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White

2014 Lieu Dit Melon de Bourgogne Melón

Santa Ynez Valley more

7/6/2015 - Anthony Lombardi Likes this wine: 94 points

Consistent with other notes. Excellent.

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Rosť

2014 Lieu Dit Rosé

Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Franc more

7/2/2015 - LW31 wrote: 88 points

Very pale color, light nose and palate, a bit chalky on the open. Give it 30 min and develops more depth and fruit of raspberries and a hint of spice.

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White

2014 Lieu Dit Melon de Bourgogne Melón

Santa Ynez Valley more

6/28/2015 - Anthony Lombardi wrote: 94 points

Consistent with previous note.

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White

2011 Lieu Dit Chenin Blanc

Santa Ynez Valley more

6/18/2015 - LW31 Likes this wine: 89 points

Lovely melange of tart, melon and acid. Chalky body. Drink again.

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White

2013 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

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6/9/2015 - CamWheeler wrote: 88 points

Peach, pear and some earthy notes. Medium bodied and with a fair bit of sweet fruit, it trails off a little toward the finish.

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White

2013 Lieu Dit Chenin Blanc

Santa Ynez Valley more

5/12/2015 - JOsgood wrote: NR

Not for me. Tasted this blind and it was clearly new world. Big tropical notes on the palate. Good acidity but rather linear and boring. Would not buy this again.

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White

2014 Lieu Dit Melon de Bourgogne Melón

Santa Ynez Valley more

5/9/2015 - Anthony Lombardi Likes this wine: 94 points

Brought to temp around 30 min before serving. Crystal clear light golden color. Off the charts aromatics. Citrus zest, mineral & florals. Bright, focused palate. Lighter bodied & quite approachable. This enters with citrus & some salinity, but some more exotic notes emerge as well. The acidity here balances the fruit perfectly, but also adds a stunning texture. Apparently this is from some extremely old vines in Bien Nacido. I never thought I'd be in the market for domestic Melon, but I'm glad I bought these. Excellent.

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White

2014 Lieu Dit Melon de Bourgogne Melón

Santa Ynez Valley more

4/14/2015 - Christine Havens Likes this wine: 93 points

93 Points? I can see you scratching your heads. "Is it really as good as that?" Yes, it is. If I'd have tasted this blind I would have easily mistaken it for a Muscadet or perhaps a well-crafted Pinot Blanc. Lively and charming, the Lieu Dit Melon hails from vines planted in the 1970s in the Santa Maria Valley. Stainless fermented it's fresh and crisp with inviting aromas of peach, white flowers and wet stones. But really it's just beautiful in the mouth, with pitch-perfect acidity tinged with Fleur de Sel. 12.4% ABV

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White

2013 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

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3/31/2015 - Magnum Bill Likes this wine: 90 points

Feminine but not too shy; balanced and a good QPR. My kind of SB.

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White

2013 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

Santa Ynez Valley more

3/28/2015 - Venture du Vin Likes this wine: 89 points

If you're an acid head like I am, you will like Lieu-Dit Sauvignon Blanc. While the tartness is the shining star of this Santa Ynez Valley white, it doesn't overpower the grapefruit citrus tones. A perfect selection for summer sipping.

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White

2013 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

Santa Ynez Valley more

3/15/2015 - wine-strategies Likes this wine: NR

Light>medium straw, bright. Lemony stones, tea, freshly cut grass and some gooseberries on the nose. Still trying to fit into its britches, this has another 6-12 months before the fruit aligns more precisely with the tension; little of the creaminess that others have mentioned. I like what they've done, and the promise of greater heights is a real one. Maybe one in 30 SBs that I drink are from CA (the rest are from Loire), this one's a keeper. 12,8% abv, thru 2018. recommended

PnP, served non-blind over 2 hours.

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White

2012 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

Santa Ynez Valley more

3/14/2015 - Acohen Likes this wine: 90 points

Lots of citrus and acidity

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White

2012 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

Santa Ynez Valley more

3/14/2015 - Acohen Likes this wine: 90 points

Crisp, grassy with citrus, acidity and lime

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White

2014 Lieu Dit Melon de Bourgogne Melón

Santa Ynez Valley more

3/5/2015 - yofog wrote: NR

I sorta can't believe how good this is, and it must have just been bottled. Killer nose, full of refined and tart orchard and citrus fruits, saline and green notes, and then on the palate it as real presence, and a filled-out completeness even though it's light as a feather. Great length. Just a great wine.

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Red

2013 Lieu Dit Cabernet Franc

Santa Ynez Valley more

3/5/2015 - yofog wrote: NR

I really don't know where dbp is coming from, as there's plenty of varietal character and character generally here, but I will say that as much as I love this wine, I don't think it's as complete as the others in the Lieu Dit range and I'm not sure why it costs so much more than them.

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White

2013 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

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3/5/2015 - yofog wrote: NR

Such incredible freshness on the nose, it's hard to resist. On the palate this is more reticent than the 14 Melon or the 13 Chenin tasted alongside, but the texture is great and I think it just needs a few more months. It's all there.

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White

2013 Lieu Dit Chenin Blanc

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3/5/2015 - yofog wrote: NR

Fruity, lanolin, with a certain roundness to it despite being very tart and direct. Majorly tangy. Delicious and great.

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Red

2013 Lieu Dit Malbec

Santa Barbara County more

2/16/2015 - JCurlee Likes this wine: 90 points

Light, smooth. Tannins are perfect. Great wine.

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White

2012 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

Santa Ynez Valley more

2/16/2015 - jcha24 Likes this wine: NR

Love this wine

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White

2013 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

Santa Ynez Valley more

1/25/2015 - mcook Likes this wine: 90 points

Lemon, grapefruit, thyme - nice acidity, balanced by a subtle touch of vanilla cream. Lengthy finish. Very interesting style for Sauv Blanc, and great for the price. Wish we could get some of this over to the East Coast

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White

2012 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

Santa Ynez Valley more

12/31/2014 - partylikeakennedy wrote: 93 points

Holy shit. Pair with oysters. TRUST ME ON THIS.

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White

2011 Lieu Dit Chenin Blanc

Santa Ynez Valley more

12/21/2014 - slapsht007 Likes this wine: 88 points

Very sharp. Lots of acidity. Some minerality too. Tart fruit like grapefruit and and pear. No wimpy Chenin Blanc here.

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White

2012 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

Santa Ynez Valley more

12/17/2014 - FREDERICO VAZ wrote: 88 points

Disappointing wine. Some CT users have described other wines as made in a coca-cola style. Well, this one is made in a sprite style then. Almost a lemonade. So much acidity and lemon taste. After a while you mouth gets used to it (numb maybe?). Don't buy it.

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White

2012 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

Santa Ynez Valley more

11/27/2014 - cubswinws Likes this wine: 89 points

Crisp and light. Quite refreshing without an excessive citrus component.

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White

2013 Lieu Dit Chenin Blanc

Santa Ynez Valley more

11/19/2014 - cohnwine Likes this wine: NR

Nectarines. Meyer lemons. Or so says one of my wine-store colleagues. All I say is, "Smooooooooth!"

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