The Santa Rita Hill region in Santa Barbara County has become one of the best sources of grapes in the region over the past 20 years. Each year new producers pop up, making wines that really put the kind of mark that defines the area.
The 2016 LaBarge Santa Rita Hills is one of the richest, ripest, and jammy Grenaches ever to come from the area. Blackberry, red plums, black tea, and fennel notes. It’s a rich wine that is full on the mouth, loaded with black fruit flavors. It’s lush and long with a ripeness that is deep, long, and chewy.
That’s why the 2016 LaBarge Santa Rita Hills Grenache is today’s WineSiders’ Wine of The Day.