This vibrant wine is a pale peach in color. The aromas are floral, tropical, and fruit driven, with notes of subdued rose, papaya, fresh strawberry, and citrus blossoms. Acidity is present upfront, and supported by nice mid-palate weight and a creamy texture. The flavors throughout the palate are melon, citrus, and stone. This wine ends with light viscosity and a chalky finish.
Sta. Rita Hills
Whole cluster pressed Pinot noir, fermented in 50% neutral oak and 50% stainless steel.
A long, cool fermentation in tank allows for vibrant aromatic expression.
Neutral oak barrels create mouthfeel and silky texture.
Our Santa Barbara County Chardonnay integrates the two coldest AVAs in Santa Barbara, those being the Sta. Rita Hills (sourced from our Peake Ranch Vineyard) and Santa Maria Valley (sourced from our Sierra Madre Vineyard) respectively. This very expressive wine exudes fresh notes of citrus blossom, white pineapple, crème brulé, with delicate expressions of stone fruits, dried flowers, and lemongrass. Nice acidity up front, slight grip, and a long finish with subtle weight on the palate.
Unique and herbal aromas of lemongrass, mint, sage, pine, sap and lemon blossom are present in this wine. On the palate there are intense flavors, bold acidity, with a beautiful delicacy upfront. The mid-palate has an enjoyable grip that lingers through to the finish. The finish shows vibrant flavors throughout.
Outside of being the first and oldest of our vineyards, Sierra Madre is by far the coldest. Located on the western side of the Santa Maria AVA, it is one of the lowest elevation vineyards in the region. As such, it is blanketed by freezing coastal fog and wind all year long. The result is Chardonnay that retains racy natural acidity, a bright mineral-driven texture, and concentrated fruit that integrates flawlessly with the French oak barrels we use.
Our signature appellation wine. This wine is a composite of both our Sta. Rita Hills AVA vineyards, Peake Ranch and John Sebastiano. The combination of these diverse vineyards, six different clonal varieties, a splash of stem inclusion, and the unprecedented heat of the vintage work together to create a wine that speaks volumes of the area.
Very expressive aromas on this wine with notes of bramble fruit, lavender, cherry blossom, pine, redwood, and creamy strawberry. The palate shows cranberry flavors, with bright acidity jumping upfront. There is a slight prickly texture on the mid-palate with fresh and light bodied notes throughout the mouthfeel.
From a windy site of the eastern slope of the Sta. Rita Hills, we have produced a Pinot Noir that embodies power, structure and concentration at it’s core. Vibrant magenta in color, with a fruit forward intensity that embodies the essence of fresh red plum, tomato leaf, bing cherry and vanilla. Tannin dominant with a solid backbone of beautifully balanced acidity throughout the palate. A few years of cellaring will reward ten-fold those with patience.
Vibrant aromas of strawberries and powdered sugar present themselves immediately in the glass with aromas of baking spice and pine to follow. The acidity is present upfront with angular tannin structure from the mid-palate to finish. An elegant, drying finish lingers.
Alas the beloved Bellis Noir! Our non-traditional but distinctly Sta. Rita Hills Rhone inspired blend of 52% Grenache, 44% Syrah, and 4% Pinot Noir. While most of these styles of blends intend to embolden their Grenache by adding Syrah or Mourvedre, the Bellis Noir takes the opposite approach. Our cool climate Syrahs carry a lot of intensity both in aromatics and body so we add Grenache and Pinot Noir to round and soften our Syrah to create a wine that has beautiful texture and flavor.
The classic Syrah notes jump out immediately with aromas of white pepper and lavender. On the palate, the acidity is the driving factor yet is supported with mid-palate lengthy and linear tannins. The fruit expressively beautifully on the palate with flavors of raspberry compote.