ it out of its state of dormancy. The Grassl Glass has been getting too much attention.

Melville

Inox Clone 76 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2014

Had a bottle of this within the first year or two after release...and it is SO much better now. Terrific! — 6 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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Paul, David and 5 others liked this

Sandhi Wines

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2017

A great streak of acidity, though it felt less prominent vs the last bottle I had. Zesty lemon flavors and mouthwatering sea breeze notes. — 13 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 26 others liked this

Fiddlehead Cellars

Burtie Baby Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

A hand selected seven barrel Pinot blend! The color on this is medium Ruby with cherry and cranberry aromas as well as some clay. More cherry on the fore-pallet plus bright acidity, some damp earth, and an iron feel. The barrel blend certainly gives this pinot a deep complexity which is very unusual for Pinot (the blend that is); yet the blend seems to work in the bottle and more so in the glass. Great wine tasting experience, for sure, this is one I’ll remember for a while. — a month ago

Paul, Romain and 6 others liked this

Kosta Browne

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017

Double decant and pour. A noteworthy medium ruby red color. On the nose: jumping from the glass are tart raspberries, forest floor, cherries, floral, orange peel, earth. Taste: medium body, juicy, with surprisingly restrained notes of cherry, mandarin, baking spice, dried herbs, and a strawberry toast long smooth finish with some tannic kick...give it more time. — 15 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Diatom

Hilliard Bruce 2017

Excellent...but will be so much better in a couple of years. — 2 hours ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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Jan, Paul and 2 others liked this
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I just bought 3 bottles of the 2016 Santos