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Greg Thomas
 
October 16, 2021 | Greg Thomas

Fall Happenings at the Tasting Room

As cooler weather appears on the horizon, we have some exciting offerings here at the tasting room.  Come by and see us and take advantage of these specials, enjoy a glass of wine and escape from the daily grind.
 

2016 Chardonnay 3-pkg Special       

Los Alamos Vineyard was planted back in the 1990’s, lies between the cool Santa Maria Valley appellation to the north, and the warmer Santa Ynez Valley to the south.  The region seems to have the best characteristics for both of those AVA’s.  The vineyard consists of mainly sand and limestone soils.  We pull our fruit from the same
area of the vineyard each vintage.  100% Chardonnay, clone 4, picked at night at 23.9 Brix,
and pressed without skin contact and fermented in neutral Franch oak barriques.
The wine was then aged for 20 months in about 20% new oak and the balance in neutral oak. 100 % malolactic fermentation.
 
An old school rendition of Santa Barbara County chardonnay.  Nose of tropical fruits, citrus and vanilla cream, followed by flavors of pineapple & fuji apple, notes of lemon creme brûlée, rich mouthfeel with a kiss of crisp acidity and spiced apple on the finish.
 
Retail - $90     Special - $81    discounts for Club Members
 
 
 
 
 

2016 Sangiovese - Estelle Vineyard

The vineyard lies in the northeast corner of the Los Olivos AVA, bordering Happy Canyon AVA.  The soils are well drained sandy loam, with cool wet winters and a warm dry summer.  A bit warmer then its neighbor Ballard Canyon to the west, and a bit cooler then Happy canyon to the east.  Seal Beach Winery has been working with this vineyard for over 10 years.
                                                         
  The grapes were first used to make our 2016 Rose of Sangiovese, being gently 
  pressed leaving about 30% of the grape.  They were then added to the rest of the
  grapes, providing a wine with extended skin contact leading to deep purple color
  and added structure. This wine will pair with your favorite pasta dish with red
  sauce or if you are in the mood to BBQ, smoked BBQ pork ribs.
 
  Hints of black tea & cherry on the nose, followed by bright flavors of
  raspberry & cherry.  The tannins build slowly across your palate,
  leading to a rich finish with notes of cured meats.
 
 
 
 
                                
 
 
 

Coming soon.....2016 Malbec - from Happy Canyon AVA

 
 
 
Time Posted: Oct 16, 2021 at 12:59 PM Permalink to Fall Happenings at the Tasting Room Permalink
Greg Thomas
 
September 18, 2021 | Greg Thomas

New Tasting Menu Begins Next Week September 22nd

New Tasting Menu Beginning Next Wednesday

Excited to add to our tasting menu our 2014 Syrah, Clone Estrella - Natalie Grace Wines, Harrison Clarke Vineryard, Ballard Canyon.  Well aged wine with a refined nose of bacon, black tea and dry herbs, with a rich mouthfeel and flavors of dark blueberry and vanilla.  Tannins are well integrated that build across your palate, finishing bright, with a long lingering finish.  

Will only be available for a short time as we have only a small amount left.  

Come visit soon and taste all our newest editions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Posted: Sep 18, 2021 at 2:03 PM Permalink to New Tasting Menu Begins Next Week September 22nd Permalink
Greg Thomas
 
June 17, 2021 | Greg Thomas

Tasting Room is Back Open

We are excited to announce that the tasting room is back open!!!!!

We have some great new 2016 Vintage wines to share with you that are all tasting just wonderful right now. Our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from the Estelle vineyard in the Los Olivos District spent 32 months in barrel and is showing very well.  Also, you asked and Michael made.  2016 GSM, Taylor Noelle Wines from the Santa Ynez Valley.  A delicious blend 60% Grenache, with 20% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre. A lighter body make this a great wine for the summer, paring with your favorite grilled foods.  Lively fruit, with some notes of blueberry and cigar box spice, with an earthy finish.  

Come visit soon and taste all our newest editions.

Our Summer Hours...... 

Wednesday & Thursday     2:00 pm to 9:00 pm     

Friday     2:00 pm to 10:00 pm     ~       Saturday     12:00 pm to 10:00 pm     ~     Sunday     1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

 

Time Posted: Jun 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM Permalink to Tasting Room is Back Open Permalink