All wines stored at 55° and 70% humidity
In the pursuit of crafting wines intended as the ultimate reflection of place we cannot help but turn to the old world for inspiration.
Obviously, my sensibilities have gravitated toward the former. Finding wines that fully realize the potential of this more delicate approach is rare. Justin Willet at Tyler Winery in Santa Barbara is one of the few who's found it.And it's no surprise the Santa Barbara native's intimate knowledge of place is the reason why.
Justin's relationships with the regions's growers over many years have afforded him opportunities that few have. Aside from gaining access to the most choice parcels he takes a hands-on approach within the vine rows, working with a very small crew who have strict instructions. Yields are kept low, but it's the flexibility to alter practices each unique growing season that really highlight Willet's familiarity with this special site.
|Appellation||Sta. Rita Hills|
|Appellation||Santa Barbara County|