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Red
750ml
Bottle: $40.94
12 bottles: $40.12
Rated 92 - The 2019 Grenache Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard offers a fascinating expression of Grenache. Dark...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $50.94
12 bottles: $49.92
Rated 94 - The 2019 Grenache Spear Vineyard is a very pretty, vivid wine. Rose petal, crushed raspberry, mint and...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $39.94 $42.00
12 bottles: $39.90
Rated 95 - The 2019 Grenache Vie Caprice Vineyard is one of the most powerful wines in the range. Huge tannins wrap...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $47.94
12 bottles: $46.98
Rated 94 - The 2018 Luke is 56% Graciano and 44% Grenache from Shake Ridge. Deep, powerful and structured, the 2018...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $37.99
12 bottles: $37.23
Rated 91 - Dense and rich-tasting, featuring concentrated notes of hoisin sauce to the cherry tart and cocoa powder...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $26.90
12 bottles: $26.36
Abundant fruit with a slight tropical note backed by judicious oak. The fuller viscosity that is a signature of this...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $34.90 $36.00
Lovely aromas of apricot, lavender and caramel ebb into bright flavors of lemon/lime, and a fresh, lengthy finish has...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $35.84
12 bottles: $35.12
Rated 92 - Macadamia nut and baked apple aromas meet with a hint of baking spice and a linear, steely minerality on...
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White
375ml
Bottle: $12.90
12 bottles: $12.67
Burgundian in sensibility but with California style is one way of describing Jim Clendenen's Chardonnays- Structure...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $19.94 $21.60
Burgundian in sensibility but with California style is one way of describing Jim Clendenen's Chardonnays- Structure...
White
750ml
Bottle: $16.90
12 bottles: $16.56
A refreshing, dry, blended white with citrus lemon/lime notes, flinty minerality, and crisp finish.
Red
750ml
Bottle: $39.94
With the Barham Mendelsohn label, Jim stretches his Pinot potential to include one of California's best growing...
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750ml
Bottle: $33.60
With the Barham Mendelsohn label, Jim stretches his Pinot potential to include one of California's best growing...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $42.34 $44.80
Rated 94 - This bottling, named for the vintner's son, is quite light in the glass, offering aromas of crisp...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $34.94
12 bottles: $34.24
A classic Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir from a great Pinot year, it is a wine of great aromatics and character...
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750ml
Bottle: $31.20
12 bottles: $30.58
A classic Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir from a great Pinot year, it is a wine of great aromatics and character...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $20.46 $22.00
Strawberries and blackberries aromas slowly rise out of the glass. Overtime, more of the anise and clove will mix...
White
750ml
Bottle: $31.95
12 bottles: $31.31
Rated 95 - This is always a favorite wine from the late Jim Clendenen—a Burgundian-minded blend of 55% Pinot Gris,...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $26.94
12 bottles: $26.40
Rated 90 - Dark berry and mahogany aromas prove rich and thick but not overripe on the nose of this bottling. There's...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $23.25 $25.00
The release of the 2020 vintage marks the 20th Anniversary of Cuvee le Bec. Since the first vintage in 1997, the...

United States California Santa Barbara

Of all the New World wine countries, perhaps the one which has demonstrated the most flair for producing high quality wines - using a combination of traditional and forward-thinking contemporary methods - has been the United States of America. For the past couple of centuries, the United States has set about transforming much of its suitable land into vast vineyards, capable of supporting a wide variety of world-class grape varietals which thrive on both the Atlantic and the Pacific coastlines. Of course, we immediately think of sun-drenched California in regards to American wines, with its enormous vineyards responsible for the New World's finest examples of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based wines, but many other states have taken to viticulture in a big way, with impressive results. Oregon, Washington State and New York have all developed sophisticated and technologically advanced wine cultures of their own, and the output of U.S wineries is increasing each year as more and more people are converted to their produce.

California as a wine producing region has grown in size and importance considerably over the past couple of centuries, and today is the proud producer of more than ninety percent of the United States' wines. Indeed, if California was a country, it would be the fourth largest producer of wine in the world, with a vast range of vineyards covering almost half a million acres. The secret to California's success as a wine region has a lot to do with the high quality of its soils, and the fact that it has an extensive Pacific coastline which perfectly tempers the blazing sunshine it experiences all year round. The winds coming off the ocean cool the vines, and the natural valleys and mountainsides which make up most of the state's wine regions make for ideal areas in which to cultivate a variety of high quality grapes.

Santa Barbara is home to many of California's most sought after wines, with a powerful reputation for superbly crafted, old world style big, flavorful and complex red wines. The white wine industry in the region is growing, too, with many wineries within Santa Barbara successfully experimenting with several classic white wine grape varietals. As in much of California, Santa Barbara benefits from the blazing west coast sunshine, coupled with cooling Pacific Ocean breezes and fogs, which help to temper the grapes and slow the ripening process, thus ensuring more flavor and aroma in the resulting wines. Although Santa Barbara is a relatively young wine region, it is home to many wineries who are extremely dedicated when it comes to demonstrating just how good their terroir is, and how characterful their region's wines can be.