Sunday, August 16, 2015

Harvest Photos: Picking At Alma Rosa's El Jabali in Sta. Rita Hills

Let the photos begin - here's one to kick it off from Alma Rosa, the spot famously featured in the movie Sideways, and the home of the great Pinot Noir pioneer, Richard Sanford, who was the first to find that one could grow grand cru Pinot Noir in the previously unknown Sta. Rita Hills.

It was his discovery that led to the great Pinot boom in Santa Barbara County.

August 12 at El Jabali
 And the best news of all from Alma Rosa - its first brut rosé is coming soon. The picking commenced on Aug. 11:

And then, here is this beauty! An utterly gorgeous bunch of Pinot Noir grapes...

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