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ALMA ROSA 13 PN SRH
ALMA ROSA 2013 PINOT NOIR
SANTA RITA HILLS 750mL
Item: #275877
Bottle Size:750ml
$23.99
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Sourced from certified organic vineyards.
Transparent dark ruby color. Richer and spicier than the 2008 bottling, showing darker fruits. Some Read More...
smoke notes. Still maintains a lighter, feminine feel in the mouth.
BABCOCK 12 PN APPELLATIONS
$59.95
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Notes from Bryan Babcock: "It was 2007 when CalPERS decided to take a whack at the Sta. Rita Hills. By 2008 they had purchased three properties and had begun planting vineyards Read More...
on two of them, Ritaís Crown and Salsipuedes. Since then Salispuedes has been cut into two entities, the Radian Vineyard and the Bentrock Vineyard. Why CalPERS? Why the wine business for the parking of California public employee pension money? I have no idea. Iím sure you can get a customer service number off of their web site if you want to pursue it. What matters to me is that they moved to town, developed three of the most riveting new vineyards in the appellation, and then gave me and my colleague, Ken Brown, the opportunity to scour over the plantings and choose our picks of the litter. Currently I am working with two stunning Pinot Noir sections and a block of Chardonnay at Radian, and I have one block of Pinot Noir at Bentrock and Ritaís Crown respectively. The day to day farming is being handled by an outfit called Atlas Vineyard Management. Their execution is as good as it gets.

After you drive through the gate at Radian you arrive at a funky little mid century dwelling that serves as the office for the vineyard operations. Opposite the office, in a little canyon that is just inside the Sta. Rita Hills appellation line, lies Appellationís Edge. With respect to being cool, breezy, and well drained, Edgy is a 10 out of 10. When you are there you can feel the tension, starting with the fact that cluster sampling is not comfortable in blocks this steep. Why did I opt for the anxiety that this section of Pinot Noir could very possibly bring? Because if all the energy in its terroir translates into the enhanced fruit and acidity that I am predicting, then the climb up the hill for cluster samples will be like a stairway to enological heaven. Indeed, the first couple wines have been riveting. As you might imagine, they have been very dark, extracted and expressive."

"For most wine grapes in general, ripening in a cool climate usually results in wines that are more intense. When you ripen Pinot Noir on the extremely cool western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills, intense can be an understatement. In a year, 2012, that gave us a slew of big Pinots, the slow ripening fruit in Appellation's Edge gave us the biggest. Super dark, dense, chunky, yet elegant, this block continues to make some of the most amazing wine in the Appellation. And it's not just the big part of it that is so impressive; it's the fine-tuned structure that is haunting."
BABCOCK 12 PN SRH
BABCOCK 2012 PINOT NOIR
ESTATE SANTA RITA HILLS 750mL
Item: #202990
Bottle Size:750ml
$25.99
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Winemaker's Notes - "The beautiful ruby red color and complex fruit in this wine shows why Santa Barbara County is such a perfect domain for classic Pinot Noir. The nose shows dark Read More...
cherries with an array of spices. The mouth is weighty with long flavors that follow suit. It's perfect for pairing with a wide variety of foods."
BABCOCK 14 CH THE LIMIT
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Notes from Winemaker Bryan Babcock: "What can I say, some wines just bring out the geek in me. Visually, I love a Chardonnay that in its youth displays that rare, beautiful, Read More...
almost optic yellow pigment on the edges of the glass, with an ever so slight suggestion of lime green. Notes of sweet, almost candied lemon rind with white flower, bees wax, ripe golden apple, butter cream, and toasty rising bread provide fanfare for one's olfactory. This heady amalgam is then delivered to the palate in the form of a super viscous, voluptuous liquid. You just don't normally get all this stuff rounded up into one bottle of wine. It's so unique and so delicious that it's almost scary."
BREWER-CLIFTON 13 PN SRH
BREWER-CLIFTON 2013 PINOT NOIR
SANTA RITA HILLS 750mL
Item: #206170
Bottle Size:750ML
$34.95
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DEOVLET 13 PN SEBASTIANO
DEOVLET 2013 PINOT NOIR
"JOHN SEBASTIANO" SANTA RITA HILLS 750mL
Item: #215540
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:91+
$49.95
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Energetic and plush with a purity of fruit leaning toward dark cherry and black raspberry, the wine has promising density and concentration from this young site on the eastern edge Read More...
of the AVA. Framed with sweet oak spice and tannin from 15 months in 100% French oak, 42% new, the wine maintains its freshness from partial whole cluster fermentation.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 91+ POINTS - "This was another fine set of releases from Ryan Deovlet - classic wines that have both richness and freshness. In addition, they show individual and distinctive character. Donít make the mistake of skipping over the appellation wines in favor of the single vineyards as both his Santa Barbara Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were excellent."

