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Rated 93 - The 2019 Grenache (Santa Barbara County) is a blend from various sites in the appellation. Bright and...
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Red
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Rated 92 - The 2019 Grenache Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard offers a fascinating expression of Grenache. Dark...
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Rated 93 - The 2018 Grenache Spear Vineyard is an explosion of aromas and flavors, all supported by breams of acidity...
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Red
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Rated 95 - The 2018 Grenache Vie Caprice Vineyard captures Angela Osborne's style at its very best. A deep red, the...
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White
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Red
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Rated 91 - Dense and rich-tasting, featuring concentrated notes of hoisin sauce to the cherry tart and cocoa powder...
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Red
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Rated 91 - Woody earth meets carbonic strawberry in this lightly spiced, delicately crafted, estate-grown wine. With...
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Red
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Rated 90 - Scents of bacon and smoke make this wine seem savory and dark. And yet the flavors are surprisingly light,...
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Rated 90 - The light gold-hued 2019 Chardonnay Los Alamos Vineyard comes all from the Los Alamos Vineyard in Santa...
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White
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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
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Burgundian in sensibility but with California style is one way of describing Jim Clendenen's Chardonnays- Structure...
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Rated 95 - The 2018 White Hildegard Estate is an unusual blend of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Aligoté meant to...
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White
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White
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A refreshing, dry, blended white with citrus lemon/lime notes, flinty minerality, and crisp finish. It is richer than...
Red
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Bottle: $21.90
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This wine is just easy to drink. Whether with fresh grilled salmon or left-over roast chicken or just in a glass by...
Red
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With the Barham Mendelsohn label, Jim stretches his Pinot potential to include one of California's best growing...
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The 2008 Pinot Noir Isabelle is a selection of the estate's 36 best barrels across many of the Central Coast's finest...
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Rated 94 - Just slightly deeper ruby-hued, the 2017 Pinot Noir Knox Alexander comes from the Bien Nacido and Le Bon...
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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.