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DATE: 2/1/2012

Artisanal Wines of Santa Barbara

 
BY: MIRA ADVANI HONEYCUTT
From the KCRW Blog
Winemaker Jenne Lee Bonaccorsi who sources grapes from 12 different vineyards, poured her delicious Pinot Noirs from Cargasacchi, Melville and Neilson vineyards. But it was the aromatic JL White, a blend of 85% Viognier and 15% Chardonnay that turned out to be my favorite. What a refreshing wine!
Master Sommelier Mike Bonaccorsi has created wines of superb balance and harmony in the first vintages of his career. I always thought that a winemaker with a great store of tasting experience would have an advantage over a purely technically trained enologist. Bonaccorsi is proof of this, and he surely must be proud of his work.