Lot 676 | 2016 Santa Barbara
A refined and bold white blend from one of California's iconic Rhône varietal producers.
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- Santa Barbara
- Roussanne 49%, Viognier 27%, Marsanne 24%
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One of the more refined and bold white blend offerings I’ve come across, Lot 676 is a deft harmony of 24% Marsanne, 49% Roussane, and 27% Viognier from one of California’s iconic producers of Rhône varietals. Grapes of each of the three varietals are grown in cool climate vineyards bathed in cold coastal breezes from the Pacific Coast, whole cluster pressed, and barrel aged to precise specifications before blending into sublime form right before bottling.
Santa Barbara remains one of my favorite winegrowing regions to score gems, and with good reason – the exquisite stretch of land that is Santa Barbara County is home to an embarrassment of riches when it comes to vineyard quality and winemaking talent. As both a wine consumer and industry insider, I think the quality-price ratio here is simply outstanding – at the moment, there might not be any wine producing region in California that delivers better value per dollar than Santa Barbara.
Loved it. It was great with clams served for dinner. And paired up well with the lemon bars for dessert. Very drinkable and a nice everyday sipper
Good buy for the blend
I liked this wine very much. All three grapes in the blend are some of my favorite white wine grapes.
Easy to drink
Dry enough with a great finish. Really nice with seafood and chicken. I used it in French onion soup with good results.
Tart & Crisp
I enjoyed this wine's somewhat unique (at least to my relatively novice tastes) pallet. I found it crisp and a bit tart, a bit on the dry side, but that was fine with me. My wife did not enjoy it as much. I think she was a bit put off by the tartness that I found. Someone else mentioned that it was a nice change of pace... I would agree! So each to his/her own!
I like it with fish
It's a nice change of pace from other whites with fish dishes.
Needs Air // Smidge of a chill // Dryer than others
I love viognier and tried this as a result. It's very nice, but maybe a bit drier than I was expecting given the underlying varietals. Nice as a food wine for white fish with a bit of butter/salt but less interesting as a stand alone sipper. Still enjoyable and a good QPR.
Great flavor for this price.
Complex with good mineral structure. Very nice blend that would complement a variety of cuisines. I actually drank mine while I was preparing dinner which qualifies this as what the family calls “chef juice “.
Not my favorite
Pretty good blend
my wife and I had this unique wine with different cheeses and shrimp cocktail. Pretty good but liked the Albarino much better !!