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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.

2017 Sine Qua Non

6-bottle Horizontal, Wood Case

2006 Sine Qua Non A Shot In The Dark Syrah

Light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  98   
VN  96   
JR  17.5   

2014 Sine Qua Non Capo dei Putti Eleven Confessions Vineyard Syrah

JD  99   
VN  98   
WA  96+    
2 available
Bid

2007 Sine Qua Non Dangerous Birds Estate Syrah (Woman Label)

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

WA  98   
WS  95   
VN  95   

2009 Sine Qua Non Estonoesuna Salida 11 Confessions Vineyard Estate Grenache

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  96   
WA  96   
VN  95   
WS  93   

2005 Sine Qua Non Over and Out Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue

RP  94   
WS  94   
VN  92   

2012 Sine Qua Non Rattrapante Eleven Confessions Estate Grenache

WA  100   
VN  97   
2 available
Bid

2003 Sine Qua Non The Inaugural Eleven Confessions Syrah

Light label condition issue

RP  100   
VN  96   
WS  90   

2012 Sine Qua Non Touché Eleven Confessions Estate Syrah

WA  100   
VN  98   
2 available
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2007 Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue

VN  90   

2007 Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir

VN  90   

2015 Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir

2016 Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir

6 available
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2016 Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir

2017 Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir

Label condition issue

2018 Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir

6 available
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2018 Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir

3 available
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2018 Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir

2005 Sea Smoke Cellars Ten Pinot Noir

WE  94   
VN  93   
WS  92   
BH  90   

2017 Sea Smoke Cellars Ten Pinot Noir

6 available
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2018 Sea Smoke Cellars Ten Pinot Noir

6 available
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2014 Brewer-Clifton 3-D Chardonnay

Light label condition issue

RP  95   
VN  92   

2018 Brewer-Clifton 3-D Chardonnay

JD  99   
6 available
Bid *

2014 Brewer-Clifton Hapgood Chardonnay

Light label condition issue

RP  95   

2019 Brewer-Clifton Hapgood Chardonnay