Santa Rita Hills, Central Coast, California

Santa Rita Hills and the greater Santa Ynez region has been a place for premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for many many years.  This unique climate isn't just one that is near the ocean, within reach of its daybreak fog, but one that doesn't get winter rains till much later than the also famed Russian River Valley.  Also an up and coming varietal, I guess I shouldn't say that, rather, a varietal that is just now getting some attention in the area is Syrah.  We will move into that varietal soon but till now we will stick with hands down good Pinot and Chardonnay.