2009 Sanguis "Uncloudy Day" Central Coast White Blend

SKU #1274693 92 points James Suckling

 Excellent white with lots of apple pie, honey, and light cream character and lemons underneath. Full and tangy with beautiful acidity. Made from 74% Chardonnay, 18% Roussanne and 8% Viognier.  (1/2012)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2009 White Wine Uncloudy Day is 74% Chardonnay, 18% Roussanne and 8% Viognier that was aged for 15 months in 65% neutral oak barrels and 35% stainless steel. It bursts from the glass with an exciting array of mango, passion fruit and honey in an opulent, yet harmonious, plush style. A nuanced, finish rounds things out nicely. This is another striking, rich wine from Matthias Pippig. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. (AG)  (8/2011)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

 Rich, ripe and flamboyant in tropical fruit, pear, peach, Meyer lemon, orange jam and vanilla spice flavors. Layered, opulent, lush and honeyed, but actually quite dry on the finish, with a burst of acidity. The blend is Chardonnay, Roussanne and Viognier.  (10/2011)

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Santa Maria/Santa Barbara

- Santa Maria and Santa Ynez make up the two AVAs of Santa Barbara County, an area known for its natural beauty and temperate climate. The best grape-growing areas, however, are located on the very coastal reaches of these two appellations, and are cooled by ever-present fog and ocean breezes (it is even cooler and foggier here than Carneros!). As expected, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive while the more inland zones lay claim to Bordeaux varietals and some Rhône blends.