Larner

In just a few short years, this vineyard has become a holy grail for RhĂ´ne varietals in Santa Barbara County, receiving critical acclaim for the quality of the grapes and viticultural practices. Christine Larner and her son, Michael, also a winemaker, are ardent about the continued care and development of their vineyard. The natural beauty of the site with its rolling, sun-splashed hills creates an incredibly peaceful vibe. The Syrah clones of Estrella and 877 planted in this picturesque site produce a rich, intensely flavored wine that retains its elegance. The wine is concentrated yet elegant with violets and smoked blueberry with a hint of bacon and chocolate on the nose. Beautiful structure with great intensity and length, reminiscent of the CĂ´te-RĂ´tie wines of the northern RhĂ´ne.