Archive for April, 2013


Monday, April 29th, 2013

The 2010 Chenin Blanc is a knockout – dry, elegant and perfect for the coming summer months. The 2010 Grenache Special Select is deep, fragrant, luscious. Come by the tasting room and see for yourself!

2012 Chenin Blanc, Santa Barbara County

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Exquisite. This is Chenin Blanc taken to a whole other level. Sophisticated yet refreshing. The fruit was barrel fermented then aged for an extended time neutral oak. The result? A dry, elegant white with notes of fresh melon and pear ending with a creamy, rich finish. Extremely well balanced. Though sensational with shellfish and seafood, its wonderful acidity makes it well matched with roast pork or turkey.
Bottle Price: $30.00 


2012 Merlot, Santa Barbara County – Library Release

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Ever since the movie Sideways, Merlot has had to undeservedly overcome a bad wrap. It already played second fiddle to Cabernet Sauvignon. But Merlot creates some the greatest wines in the world. It is an earlier ripening variety and consequently is perhaps better suited for this County since we are the one of the coolest wine growing regions. Merlot prefers a warmer climate and the fruit for this comes from the warmer, eastern Santa Ynez Valley. The wine is deep in color with blackberry and plum fruit back by toasty oak, cedar, and earthy spice. Though it has extended barrel age, the wine still has a fresh berry, tannic kick in the finish. Serve with roast duck with a red wine reduction sauce or a thick grilled burger. Bottle Price: $55.00 (limited availability)

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Barbara County

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Bedford2012CabernetSauvignon-250-webThere are microclimates in Santa Barbara that allow grapes not always associated with this region to thrive. Bordeaux varieties can flourish as long as the growing conditions are correct. The fruit for our Cabernet Sauvignon is from eastern Santa Ynez Valley where the weather is a bit warmer. Here Cabernet Sauvignon, a later ripening variety, is able to achieve complete maturity. The wine has dark fruit flavors of black currant and black cherry enhanced by nuances of Oriental spice, black pepper, toasty oak and tobacco. Long term barrel aging gracefully brought all the elements together making it reminiscent of a well aged Old World Bordeaux. Serve with bacon-wrapped filet mignon or grilled bone-in rib-eye steaks with blue cheese. Bottle Price: $39.00


Los Alamos Third Saturday Evening Stroll May 18

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Once a month the merchants on Bell Street in Los Alamos extend their hours and put on the dog for guests and customers. From 5-8 pm, enjoy relaxed shopping along with entertainment, special events, good eats, wine and more!  All are welcome and there is no charge. We will be open for wines by the glass.

Tasting Room Open Daily 11 am to 5 pm ~ 448 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440 ~ PH: 805-344-2107 ~ E-mail:

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