|THE LOVELY GROUNDS AT HILLIARD BRUCE|
|"TERROIR" THE FRENCH TERM FOR THE EARTH OR SOIL|
Cheers and Salute, I feel like I've abandoned you in my whirlwind of life… This is an incredibly busy time of year for me plus we are starting up our new DestinationVine business!! Very exciting and challenging, my partner and I have been combing the Central Coast to bring you the "best of the best" in Wine Country! Today I want to focus on a premier part of Santa Barbara Wine Country, the Santa Rita Hills AVA.. (American Viticulture Area)
|AN EARLY HARVEST THIS YEAR!|
|I CAN'T RESIST A GREAT SYRAH!|
"SIDEWAYS''in 2004, the locals and people in the know already knew it was destined for greatness!! I don't think the average wine drinker even knew what Pinot was, remember this was the heyday of Merlot which died a noble death soon after, C'est dommage!
|ONE OF THE GREAT ORIGINALS…RICHARD SANFORD|
|THE WONDERFUL CLOS PEPE PINOT NOIR|
I prefer a Pinot with body, I've nick named the lighter variety "Ghost Pinot's"…not my favorite…Oh, but those full bodied ones that are spicy with notes of dark cherry, amazing, from start to finish. Is it too early to drink yet I know it's 5 o'clock in London? Salute to everyone and have a great weekend!!
|THE WONDERFUL PINOT'S FROM HILLIARD BRUCE|
|A "CLONE" VINEYARD AT MELVILLE|
|OUT DOING FIELD WORK @ MELVILLE WINERY|
THE WINE CONTESSA
9/11 NEVER FORGET
|SOME OF THE LOCAL COLOR @ PENSE WINERY|
|TURKEY MASCOT @ HILLIARD BRUCE VINEYARDS|
HE DOESN'T DO THANKSGIVING…...