Daily Archives: February 18, 2014

Ballard Canyon: Santa Barbara’s Newest, Rhone-Variety Focused AVA

The aromatic, flavorful, structured Syrahs from this small area southwest of Los Olivos invite comparisons to wines of France’s Northern Rhone. The aromatics, firm tannins and good balancing acidities particularly remind me of the wines of Rhone’s tiny Cornas appellation. Continue reading

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