"Another wine that has some upside, the 2013 Pinot Noir John Sebastiano Vineyard offers beautiful black cherry, sous bois, savory herbs and a touch of dusty soil to go with a medium-bodied, balanced and lively feel on the palate. From a relatively new vineyard that was planted in 2007, this outstanding red was 70% destemmed and aged 15 months in 40% new French oak. Give it a year in the cellar and enjoy bottles through 2023."
DRAGONETTE 12 PN SRH 375mL
DRAGONETTE 2012 PINOT NOIR
SANTA RITA HILLS 375mL
Item: #215980
Bottle Size:375ml
$22.95

In-store purchase only.
Please call 800-331-3005 for details.


FOLEY 13 CH SRH
FOLEY 2013 CHARDONNAY
SANTA RITA HILLS 750mL
Item: #238710
Bottle Size:750ml
$22.99
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Delightfully elegant floral notes of orange blossom, linden, and honeysuckle awaken your senses. Flavors are fresh and inviting on the palate with bright minerality complemented by Read More...
zippy tangerine fruit. Soft oak notes linger on the finish with flavors of nutmeg, vanilla and toasted pecans. This 2013 has enough body to stand up to a wide array of foods and the balance to drink well on its own.
FOLEY 13 PN SRH
FOLEY 2013 PINOT NOIR
SANTA RITA HILLS 750mL
Item: #222120
Bottle Size:750ml
$26.99
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This 100% Point Noir showcases dark and concentrated ruby hues which speak to this wineís Sta. Rita Hillís pedigree, bright aromas of raspberry, Bing cherry, leather and root beer. Read More...
On the palate, this wines multiple layers speak to flavors of cherry cola, strawberry marmalade and forest floor.A luscious California Pinot Noir that pairs seamlessly with pulled pork sliders or chicken coq au vin.






GAINEY 13 CH SRH
GAINEY 2013 CHARDONNAY
SANTA RITA HILLS 750mL
Item: #224270
Bottle Size:750ml
$16.99
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Itís fascinating nose reveals lovely poached pear and baked apple aromas enhanced by creamy vanilla, marzipan, and buttered popcorn scents, with hints of gardenia, tea rose, kaffir Read More...
lime and toasted oak adding intrigue and complexity. On the palate, the wine boasts a creamy, mouth-coating texture with exuberant green apple and lemon rind flavors gaining further interest from subtle peanut brittle and mineral notes, while balanced acidity keeps the whole package fresh and lively. Enjoy this captivating Chardonnay by itself or with your favorite morsels from the sea, air and local fromagerie.
HITCHING POST 12 PN HIGH 375mL
$16.98

In-store purchase only.
Please call 800-331-3005 for details.


