Friday, March 4, 2016
A new discovery on a recent trip to Santa Ynez, the Purisima wines are exceptional. They are quintessential small production, high quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Sta. Rita Hills crafted by winemaker Joey Gummere. We are one of the first in Southern California to work with the wines. Try some!
2013 Purisima Chardonnay Rancho Santa Rosa $33.99 California
The Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard is farmed by the renowned viticulturist Ben Merz who is widely recognized as the best in the Sta. Rita Hills. A wonderfully expressive wine with delicate aromatics and texture. Deliciously fresh and filled with bright citrus and stone fruits. 100 cases made.
2014 Purisima Pinot Noir Kessler-Haak $34.99 California
The Kessler-Haak Vineyard is on the north-western side of the Sta. Rita Hills and is unique because it has sections of rich clay loam. High-pitched red berry and floral scents are accented by hints of cola. Precise on the palate with intense cherry notes that become fleshier and sweeter with air. 180 cases made.
To us, not only are these wines fairly priced, but they are likely better than other wines priced 30% higher.