Brickbarn Winery located in Buellton, Ca, sources fruit from Santa Barbara county, Santa Ynez, and Santa Rita Hills. Brickbarn 2017 Pinot Noir – is mildly perfumey on the nose, cherry and raspberry fruit notes, with a hint of black tea and sweet tobacco. Aged for 19 months in French oak, 25% of which is new. Silky on the palate with a long luxurious finish. A lovely drinking experience, and exceptional value.Brickbarn 2018 Albarino – like it’s Spanish predecessor, this wine presents citrus and stone fruit flavors, sleek on the palate, with bright acidity and a clean finish. Exceptionally good with many types of fresh seafood, delicious on it’s own.
Eco Terreno is a small, family and community oriented winery. They draw fruit primarily from their estate vineyards, and utilize biodynamic practices. The cabernet received 91/100 points from Robert Parker, the sauvignon blanc 88/100 pts from various wine critics. The cabernet is full-bodied, yet elegant and well balanced, and not overpowered by oak. Beautiful dark fruit notes and well integrated tannins create a lovely wine for casual drinking, or ambitious food pairings. The sauvignon blanc is a prototypical California SB: light, crisp, mildly herbaceous with floral and citrus notes. Excellent with various seafoods, soft cheeses, and a poolside chaise lounge. Cheers!
A delicious Petite Syrah, deep ruby in color; a powerful, expressive, and complex wine from Paso Robles. Fruit notes of blackberry and raspberry, and an undercurrent of dark chocolate, with a fine balance of fruit and oak influence. Ready to drink now, exceptionally good with beef or venison dishes, and sublime on it’s own.