- Lincourt Chardonnay Steel Santa Rita Hills 2013 Product #30381 (In Stock)
Here's a terrific California Chardonnay buy! All the rich, ripe, fruit and flavor of the Sta. Rita Hills with no oak.
"This stainless-steel take shows lime juice, golden apples and white pepper on the lean but ever-so-slightly warm nose. The palate is driven by a citrusy bitterness, showing tangerine peels and more squeezed lime throughout."Wine Enthusiast 89 points
"Clean and refreshing, with snappy lemon, grapefruit, green apple and pear flavors that are juicy, elegant and easy to enjoy."Wine Spectator 88 points
- Ampelos Cellars Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills 2014 Product #30813 (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.