Wine Enthusiast, 93 points
“Especially for an appellation blend, this is a wondrous, regionally indicative bottling, starting with clean and fresh aromas of honeysuckle, Asian pear and lime pith. There's a flashy sizzle of acidity on the sip, where lily and honeysuckle flavors meet with kiwi and restrained guava, wrapped up in a delicate texture.”
93 POINTS, $19...from Richard Sanford (of the legendary Sanford & Benedict vineyard)! Incredible deal!
“Wondrous”. No small praise, right?! This delicious, complex, zesty wine is $19! How do we do it? OK, here’s the scoop:
Alma Rosa Winery was founded in 2005 by California wine industry pioneer Richard Sanford and his wife, Thekla. They named the winery after the 1839 Rancho Santa Rosa land grant that historically encompassed this region of Santa Barbara County. Richard Sanford was the first to plant Pinot Noir in the area in 1971 after detailed research of climate and geologic records. Richard went on to launch two wineries before creating Alma Rosa. In 2015, the Sanfords sold Alma Rosa Winery and its 628-acre ranch to Bob and Barb Zorich, who are focusing on the unique attributes that the terroir of the Sta Rita Hills can bring to wines of the region. Richard and Thekla still live at Alma Rosa, and Richard represents the winery around the country.
We have a way-too-limited 32 cases to sell today...please don’t miss this!