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2013 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

Santa Ynez Valley more

2/4/2016 - Nojomoschwa Likes this wine: 90 points

Quite a stunning California Sauvignon Blanc. Tasted blind, I don’t think I’d call California. It seemed more French to me. It is very varietally correct (to my taste), bone dry and racy: lip-smacking citrusy and grassy/green notes, with notable stoniness and acidity. On the finish there is a really distinctive quinine note. A really fresh style of SB for California, and a really nice wine for a low $20s tariff.

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2013 Lieu Dit Chenin Blanc

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1/20/2016 - trellisdoor wrote: flawed

Despite this wine drinking beautifully (a significant measure of weight and classic Chenin qualities, yet vibrant and lean on the finish) when it was a BTG pour, this bottle was flat and seemingly closed down. I wouldn't be surprised if this wine is in a dumb phase, although it could have simply been an off bottle. All acid with just a whisper of that lanolin coming through. Bummer, as this was my last bottle. C'est la vie...

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Red

2013 Lieu Dit Cabernet Franc

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12/27/2015 - Bbarboza wrote: 75 points

Lighter than expected, drinks similar to Pinot Noir.

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White

2012 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

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12/26/2015 - Acohen Likes this wine: 90 points

Crisp with nice acidity and lots of lemon curd, grassiness and creamy finish

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2014 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

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12/17/2015 - Socrates Likes this wine: NR

Wow. Depth, persistence and concentration. Grapefruit pith, stony minerality and subtle lime notes. Great acidity keeps everything well balanced. Serious SB from CA.

Curious to see how this ages. Definitely has the acidic structure to keep, but the question is; will it develop??

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Red

2013 Lieu Dit Cabernet Franc

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11/16/2015 - Nojomoschwa Likes this wine: 91 points

This is a fantastic Cabernet Franc. Would happily buy again for under $30. Quite ripe-fruited for the 12.7% abv, and definitely improved over a few days. No more detailed notes as we drank it a few weeks ago.

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White

2013 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

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11/26/2015 - cubswinws Likes this wine: 89 points

Crisp and lively with nice citrus notes.

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White

2014 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

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11/15/2015 - Danthejuiceman Likes this wine: NR

This wine screams to be consumed with food. Wonderful style out of California. Young guns can learn something from Lieu Dit.

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White

2013 Lieu Dit Chenin Blanc

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11/13/2015 - 560 B&W Likes this wine: 90 points

PnP. Nice acidity and very crisp. Lacking the weight of Loire chenin blanc, but not in a bad way. 12.5%

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White

2014 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

Santa Ynez Valley more

10/27/2015 - yofog wrote: NR

Pretty much a replay of the 13; maybe a hair less concentration at the core. But delicious.

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Red

2012 Lieu Dit Cabernet Franc

Santa Ynez Valley more

10/25/2015 - LEHLA wrote: 89 points

Enjoyable. Robust despite the low-alcohol European style. Easy, approachable, and hang-over free. Would get again.

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White

2014 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

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9/20/2015 - PinotPaul Likes this wine: 90 points

Very enjoyable. Ever so slight grassy nose. Good citrus and acid in the mouth. Nice, clean SB.

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White

2014 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

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9/10/2015 - JonnyG Likes this wine: 88 points

A fairly light expression of Happy Canyon Sauvignon Blanc, a touch too grassy for my palate but overall a well-balanced and refreshing quaffer.

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2014 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

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8/16/2015 - PinotPaul Likes this wine: 90 points

Solid SB with nice citrus. No grassiness. Very well balanced.

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White

2014 Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc

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8/14/2015 - Djfermentation Likes this wine: 92 points

This has old world restraint with California verve and energy.a delicious lighter drinker that is wonderful at table with food. Probably should have bought more as this is a new water alternative in our house. Great stuff for those that traditionally drink white Bordeaux.

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Red

2013 Lieu Dit Cabernet Franc

Santa Ynez Valley more

8/5/2015 - tward wrote: NR

Though I would say that it shows some varietal character, this was an odd style with a touch of creaminess and bright carbonic fruit to it. I had mixed feelings about it and it wouldn't be something I'd come back to unless there were a specific food pairing I thought of. A good wine, but not my style really.

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White

2014 Lieu Dit Melon de Bourgogne Melón

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

Consistent with other notes. Excellent.

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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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2014 Lieu Dit Melon de Bourgogne Melón

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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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2013 Lieu Dit Chenin Blanc

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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

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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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