HITCHING POST 13 PN HIGHLINER
HITCHING POST 2013 PINOT NOIR
HIGHLINER 750 mL
Item: #275674
Bottle Size:750ml
$29.99
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- " Wine Enthusiast - "The Hitching Post team of Frank Ostini and Gray Hartley hit a home run on this Highliner, with a nose that features Read More...
fried shiitake mushrooms, violet and sizzling balsamic vinegar. It boasts an elegant mouthfeel, with very round and widely expressive fruit, characterized by orange peel, olallieberry and more violet."
HITCHING POST 13 PN RITA'S
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KESSLER-HAAK 13 CH ESTATE
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Kessler-Haak vineyard is located on Highway 246, 11 miles west of Buellton,CA, in the cooler northwestern section of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Fog graces the vineyard most mornings; Read More...
followed by cool Pacific ocean breezes and bright sunny afternoons. These conditions nurture gentle ripening of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at lower sugars with crisp acidity and the higher levels of spice commonly seen in cool climate viticulture. Although Kessler-Haak is not a certified organic vineyard, vineyard practices are strictly organic. Their farming approach strives for balance, harmony and co-existence between the vines and plant, animal and insect populations. They use no pesticides or herbicides and only organic fertilizers. Weed control is done mechanically, and pest control is done through natural predators (hawks, badgers and coyotes) and trapping.

Aromas of lemon and golden apple with a toasty, nutty oak topcoat. Discreetly rich and creamy on the palate with flavors of baked apple, poached pear and citrus peel, finishing with a refreshing burst of citrus. Estate grown fruit, aged in 10% new French oak.
LA VOIX 14 PN REBEL REBEL
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ANTONIO GALLONI 91-93 POINTS - "I was quite taken with the new Pinot Noirs I tasted from La Voix (the voice), Steve Clifton's new Pinot label. Around Read More...
the time Greg Brewer started his Diatom project, Clifton decided to start experimenting with small lots of Pinot Noir. According to Clifton "Brewer-Clifton is all about self-imposed constraints. The wines are made identically in order to showcase the unique personality of each site. With La Voix I want see what happens if there are no constraints at all." The wines I tasted suggested that the results are pretty exciting. The Pinots are made with mostly destemmed fruit, native fermentations and see very little new oak. The portfolio of sites has bounced around a bit, but I expect that will settle down as Clifton focuses more on this project. Vintage 2015 should see new wines from Kessler-Haak and Cargasacchi to round out the range. For years, Steve Clifton was insistent on the importance of working with estate vineyards at Brewer-Clifton. Now, at La Voix, he is back to sourcing fruit from vineyards farmed by other producers. Needless to say, it will be interesting to see how things develop in the coming years."

"The 2014 Pinot Noir Rebel Rebel Quinta del Mar Vineyard is laced with succulent red cherries, plums, leather menthol and spices. Plump and forward in style, the 2014 offers plenty of appeal in a distinctly open-knit, juicy style."
LINCOURT 11 CH COURTNEY'S
$15.95
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Lincourt's 2011 Courtneyís Chardonnay possesses all of the attributes one would expect from low-yielding, cool-climate terroir. The aromatics range from lemon curd and brioche to Read More...
pear and wet stone. As expected, it delivers admirable weight and viscosity tempered by bright and vibrant acidity.
LIQUID FARM 14 CH WHITE HILL
$37.95
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Liquid Farm's "White Hill" bottling is the leaner and more Chablisiane of their two Chardonnay bottlings. Comprised of fruit from some of the best vineyards in the area (Bent Rock, Zotovich, Huber, Read More...
Clos Pepe, Kessler-Haak, Rita's Crown, and Radian), White Hill highlights the unique salinity that comes through in the ancient soils of Santa Rita Hills. The style of this wine will always be racier and predominately neutral barrel fermentation. Its profile is that of mineral, yellow peach, fresh Asian pear, salinity, linen, candied ginger, and lavender cream.
MELVILLE 13 CH ESTATE
MELVILLE 2013 CHARDONNAY
ESTATE SANTA RITA HILLS 750mL
Item: #241090
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:91
$23.95
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This wine is 100% from Melville's Sta. Rita Hills estate and is a combination of clones 4, 76, 95, and selections Mount Eden, Hanzell and Wente. It is their core Chardonnay and comes Read More...
predominantly from their west side vineyards that have several different types of sandy soils. Because the west side receives the brunt of brutal ocean-winds and has only poor soils, we feel this Chardonnay always captures the vibrancy, minerality and concentrated flavors that are hallmarks of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA.

