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2021 Frequency Wines Portico Hills Vineyard Graciano

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May 26, 2024 - $21



94Wine Enthusiast plum, black raspberry and purple-flower aromas on a fascinatingly intense nose...palate adds boysenberry and lavender, with a firm structure.

93Vinous / IWC

Black cherry, plum, gravel, menthol, crushed rocks, dried herbs and incense...


United States, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County is not an AVA, but a region just south of San Luis Obispo that includes the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley appellations. Wine has been produced in the area since the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted vineyards. It wasn’t until the 1990s, however, that producers focused on growing premier grapes for fine wines. During the 1990s more than 10,000 acres of vineyards were planted, and today there are nearly 20,000 acres of vineyards. The region received a big bump in recognition and prestige when the popular film “Sideways” was shot there in 2004. Because the region is affected by maritime weather, it is relatively cool climate makes it ideal for Chardonnay. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and an increasingly adventuresome number of varietals are also grown successfully in Santa Barbara County.