White hawk Vineyard, Santa Barbara
Modesty aside, we're constantly amazed at the quality of the grapes that we have amassed. Whether it's by Parker points or what's in the glass, this impressive Santa Barbara vineyard is way different from anything else we have. It's 21 miles west of the Pacific and 2 miles north of Los Alamos. It's planted at 900 feet elevation on pure sand that immediately drains off water and nutrients and forces the vines to work extra-hard to survive. The syrah has a strong core of acidity complemented by elements of meat and blackberries. While the sangiovese (our first foray into Italian varietals) is dark, sweet strawberry and plum. We custom farm using sustainable and primarily organic viticulture. The yields are miniscule, the berries intense and we're counting the days until harvest.