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 Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills
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SKU: W_15-CH-SRH
2016 Pinot Noir, Rancho La Viña

93 points-Antonio Galloni

The 2016 Pinot Noir Rancho La Viña is another deep and highly expressive wine from Alma Rosa. Generous red and purplish berry fruit and soft curves give the wine much of its sheer appeal. Still, I would prefer to cellar the 2016 for at least a few years to allow all the elements to fuse together. Hints of rose petal, earthiness and red berry fruit come through beautifully on the finish.
-- Antonio Galloni

 

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$62.00
 
SKU: PNRV16t
 
2017 Grenache Rose, Santa Barbara County
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SKU: GRSB17t
2015 Barrel Select, Pinot Noir

Spicy aromas of ripened strawberry, orange peel and black cherry. Distinct under currents of cocoa, espresso bean and autumnal spices. Graceful and full flavored, with bold, pliable tannins and a balanced structure.

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$65.00
 
SKU: W_15-PN-BS
 
2016 Pinot Blanc, La Encantada
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$32.00
 
SKU: PBLE16s
2015 Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills

Hints of juicy black cherries, spice, earth and ground herbs in a sweetly fruited, rounded and supple style. Rich and full-bodied on the palette with a long finish suitable for daily enjoyment. 

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$45.00
 
SKU: W_15-PN-SRH
 
2015 Bentrock Magnum

These larger-than-life wines always make the best gifts and are a preferred method for aging wines in your cellar.

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$135.00
 
SKU: W_15-PN-BRMag
2014 Pinot Gris, Sta. Rita Hills

The 2014 Pinot Gris has a slight blush of "gris" color. The wine has a delicate lychee nut and eidelweiss floral nose. 

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SKU: W_14-PG-SRH
 
2015 Clone 667 Magnum

These larger-than-life wines always make the best gifts and are a preferred method for aging wines in your cellar. 
 
 

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SKU: W_15-PN-MAG667
2014 Pinot Blanc SRH

Seductive aromas of lime, gardenia flowers, kiwi fruit and marzipan, with an elegant salty mineral disposition.

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SKU: W_14-PB-SRH