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.
Nice summer wine
Nice summer wine! Crisp and very pleasant.
What a pleasant surprise, this will become our go to wine. Great summer wine on a hot day.
With the combination of Roussane, Viognier, and Marsanne, I expected a viscous wine with a lot of fruit. That is absolutely not the description of this wine. It has a lot of minerality both on the nose and palate. I'm surprised to find that I think I get a little gooseberry on both the nose and palate. There's another fruit midpalate but I just can't identify what it is...maybe a hint of honeydew but it's faint.
I think it's a great summer porch wine at a very good price point.
Great value Northern Rhone blend!
Really enjoyed this wine!! Maybe less floral than a true Northern Rhone and more fruit-forward, but it was not overtly so and I quite enjoyed this wine. Will be ordering again!
Wasn’t for me
This is the only CH wine I have found that I did not enjoy. It was very dry and oaky. Not a fan.
Flavorful and different
I really enjoyed this crisp and flavorful white wine. It is a nice change from Chard and Sauvignon blanc. It has nice fruit tempered with acidity. A great warm weather sipper with a lot of character.
This wine was a hit during our summer week at the lake. Crisp, delicious, and an incredible value
The majority of wines that we enjoy are reds. Whites are second and Rose are very infrequent. Whites usually are the safe sturdy Chards, Sauvignon Blanc, & Pinot Grigio. We really enjoy a crisp Pinot Blanc but can rarely find them without going to an online store and paying s&h and taxes on top. Anyway, Karen & I added this gem to a recent mixed case that we purchased simply because of the area in which it comes from. Santa Barbara has been one of our favorite places to procure good solid wines at a reasonable price point. When we opened it we were hit with a slap of pear meets citrus meets stone fruits. The mouth feel is refreshing and crisp/semi tart. The finish is delicious. This new white blend pushed past our Pinot Blanc as #1 on our list. We will add this to our next case. Cheers!!
Great summer blend
I love a good Viognier blend, great for backyard BBQs and sitting by the pool. Enjoy!
Another great deal from CH.
Delicious in the heat of summer.
Finally found a white blend my wife likes in addition to buttery Chard. We've purchased it a number of times (like 4 bottles in a mixed case).
This is an absolutely amazing white. This blend is complex, fruits abound. Great value.