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Monday, July 13, 2015

Wines of Santa Barbara

Take a trip down to Santa Barbara Wine Country with this stunning six pack saver! 
We can't help but love wines
from Santa Barbara County. Most of these wineries we have to seek out because their production level is so tiny. These unique wines always taste great and hardly ever carry the hefty price tag of Napa and Sonoma wines. Here are six Santa Barbara stunners to sip and enjoy!

"No viticultural region in America has demonstrated as much progress in quality and potential for greatness as... the Santa Barbara region, where the Burgundian varietals Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are planted in its cooler climates." -Robert Parker

Normally $175, but just $155 when you buy all six!
Frequency "SBC" Santa Barbara County Syrah 2013 
We seem to fall in love with everything winemaker Zac Wasserman puts into bottle. Whether it be his GSM or white blends, his Syrah is no exception. Sourced from various vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County, this meaty and full-bodied Syrah is the perfect complement to your summer barbecues!  
Neighborhood Vineyards Pinot Noir 2013 
Winemaker Ellie Hartshorn is quite a character. She makes wine throughout the Central Coast and spends much of her time planting grape vines in the city of San Francisco. Her Pinot Noir is perfection: nice and elegant, with plenty of fruity and floral notes to please any palate. Put a little chill on the bottle and enjoy!   
Folkway "Revelator" Santa Barbara Cabernet Blend 2013
One of our most popular wines each and every year. It is a breath of fresh air to see an inexpensive bottle of Cabernet that is easy drinking. The Folkway is not 100% Cabernet. It is blended with a little Cabernet Franc adding earthiness and spice and also a little bit of Merlot to add a nice fruity pop to an otherwise full-bodied and complex Cabernet.
Neighborhood Vineyards Albarino 2014 
We love California Albarino! It is the perfect wine for the summer--nice and aromatic but beautifully dry on the palate. This wine almost smells as aromatic as a Rhone-style Viognier but much more lean and dry on the palate. Eating a lot of seafood where you're staying this summer? Neighborhood Vineyards Albarino is the perfect accompaniment to any sort of shellfish dish!
SR 246 Zotovich Pinot Noir 2013 
Zotovich Cellars is a family-owned winery located in coastal Lompoc, California. Winemaker Ryan Zotovich is coming most recently from Sea Smoke. Prior to working at Sea Smoke, Ryan was the assistant winemaker at Palmina. Much like the Neighborhood Vineyards Pinot, this wine will please everyone. There are plenty of strawberry and raspberry characteristics that explode from the glass to sip all day long. 
Liquid Farm Rose of Mourvedre 2014
Dare we say, the most addicting rose we have ever sold? A bit more feminine this year than previous vintages, the wine still has the same mineral verve with a bit more expressiveness on the nose. There are overwhelming notes of fluer de sel hints of white raspberry and strawberry. We call it PINK CRACK for a reason--just ask anyone from Bacchus & Venus, we all love it!! 

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