Santa Barbara Winery Grenache Lafond Vineyard 2009: If cool climate syrah is the hidden gem of the Sta. Rita Hills, then cool-climate grenache should be classified as an invisible superstar.

So take advantage of this rare treat from less than 2.5 acres on the Lafond Vineyard, with raspberry and cedar on the nose, and a vibrant pepper acidity on the tongue. It’s eminently versatile with food, so drink with richly flavored turkey tacos or black pepper and parmesan pasta.



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