Santa Rita Hills

Brewer-Clifton

3D Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay 2015

A blend of several viineyards, aromas of fruit and toasty creamy oak spice. On the palate pear, apple and hints of peach with citrus notes and nice round oaky honey tones. Medium+ finish ending with a creamy mineral edge. Nice! — 20 days ago

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Ken Brown

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2015

Medium ruby color. Aromatic with notes of black cherry, vanilla, leather, and rose petals. On the palate, it’s medium bodied with plush red fruit, medium acidity, and soft tannins. Blend of multiple SRH vineyards including Rio Vista, Sanford & Benedict, Rancho La Viña, and Radian. 14.4% ABV. $45. — 18 days ago

Kelly Shikoh
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Brewer-Clifton

Mount Carmel Chardonnay 2009

Golden with aromas of fruit and toasty creamy oak spice. On the palate pear, apple and honey with hints of peach and citrus notes and nice round oaky tones, showing its age. Medium+ finish ending with a sweet creamy mineral edge. Don’t wait any longer on this one! — 19 days ago

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Jamie Slone Wines

Pinot Noir 2014

Jamie Slone Wines is a small producer of some fine wines from Santa Barbara County. P1 (a racing term), is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Syrah, aged for 30 months in new and neutral French Oak. Aromas of lively fruit, spice and cedar notes. On the palate fresh fruit flavors cherry and currants with some leather and cacao spice with underlying gentle sweetness. Well balanced, soft tannins, lingering ending with great mouthfeel. A winner, one of my Fav’s! Tasting Sample. — 7 days ago

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Clos Pepe Estate

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2014

Ruby colored liquid in my glass. Hints of cherry pie on the nose. Flavors of tart cherries, red plums and baking spices. Beautiful acidity. A very balanced wine. This is my last regular bottle of CP wine. I do have a VS Pinot which I will sit on for a while. Glad other wineries are making really good wines from the Clos Pepe vineyard. — 18 days ago

Lisa Mayer
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Pence Ranch

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay

Complex, creamy, aromatic Central Coast Chardonnay—quite delicious. Apples, pears, nutmeg and minerals. Better than most Chardonnays from Napa that I’ve had, and much more affordable. Enjoyed the 2016 vintage with Lobster Thermidor from Dear John’s in Culver City. — a day ago

Whitcraft Winery

Cuvée Viticole Sta Rita Hills La Lie Fine Pinot Noir 2017

Crunchy, vibrant Pinot. 12.55% ABV (woot!) Unfined, unfiltered. This is Brian’s style of wine, a style I’m happy to drink. But, my resident non-credentialed wine drinker said: “It looks like a Pinot, but it doesn’t taste like a Pinot....”
There’s some candied cherry fruit for sure, but grippy minerals and green veggies make this a different animal. Could easily be confused with cru Beaujolais.
— 14 days ago

Dr., E and 3 others liked this

Paul Lato

"Seabiscuit" Zotovich Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

This was the most open of the Pinots and drinking great. I kept tasting cherry jolly ranchers.
Paul Lato was in town and I had the chance to spend some time with him and taste through several of his new releases. His wines are great across the board.
— 15 days ago

Shay, David and 2 others liked this

Brewer-Clifton

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2016

A good surprise. Great mix of acidity and creaminess in this Chardonnay. Really enjoyed it — 10 days ago

Iwan, P and 7 others liked this

Arcadian

Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005

Black fruits and sous bois, lovely and drinking well 🤩 — 9 days ago

Shay, Severn and 5 others liked this