JamesSuckling.com Scores!

We got some great news yesterday on new scores for our wines from our second vineyard, Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard!  JamesSuckling.com awarded us the following:

“Barnwood is definitely a find for me, making excellent reds and whites.”

“These people know how to make wine.”

2009 Barnwood GSM Blend-93 Points
“This is wonderful with precise and focused character of dried strawberries, spices and minerals with hints of fresh flowers.  Full yet balanced and refined with a long finish.  Drink now or hold.  Made with 56% Grenache, 29% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre.”

2009 Barnwood Roussanne-91 Points
“Lots of subtle tropical fruit with mango and papaya character on the nose and palate.  Full and very flavorful.  Long and creamy.  Drink now.”

2009 Barnwood Grenache Blanc-90 Points
“Fascinating white with dried apple and pineapple character with a violet character.  Full and fruity, with bright acidity and a clean finish.  These people know how to make wine.  Drink now.”

2009 NADIA White-90 Points
“This is a fascinating white and reminds me of an outstanding white Chateauneuf du Pape.  It’s full body, with chalky, pear, lemon and mineral character.  Fresh and fruity.  Made from 53% Viognier, 33% Grenache Blanc and 14% Roussanne.  Drink now.”

Also, all of the following wines that were also in James Suckling’s Santa Barbara County Tasting Report are made with fruit from Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard:

2007 Barrel 27 Syrah Head Honcho-93 Points

2008 Sans Liege The Prophetess-92 Points

2007 C3 Tempranillo Reserve-91 Points

2007 Core Hard Core-91 Points

2009 Herman Story Syrah Nuts and Bolts-91 Points (comprised of Laetitia fruit as well)

2007 Turchi Cabernet Sauvignon Block D-91 Points

2009 Groundwork Grenache-90 Points

2009 Herman Story Grenache On the Road-90 Points

2009 McPrice Myers Atlas Vinas-90 Points

2008 Sans Liege Mourvedre The Adversary-90 Points

We are honored to receive these scores and congratulate the winemakers behind all of the other named wines.

Check out the report here: http://www.jamessuckling.com/tasting-report-santa-barbara-county.html