Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast

Melville

Estate Fox Block Nine Pinot Noir 2014

Tried a Sample and bought a bottle. In 1989, Melville Vineyards, was founded in Sonoma, where Ron Melville grew high quality, Chard, Merlot, and Cab Sauv. In 1996, Ron's desire to grow Pinot Noir brought Melville Vineyards to Lompoc's Sta. Rita Hills, in Santa Barbara County. Ruby with aromas of sweet red fruits and vivid spice. Flavors of raspberry and strawberry, currant like, adding cinnamon and leathery notes. Fine tannins, lingering ending with nice mouthfeel bringing back fruit and subtle spice. Nice! — a day ago

Shay, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Sandhi Wines

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2015

Pretty good stuff here. More depth and structure than the 2013 version I tried a few years ago. — 10 days ago

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E & K G

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Amazing work they do!

Liquid Farm

Pinot Noir Spear Vineyards 2017

Kirk F
9.1

First time w this producer. Light bodied, elegant pinot. Plenty of earth here. — 11 days ago

Shay, Stuart and 10 others liked this

The Hilt

The Vanguard Pinot Noir 2012

Shay A
9.2

Very enjoyable and in a good spot. I found this to be slightly stemmy and herbal, but plenty of gummy fruit to it. Small whole cluster usage? Spicy too...sweet rhubarb tart with blackberry spice. There is a fleshy profile to this showing soft red plum and mulberries. Acidity is holding strong. This is likely at peak...enjoy! — 5 days ago

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Bevan Cellars

Rita's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

This is pretty extracted. You need to like a rich, thick and full bodied Pinot. I do. Just need a better finish. — 7 days ago

Shay, David and 5 others liked this
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I enjoy this too, but find the ‘16 to be slightly better.
Steve Anderson

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Big, but the occasional hedonistic pleasure!

Tyler

La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

medium ruby; dried leaves, potting soil, sage, violets; dried cherries, mushroom; medium body, medium+ acidity, soft tannins, 13.1% ABV, good length; winemaker Justin Willett was former assistant winemaker at Arcadian; $57 — a day ago

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Zotovich Family Vineyards

Estate Syrah 2017

A delicious easy drinking, approachable Syrah that is all about cherry, raspberry, mocha and spice. Really good and good value. — 8 days ago

Hugh, Jonathan and 9 others liked this

WALT Wines

Clos Pepe Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2016

Ripe *and* elegant. Cherry, spice, cedar—wood in the best possible way. Lovely. #highfallutin2019 — 3 days ago

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Morgado Cellars

Rita's Crown Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2015

Ron R
9.4

This is wonderful juice. Everything Loveblock is not. Rich and dense on the nose and palate. Prior notes apply. — 12 days ago

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Ryan Cochrane

Solomon Hills Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

California Chardonnay with true minerality. Pithy, saline, chalky and bright. Sea salt, roasted nuts, Meyer lemon, orange blossom and honeydew. Outstanding example of restraint and terroir focus. — 18 days ago

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