Hartley-Ostini Hitching Post

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2018

This is drinking really nicely now- highly recommend- sometimes you have to wait for these older vintages to shine- this one is light &fruity, A nose that will challenge not only your memory but your palate. Notes of strawberry, cherries, a hint of vanilla. It's mouth feel is perhaps the most even ever felt on this tongue. Perhaps amongst one of their best vintages of from the" legend-(wait for it) dairy" terriors in the Santa Rita lowlands that Grey and Frank have offered. Although this label continues to amaze year after year with their simplicity, consistency and value.
One would expect to lay much more for this bottle, which makes it a very good choice.
#HitchingPostWines #Sideways #PunotNoir #SantaRitaHills
— 10 days ago

Diana Roemer
with Diana

Sea Smoke

Southing California Grand Cru Pinot Noir

if you go any direction, go South(ing): with #SeaSmoke’s blackberry-ripe, complex, luxuriously velvety #Pinot and juicy South #Jersey tomatoes - #summer #wine #santaritahills — 7 years ago

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John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

The John Sebastiano vineyard is a newer plot located on the eastern side of the Santa Rita Hills AVA. Owned by Sebastiano Sterpa and John Wagner, the vineyard specializes in Clone 115 and Swan varietals to produce big juicy Pinot Noir. This wine embodies the current move in the Pinot world of producing Pinot Noir that's bigger, juicier, and more alcoholic than your average Pinot. Either you love this style or you're indifferent - I don't mind tasting the experiment from time to time. ~$48 | #foxen #pinotnoir #santaritahills

On the eyes: Deep clear garnet rimming out to reddish pink, bright, med stain, med tears. No gas/floc.

On the nose: Braised red cabbage, stewed plums and black cherries, a hint of vanilla and perfume. Med+ Alcohol.

On the tongue: Med+ acid, med tannin, med+ alcohol, med body, round and juicy mouthfeel. Super ripe cherry, plum and blueberry. Violet, a hint of vanilla and pepper. Long finish. Drinks like a mini-Syrah.
— 8 years ago

Wenzlau Vineyard

The Drawing Board Sta. Rita Hills White Blend 2013

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Med intensity and complexity on a restrained nose. Fresh orchard fruit and flowers. The palate is where this wine really shows off. Great complexity mixed with depth, power, and restraint. Sweet orchard fruit, Meyer lemon, hazelnut, and flowers. Great balance and length. #wenzlauvienyards #santabarbara #santaritahills #chardonnay #california #usa #ctbucklinwine — 7 years ago

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Alma Rosa

Sta. Rita Hills Clone 115 Pinot Noir 2013


One of the better #pinot from #almarosa #sbcounty #santaritahills bright red fruit and some lavender and sage notes. Perhaps lacking some complexity and body. Curiously reminded me of one of my #garnacha #cariñena blends — 8 years ago

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Sea Smoke

Southing Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Concentrated raspberry and red plum aromas with glints and hints of red currant, cranberry and ripe red cherry. Tarragon strong with allspice afters. Very juicy center of this tootsie pop exhibits a slightly less sweet cherry, a touch of black pepper, cedar and cinnamon framing dense plum and both dried and ripe raspberry, subdued blackberry and a racy finish of cola and roobios pumping the brakes repeatedly on this well engineered rocket.

#pinotnoir #seasmokesouthing #2019 #seasmokeestatevineyard #southing #santaritahills #singlevineyard #monopole #staritahills #cawine
— a year ago

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Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir

Mushroom, forest-farm, strawberry, cherry, brown spice, very pretty mouthfeel #napawine #carneros producer #santaritahills fruit #deedubcellar — 6 years ago

Philip Slater
with Philip

Sandhi Wines

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2012

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

The black and red fruit (cherries, raspberries, blackberries, and huckleberries) is dense and almost has a penny candy sour quality to it. Fairly well balanced with secondary nuances and a decent length. #sandhi #santaritahills #pinotnoir #california #ctbucklinwine — 8 years ago

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