|Owner(s)||Greg Hamill, Debbie Hammill|
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The history of California winemaking began with the missions and the Mission grape. Many of the names of California cities and counties came from San and Santa, derived from the root word Sant, used in many languages, meaning good and truth. Winemaker Greg and Debbie Hammill inspire to make "good" wines that are "truthful" to their origin.
The 2013 vintage Pinot Noirs are sourced from La Ecantada Vineyard and Rita's Crown Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills and include the "Buena Aventura" and Sta. Rita Hills AVA bottlings. A Sauvignon Blanc from the Vogelzang Vineyard is also produced.
The limited production wines are sold through a mailing list.
2013 Sant Wines Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
13.8% alc., pH 3.45, TA 0.69, $47. Sourced from La Encantada and Rita’s Crown vineyards. Clones 115, 667 and 777. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Difficult to coax much from the nose other than woodland scents. Mid weight cherry, red grape and earthy flora flavors backed by soft tannins and bright acidity. Pleasant, with delicate, aromatic cherry on the demure finish. Score: 88. Reviewed January 17, 2016 ARTICLE »
2013 Sant Wines “Buena Aventura” Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
13.4% alc., pH 3.43, TA 0.72, $50. Sourced from La Encantada and Rita’s Crown vineyards. 115 and Pommard clones. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The black cherry fruit on the nose seems ripe, even stewed, along with an aroma of brown apple and dried herbs. Flavors of purple berries, grape and cherry with a note of nutty oak in a ripely flavored, modestly concentrated style with zippy acidity. Score: 88. Reviewed January 17, 2016 ARTICLE »