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2017 Chenin Blanc
Winemaker: Leo Hansen of Leo Steen Wines
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
From Martin: "Having worked as a sommelier, Leo Hansen came to California with the goal of making wines to be enjoyed with a meal. After discovering some of the state’s oldest Chenin Blanc vines, he knew the grape could serve his purpose well. Since Steen is also an old middle name in his family, it made sense that this synonym for Chenin would grace the label, and Leo Steen wines was born. Each vintage, Leo crafts several different Chenin Blanc bottlings. This one is bone-dry, with notes of lemon rind, jasmine tea, and sea salt."
2016 Pinot Noir
Winemaker: Jim and Bob Varner of Varner Wine
Appellation: Santa Barbara County
From Martin: "This wine is coming from the Los Alamos Vineyard in northern Santa Barbara County. In just a short period of time, the Varner brothers have established the relationships necessary to source some of the best fruit from one of the best vineyards in the area. The result is a medium-bodied wine that shows notes of fresh raspberry, turned leaves, and exotic spice."