Bodegas Saenz De Santamaria

José Luis Ripa Saenz De Navarrete

Ripa Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2018

Always amazes. If you know, you know. — 2 months ago

José Luis Ripa Saenz De Navarrete

Rioja Vino Rosado Garnacha Tempranillo 2017

Lopez Heredia rose lovers alert: a garnacha/Tempranillo blend from the husband of one of the Lopez daughters. More perky & fresh than its Lopez ancestor but still layered with tangerine peel, grapefruit pith, & some Unami. Great concentration & has a more new penny copper color. For about 30$ I’ll take it, especially since Lopez rose fetches 100$. — 2 years ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
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The Ojai Vineyard

Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay 2012


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 — 4 years ago

Domaine Santamaria

Patrimonio Vermentino 2021


Went well with a spicy shrimp dish. Chilled in a snow bank and drank by the fire. Lemon but not overwhelming. — 3 months ago

with Jeni
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Thomas Santamaria

La Boutanche Grenache Nielluccio

Fun red. Stone minerals, lime fruit, quite tannic with a tart finish. — 3 years ago

Domaine Santamaria

Patrimonio Red Blend 2016

The Slope Cellars dude set us up — 3 years ago

Camille Puglia
with Camille

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! — 4 years ago


Chora Bianco Mantonico 2021

At the Mt.Pollino tasting i organised at the Oil Mill Santamaria here in Castelluccio Superiore (Basilicata).
The wine is produced on the other side of the mountain, in Calabria, but still at a fairly high altitude of about 500mt.
It's a Mantonico Pinto 100%, another grape that risked to disappear a while ago and that instead is giving great joy to the few producer that have embarked the venture to deal with it.
It's a unique grape, quite aromatic which makes people identify this particular wine nearly sweet even though the sugar has been all transformed in alcohol (not much though..12.5%)
It has a good body, good freshness and all the potential to age few years IMO.
During fermentation there a little maceration and then 8 months of stainless steel container before being bottled.
Just a touch of SO2 added at the vwry end.
Great aperitif. Very recognisable
— 2 years ago

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Luis Saenz

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2012

Somewhat hollow.

90 points
— 3 years ago

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Whitcraft Winery

Presqu'ile Vineyard Chardonnay 2017


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 — 4 years ago

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