Renegade Wines and A Few New Wines Newsletter


2018 Tatomer Riesling Kick On Ranch (Santa Barbara County) $38.50
Every vintage of this wine is striking, energetic, and fresh, full of minerals, white flowers and lemon confit. Perhaps the best vintage of this wine EVER!

2019 Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner Ried Steinsetz (Austria, Niederösterreich, Kamptal) $32
Another best of.
While the 2018 was playful, enjoyable, easy, this 2019 vintage is a serious contender with gobs of structure and acid paired with a fantastic array of citrus notes and green melon, hints of spice on the finish; an overall super-enjoyable bottle of wine perfect for Spring.

2018 Elena Walch Pinot Bianco Kristallberg Altenburg (Italy, Alto Adige) $30
The Pinot Bianco "Kristallberg“ is a wine of great minerality. Aromas of fresh pears and white stone-fruits, as well as spicy notes with green walnuts and smoky and mineral aromas in the background. Elegant on the palate, but with juicy freshness, youthful vitality and stirring acidity. Stirring. Like we want to dance between sips.

2015 J.L. Chave Selection Hermitage Blanche (France, Rhone, Northern Rhone, Hermitage) $65 reg 82
A shockingly affordable Hermitage Blanc. We tasted this wine at the winery in 2019. It is still improving on its genius.
Honeycomb and ginger spice, lemon curd, pear, and orange blossom. A beautiful benchmark for the appellation.

2019 Commanderie de la Bargemone Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Rose (France, Provence) $18.95 reg 22
Warm weather is afoot and this Rose is the go-to wine to cool you off.
It's a classic, enticing, relaxing glass of wine, perfect for days off, or days almost over.

2019 Domaine La Manarine Carignan (France, Vin de France) $15.50
We re-read out notes a few times. They read like this:
If we are ever going to place on the shelves a 100% Carignan from anywhere this would be the wine hands-down.
Vibrant red fruit intensity, with hints of wild herbs and earth. Beautiful, beautiful earth. Grand juice at a very fair price.

2017 Domaine Chambeyron-Manin Cote-Rotie Cote Brune (France, Rhone, Northern Rhone, Cote-Rotie) $96
We were intrigued by the description of the 'winery' on the importers page:
"At the southern end of Ampuis, Christianne Manin and her family own and operate Les Jardins de la Cote-Rotie, a small market offering locally produced meats, cheeses, and produce. As traditional maraichers, or grower producers, they grow and sell a variety of their vegetables which include radishes, spinach, chard and a variety of lettuces."
No mention of their wine until paragraph two:
"...they also cultivate a tiny parcel of vines in Cote-Rotie. The .5 hectare parcel of vines is located directly above their home and cellar. Dedicated exclusively to the Serine clone of syrah, these 40-50 year old vines grow on iron rich schist laden soils of the Cote Brune. All of the vineyard work is done by hand..."
She produces about 150 cases a year. We were lucky to receive two!
As for the wine:
Dark plum, black pepper, and a touch of wildflowers interplay with subtle notes of mineral and smoke.
We didn't write much more as the wine disappeared as quickly as it arrived.

2016 Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillot (France, Rhone, Northern Rhone, Cornas) $350
The Sleeping Beauty of Cornas is what Allemand has been referred to. Under the radar for years until the wine community began to take notice.
We have not tasted this vintage as we received a mere 6 bottles but the reviews are insanely positive. What we've tasted in previous years has confirmed our thoughts: Syrah can indeed be a 'First Growth' in the right hands.

2016 Chateau La Fleur Garderose St. Emilion Grand Cru (France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion Grand Cru) $48
$48 can buy you a variety of mediocre wines around the world, but today, at Renegade, it affords you one of the hottest wines in Bordeaux.
In a very short period of time this Chateau has become coveted among Bordeaux wine lovers.
This medium-bodied wine displays blackberry, black cherry, cedar, leather, and exotic spice. Sandy tannins and very tightly bound acidity accented with pepper, dried tobacco, and exotic spice. Earthy hints creep through the layers ending in a crescendoing of brilliance.

Call or email 805.568.1961 to reserve yours and we'll have it ready ASAP for curbside pickup
or in store pick up (or even delivery if you like)

Thank you for your support.
Renegade Wines
417 Santa Barbara Street Suite A-6
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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