Lepiane 2017 La Gaviota Red (Santa Barbara County)
A portion of sales of this cofermented blend of 50% Nebbiolo, 40% Barbera and 10% Syrah goes to Santa Barbara Surfrider. Quite light in the glass, the wine shows fresh and tangy aromas of red plum and rose petals. The tartness extends to the sip, where strawberry, cranberry and star anise flavors arise. Matt Kettmann
Bottle Size750 ml
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