Saturday, October 20, 2007

Foxen Canyon 2007 Santa Barbara

After the Los Olivos went up Foxen Canyon to see some wineries. Foxen Canyon is a must drive and see road with some of the best wineries in Santa Barbara county. Behind me in the first photo are the grape vineyards of Foxen Canyon.
This was the beginning of the valley and a wonderful adventure.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Los Olivos Tasing room

Sept Lindy and I took a quick trip to Santa Barbara to do a little tasting and we stumbled into The Los Olivos tasting room and we met the snobby owner Chris. A snob but he knows his wines. So we tasted and bought a bunch of wine.
Jack Creek 2005 reserve Pinot noir
Steven Ross 2006 Edna Valley pinot noir
Palmina 2005 barbera
Herman Story 2005 Larner Vineyard syrah
Harrison Clarke 2005 SYN grenache
Happy Cyn. 2004 "Piocho" bordeaux blend
Bonny Doon Framboise

The idea behind the independent tasting room is autonomy to pour whats good and not what they need to get rid of. The idea gives you exposure to more wine than trying to taste at every winery. Bang for your buck the Stephen Ross 2006 Pinot Noir wins hands down and the Jack Creek reserve 2005 at 42.00 per bottle is in my opinion a 65.00 dollar bottle.

This place is the oldest independent tasting room in California. 805 688 7406 A MUST VISIT. Make sure to have lunch at the Wine Cask down the road in Los Olivos.