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Santa Rita Hills

Santa Rita Hills AVA in northern Santa Barbara County was granted appellation status in 2001. Located between the towns of Lompoc and Buellton, it has a total area of 30,720 acres with 2,700 vineyard acres. The area is considered a cool climate for vineyards, so vineyards are most often planted with the cool-weather grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The hills in the western part of this appellation are directly exposed to the Pacific Ocean, meaning that maritime winds and fog make the western edge of the Santa Rita Hills AVA particularly cool. The Sanford & Benedict Vineyard planted in 1971 was the first vineyard in the district and is still considered one of the best.

2014 Sine Qua Non Capo dei Putti Eleven Confessions Vineyard Syrah

JD  99   
VN  98   
WA  96+    

2017 Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Vineyard Grenache

JD  99   
WA  98+    

2011 Sine Qua Non Patine Grenache

WA  97   
VN  97   
2 available
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2011 Sine Qua Non Patine Grenache

Light label condition issue

WA  97   
VN  97   

2011 Sine Qua Non Patine Grenache

WA  97   
VN  97   

2011 Sine Qua Non Patine Grenache

WA  97   
VN  97   

2011 Sine Qua Non Patine Syrah

Light label condition issue

WA  98   
VN  96   
2 available
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2011 Sine Qua Non Patine Syrah

WA  98   
VN  96   
2 available
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2011 Sine Qua Non Patine Syrah

WA  98   
VN  96   

2011 Sine Qua Non Patine Syrah

Light label condition issue

WA  98   
VN  96   

2011 Sine Qua Non Patine Syrah

WA  98   
VN  96   

2012 Sine Qua Non Rattrapante Eleven Confessions Estate Grenache

WA  100   
VN  97   

2014 Sine Qua Non Testa dei Cherubini Eleven Confessions Vineyard Grenache

WA  98+    
VN  98   
3 available
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2014 Sine Qua Non Testa dei Cherubini Eleven Confessions Vineyard Grenache

WA  98+    
VN  98   
3 available
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2003 Sine Qua Non The Inaugural Eleven Confessions Syrah

Capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; signs of past seepage; exposed cork; missing wax capsule

RP  100   
VN  96   
WS  90   

2003 Sine Qua Non The Inaugural Eleven Confessions Syrah

Capsule condition issue; exposed cork; missing wax capsule

RP  100   
VN  96   
WS  90   

2012 Sine Qua Non Touché Eleven Confessions Estate Syrah

WA  100   
VN  98   

2018 Sea Smoke Cellars Chardonnay

Light label condition issue

2019 Sea Smoke Cellars Chardonnay

2 available
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2005 Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir

WS  92   
VN  91   
JR  18   

2007 Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir

VN  90   

2009 Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir

WA  91   
VN  91   
3 available
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2012 Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir

1.5ltr

WE  93   
WA  92   

2012 Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir

1.5ltr

WE  93   
WA  92   

2013 Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir

WE  94   
3 available
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