Domaine Santamaria

l'Acino

Chora Bianco White Blend 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
— 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! — 3 years ago

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.
— 4 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!
Severn Goodwin

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@Randy Fuller Can't get enough Mongo!

Thomas Santamaria

La Boutanche Grenache Nielluccio

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

The Ojai Vineyard

Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
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 — 2 years ago

Domaine Santamaria

Patrimonio Nielluccio 2016

Crisp and light on its feet, but nothing extraordinary. Nice wine for a hot summer evening. — 3 years ago

Mike, Keith and 6 others liked this

Domaine Santamaria

Patrimonio Red Blend 2016

The Slope Cellars dude set us up — 2 years ago

Camille Puglia
with Camille

Whitcraft Winery

Presqu'ile Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
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 — 2 years ago

Jason, Peter and 8 others liked this

Domaine Santamaria

Tranoï Grenache Noir Sangiovese 2013

Rhôney but delicious — 4 years ago

Vince Andreoni

Vince Andreoni

Nice gravity ball work on the label.