CellarTracker review: 2009 Rancho Sisquoc Sylvaner
Sylvaner is an ancient varietal of white wine grape originating from central eastern Europe and mostly fpund within Germany nowadays. Rancho Sisquoc, a family-owned winery located in the rural eastern end of the Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara County, is the only producer of Sylvaner in California. I picked up some honey and floral notes on the bouquet, nice aroma on this one. I got some apricot on the mid-palate and a slight bit of citrus on the finish.
A bit off-dry upfront, but let it linger a bit to enjoy the crispness as it develops, with the crunch of a green apple. Pick this up if you can find it, I picked mine up at the winery, which is one of my most-recommended wineries in Santa Barbara County…great off-the-beaten-path scenery and standout wines that won’t bust your budget.
Posted on February 28, 2012, in Tasting, Wineries and tagged chardonnay, Foxen Canyon, Gewürztraminer, Los Olivos, Rancho Sisquoc, review, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Sauvignon blanc, Sylvaner, wine, winery. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.