About our wines

We have a passion for Pinot; mostly Noir, as well as Blanc and Gris... Chardonnay has a special place in our vineyards, too. This passion started long ago, and it led to pioneering a growing region, planting many acres of vineyards, representing California Pinot Noir across the US and abroad and working many, many hours on a tractor.

Our home is on the Santa Rosa Road corridor, in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, where the cool, ocean-influenced growing conditions and clay-based soils help us grow Pinot and Chardonnay with elegantly layered aromatics and refreshing acid profiles.

 

To be more specific...

We are on the 34°N parallel, the same latitude as Tunisia, and the sun here is intense. Our vineyards are located on north-facing slopes, where the afternoon sun and its heat are less marked, and the grapes–at perfect ripeness–can convey floral, fruit and mineral aromas to the wines. The temperature on our estate peaks around 12:30 PM due to the afternoon maritime onshore winds, and this is much earlier than other California Pinot Noir growing regions. Although our region reaches similar temperature highs as others, the duration of heat is not as long, fostering the unique wine profiles of the Sta. Rita Hills that we live to capture and share.

2015 Brut Image
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SKU: BTSR15t
2017 Grenache Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley Image

Fall 2018 Release 

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SKU: GBSY17t
 
2016 Pinot Noir El Jabali Image

Fall 2018 Release 

457 cases produced

Laden with black fruit, plum, and blueberry aromas and flavors, along with the trademark sauvage notes the vineyard is known for, the 2016 El Jabali Pinot Noir sings on the palate. 

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SKU: PNEJ16t
2016 Pinot Gris, La Encantada Image

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Aged in ten-year-old French Oak barrels. Delicate lychee and Eidelweiss floral nose. Rich full texture with earthy minerality and plesant grapefruit undertones. 

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2014 Pinot Noir, Barrel Select Image

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A complilation of the best barrels in our cellar that receives additional aging in the barrel and bottle. Lusciously spiced with seductive flavors of cherry tart, dried plum and raspberry, featuring silky tannins. 

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SKU: W_14-PN-BS
2016 Pinot Noir, La Encantada Image

Fall 2018 Release 

93 points, Wine Spectator Insider

93 points, Antonio Galloni

262 cases produced 

The 2016 Pinot Noir Rancho La Encantada is one of the more understated wines in this range. Floral overtones give the sweet red cherry, mint and white pepper notes striking lift. Gracious, pretty and impeccably balanced, the 2016 will drink beautifully right out of the gate. The 2016 is not an obvious wine, as so many Sta. Rita Hills Pinots can be, but it just gets better and better with time in the glass.
-- Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

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SKU: PNLE16t
 
2016 Pinot Noir 11 Barrels Image

Fall 2018 Release 

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2015 Pinot Noir, El Jabali Image

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Organically farmed since 1983. Dense blackberry, forest floor and rustic tannins. Most burgundian of the 2015 Alma Rosa Vintage.

 

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2016 Chardonnay, El Jabali Image

Fall 2018 Release 

Organically Farmed

93 points-Antonio Galloni

The 2016 Chardonnay El Jabalí Vineyard is decidedly rich in style, which is a bit of a departure from the past. Lemon confit, almond, dried flowers and light tropical notes all develop in the glass. The 2016 finishes with real substance and energy, both of which will help the wine develop nicely in the cellar for years to come.
-- Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

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SKU: CHEJ16t
2016 Pinot Noir, Bentrock Image

92 points, Wine Spectator Insider  

94 points, Antonio Galloni

94 points, Jeb Dunnuck

290 cases produced

The 2016 Pinot Noir Bentrock Vineyard is a powerful, explosive wine endowed with striking interplay of fruit and structure. Gravel, licorice, lavender, menthol and purplish fruit build as this dramatic, exquisitely beautiful Pinot shows off its considerable personality and pedigree.
-- Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media 

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SKU: PNBR16t