“Abalone Shell” in the native Chumash language of Samala.
This southern Rhone style blend of Marsanne, Roussanne, and Grenache Blanc highlights bright aromatics of zesty citrus, Asian pear, and honeysuckle with hints of chamomile and white peach. The mid-palate is a perfect balance of acidity, oily minerality, and rich creamy flavors. On the palate this wine shows a dynamic contrast of salinity mixed with bright acidity that showcases the layers of vanilla bean, white orchid, beeswax, and stone fruits. The freshness and intricacies from lees aging provides a depth through the entire finish.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine, November 2019 – 92 points
Terroirist.com, July 2019 – 91 points
Central Coast Wine Competition, June 2019 – Silver
International Women’s Wine Competition, June 2019 – Silver
Tasters Guild Wine Competition, May 2019 – Silver
Vinous Media – 89 points
Estate Oak Club $18.70/bottle Reserve Oak Club $17.60/bottle