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.
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 !!
Not as floral as the usual Rhone blend
We enjoy Rhone white blends (usually Roussane +/- others) and enjoyed this one as well. However, it was much less floral than I had expected and I am still uncertain how best to pair it with food other than cheese.
Nice white blend
This Central Coast white blend is a nice blend for those who enjoy fuller bodied white wines. I personally prefer crisper whites, but this was a nice alternative to chardonnay.
Had a lot of expectations from this offering, but was disappointed. Past its prime and too oxidized.
A blend for chardonnay drinkers
This was better than I expected as I usually steer away from blends, but as usual, CH delivers. Fuller bodied like a chardonnay with a hint of oak.
A bit surprised...
Didn't expect too much of a blended white whilst we usually stick to Viognier or Chardonnay. However, it was very nice on the palette with our simple quiche meal.