ANTONIO GALLONI 93 POINTS - "The 2013 Chardonnay Estate is gorgeous. Rich and oily on the palate, with considerable texture, the 2013 boasts tons of texture and breadth. Candied lemon, white flowers, almonds and chamomile add shades of nuance as the 2013 opens up in the glass. The 2013 boasts tons of oiliness and viscosity for a Chardonnay with no malolactic fermentation. Best of all, the 2013 is a great value."

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "Hold onto your hats, as these latest releases from Chad Melville and winemaker Greg Brewer are off-the-charts good!"

"The 2013 Chardonnay Estate Sta. Rita Hills is a smoking effort that represent a fabulous value in Chardonnay. Made in a pure, clean style, it was barrel-fermented and aged 8 months in neutral oak. It gives up serious notes of lemon, lime peel, tinges of wild herbs and salty minerality to go with a medium-bodied, balanced and elegant profile on the palate that keeps you coming back to the glass. Itís superb now, but will also age nicely for 3-4 years."
MELVILLE 13 SY SRH
MELVILLE 2013 SYRAH
ESTATE SANTA RITA HILLS 750mL
Item: #241220
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:93
$28.98
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Picked over a three day period in mid November, the fruit for this wine comes exclusively from Melville's Santa Rita Hills estate and is a combination of two different Syrah clones (Read More...
Estrella and Clone 99). The Estrella is from Donnaís block which is planted on well drained, nutrient deficient sand. The neutrality of this soil always lends an intoxicating and high toned bouquet of flowers and spice while the Clone 99 from Block I is planted on denser sandy loam soil, bringing depth and richness to the resultant wine. 15% whole cluster fermented in small 1.5 ton bins, total skin and stem contact averaged 30 days (7 day cold soak, 2+ weeks fermentation, and 1+ week extended maceration). From the press the wine was transferred directly to neutral barrels (5-20 year old French oak) where it remained sur lie with no sulfur until May when it was gently pressure racked for the first time and prepared for bottling in August.

Inky garnet in color, fresh and vivid aromatics of boysenberry cream, plum cobbler, allspice and mincemeat emanate from the glass. In the background, herbal notes of Mexican oregano, fennel seed, clove and chili powder intermingle with deeper components of liquid smoke, menthol and roasted blue corn. The palate impression is tender and polished with a firm presence finishing with significant weight and focus.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 93 POINTS - "Another wine that represents one of the top values around, the 2013 Syrah Estate offers incredible notes of liquid smoke, ground pepper, olive tapenade and tons of black fruits. Medium to full-bodied, ripe, textured and concentrated, it sill has remarkable purity and precision. Coming from the Sta. Rita Hills and aged 10 months in neutral oak, it's a gorgeous wine that readers shouldn't miss."
MELVILLE 14 PN BLOCK M
$59.95
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Block M is a wind swept mesa on Melville's western parcel adjacent to our Terraces block. Sitting atop a sun exposed mesa with several feet of botella clay soil, the extremity of Read More...
Block M is enhanced by the gravitational pull on three exposed sides forcing the roots to search deeper for sustenance. Block M is made up of equal amounts of clones 114 and 115. The lesser known 114 is lush, velvety and textural with an elegantly pliant internal core, while clone 115 delivers fruit at a higher pitch coupled with a more structurally pronounced personality. The marriage of these complementary components is what renders Melville's Block M bottling so complete. 20% of the fruit was gently destemmed with 80% remaining as whole clusters.

Boasting a dark crimson hue, the Block M bottling is always layered with richness. Vivid aromatics of rosemary, cinnamon stick and star lily are intertwined with the warmth of ripe persimmon, mulberry and cherry pie filling. Texturally, the wine is crisp and fresh on the palate, with an intense tannin profile that finishes with gorgeous purity and length.
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