- Lincourt Chardonnay Steel Santa Rita Hills 2012 Product #29399 (In Stock)
Here's a terrific California Chardonnay buy! All the rich, ripe, fruit and flavor of the Sta. Rita Hills with no oak.
"Untouched by oak or malolactic fermentation, this is a pure Santa Rita Hills chardonnay: salty and intense, linear in its acidity yet opening into the succulent sweetness of a ripe papaya. It’s a lively and affordable white that’s tuned into its terroir."Wine & Spirits 90 points
- Ampelos Cellars Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills 2013 Product #29023 (In Stock)
These guys are best known as a vineyard source for other top Sta. Rita Hills winemakers (e.g. Greg Brewer), but they make a tiny amount of wine on their own as well. This is a terrific example with more structure and focus than you often find in such ripe, Sta. Rita Hills Pinot. Fresh Pinot aromas of red berries, wildflowers, and spice open the show and lead to a focused mouthful of cherry, redcurrant, and raspberry fruit with accents of warm spice, earth, and cola. Gets a little more smoky with air, but stays focused and fresh through the supple, sweetly fruited, finish. Delicious now - but gone soon, because only 600 cases made!