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Entries by Richard Jennings from 05/2013

Santa Maria Valley: Low Profile, Cool Climate Excellence

| Posted 05.07.2013 | Taste

With the new developments at these three Santa Maria producers, I expect the appellation's profile will soon be rising.

More Santa Barbara Deliciousness: Longoria and Rusack

| Posted 05.23.2013 | Taste

Two more Santa Barbara County producers I visited last month whose wines greatly impressed me possess winemakers who are highly respected by their peers.

Sanford & Benedict: Historic Vineyard's Story Told for First Time by Co-Founder

| Posted 05.30.2013 | Taste

Sanford & Benedict is one of California's most historically significant and renowned vineyards because it proved two things: Santa Barbara County is a superlative spot for growing Pinot Noir, and the Sta. Rita Hills appellation is a fabulous cool climate location for vines in general.