Posts tagged: Santa Barbara

THE BEST WINE OFFERING EVER!

Owner and Winemaker Curt Schalchlin has been producing high-quality Rhone varietals at a very respectable price level for years.  Curt worked for some of the best winemakers in industry and went solo about a decade ago, and the rest is history.  Today Sans Liege has a worldwide fan base, even as far as Japan, Belgium and South […]

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Chardonnay Taste-Off Winner

We lined up an army of who-is-who with our latest Chardonnay tasting. DuMOL (94 GWC) Morlet (95 WA) Talley Rosemary (94 WA) Owen Roe (94 WS) Rochioli “Sweetwater” (93WS) Tor (94 WS) 32 Winds by Ehren Jordan (92 WS) Coldstream (92+WA) Lewis (93 WS) Buoncristiani (93 WS) Chanin – The winner! Gavin Chanin, who was […]

Wine of the Month

Stolpman Vineyards is one of the larger vineyard holdings in Santa Barbara at 220 acres, but they sell a lot more than they make into their own wines.  That said, the Angeli bottling is the very best of the best of their estate, or the crème de la crème as the French would say.  The […]

The Best Offering of the Year!

Owner and Winemaker Curt Schalchlin has been producing high-quality Rhone varietals at a very respectable price level for years.  Curt worked for some of the best winemakers in industry and went solo about a decade ago, and the rest is history.  Today Sans Liege has a worldwide fan base, even as far as Japan, Belgium […]

Incredible value wine under $30!

Field Recordings is winemaker Andrew Jones’ personal catalog of the people and places he values most. Having stood in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast, he has a keen eye for diamonds in the rough: sites that are unknown or under-appreciated but hold enormous untapped potential. As friendships are made and opportunities are […]

The best wine ever under $30 returns!

Curt Schalchlin has amassed a reputation of producing high-quality Rhone varietals a respectable price level.  Having worked for some of the best in the industry Curt decided to try his luck, and the rest is history.  Today he has a following that stretches well beyond the US borders.  I have been a fan from day […]

Value Cabernet blend stuns many!

Field Recordings is 29-year old winemaker Andrew Jones’ personal catalog of the people and places he values most. Having stood in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast, he has a keen eye for diamonds in the rough: sites that are unknown or under-appreciated but hold enormous untapped potential. As friendships are made and […]

Cult Nouveau Sans Liege astonishes us again!

Sans Liege (without cork) the brainchild of Curt Schalchlin has crafted some of the most amazing no-nonsense wines over the past years. His relentless search for independence as he calls it is paying great dividend. He uses new world techniques combined with the heritage of the Rhone Valley to create a mind-boggling final product. Tasting […]

Here’s the real Story…

Herman Story is the “story” of tall tales, Wrangler Jeans, and bold wines crafted by Russell P. From. This winery has become a real head-turner since it was created just a decade ago. Russell is a real “Rhone Ranger” and that has not escaped the notice of numerous publications. Herman Story regularly scores 93 – […]

Stunning Grand Cru Chablis-style Chardonnay at Bargain Price!

Clos Pepe is a family-owned vineyard and winery set in the heart of the Santa Rita Hills of Santa Barbara County, California. Of the 29 acres planted in vines, 25 acres are planted to Pinot Noir, and 4 acres to Chardonnay. They sell more grapes than what they produce into wine, thus the production is […]