We produce four distinct “families” of handcrafted Santa Barbara wines, each with a unique place in our wine portfolio. All are designed to showcase the variety and the vineyard, or the variety and the appellation.
Tous les Jours
We refer to our “everyday” and easy-drinking Syrah as “Tous les Jours”. A red wine blend of Syrah from Paso Robles and Santa Ynez Valley vineyards, it is carefully blended to produce a soft, smooth Syrah full of ripe berry aromas and flavors. Tous les Jours is consistently lauded as a ‘Crozes-Hermitage look-alike’ by wine critics and has been touted as one of the best wines under $20 by Food & Wine Magazine.
Red Wine Blends and White Wine Blends
We produce a red wine blend, “Esperance”, which is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre, from Paso Robles and Santa Ynez Valley vineyards. It is fashioned in the style of the great reds of Gigondas and Chateauneuf-du-Pape of France. Considered a ‘fine value’ by Robert Parker, Jr., “Esperance” has consistently delighted wine critics for over 15 years. Our white wine blend, “RGB”, is named for the blending of Rousanne and Grenache Blanc grapes. We craft this delicate duo with the great white wines of the southern Rhone Valley in mind. We feel that our blends demonstrate that sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Varietal Wines – Syrah, Viognier and Grenache
Our Syrah, Viognier, and Grenache illustrate the quality and flavors that can be achieved with grapes from our exceptional Santa Barbara wine country vineyards. Our Reserve Syrah is a red wine blended from no less than 6 blocks – expertly delivering the earthy, spicy, and wonderfully fruity side of Syrah, while our Viognier is vinified to showcase the exotic, floral, and fruity side of Viognier. We design our Grenache to be smooth, yet irresistible; in the words of winethropology.com, “Putting this wine in your mouth is like sliding into a warm infinity pool.”
The Single Vineyards
Each vintage, we relish the opportunity to craft several single-vineyard red wines. These distinctive offerings are designed to express the unique terroir or microclimate of the individual Santa Barbara wine country vineyard. Derived from a love of winemaking rather than winemaker ego, these wines are carefully tended from vineyard to bottle to create something truly inimitable.