Santa Rita Hills
Owned by: Larner Family
Vineyard Manager: Michael Larner
Varietals: Syrah (Estrella & 877 clone), Grenache (362 clone), Malvasia Bianca
In just a few short years, this vineyard has become a holy grail for Rhône varietals in Santa Barbara County, receiving critical acclaim for the quality of the grapes and viticultural practices. Christine Larner and her son, Michael, also a winemaker, are ardent about the continued care and development of their vineyard. The natural beauty of the site with its rolling, sun-splashed hills creates an incredibly peaceful vibe. The wines from this site are concentrated yet elegant with perfumed aromatics distinctive to the terroir. Beautiful structure with great intensity and length, reminiscent of the Côte-Rôtie wines of the northern Rhône.