The Wines

Our Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays deliver the elegance, structure and character that Santa Barbara County is famous for. Our limited production wines are prized for their depth and complexity.

Nielson Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir Label

2014 Nielson Santa Barbara County
Pinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

This wine displays the beautiful floral and mineral character typical of Santa Barbara Pinot Noir.

Nielson Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir Label

2014 Nielson Santa Maria Valley
Pinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

The flavor profile has a core of dark berry and dark cherry with hints of earth and brown spices, backed by a smooth, silky and long finish, styled to highlight our cool-climate fruit.

Nielson Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir Label

2014 Nielson Santa Rita Hills
Pinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

Wet stone, cherry, strawberry, fresh tobacco, smoke on the nose. Chalky tannins with smoke and cherry on the finish.

Nielson Clone 667 Pinot Noir Label

2014 Nielson Clone 667
Pinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

This wine is concentrated and balanced with a long, smoky, and brown spice finish.

Nielson Whole Cluster Pinot Noir Label

2014 Nielson Whole Cluster
Pinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

Features of dark fruit like blackberry and dark cherry, with hints of mineral and smoke. Concentrated and balanced with a long smoky and brown spice finish.

Nielson Drizzle Barrel Pinot Noir Label

2012 Nielson Drizzle Barrel
Pinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

Fruit flavors of plum, blackberry, and cherry, with hints of minerality on the finish. This wine is well balanced with a long smoky finish.

Nielson Santa Barbara County Chardonnay Label

2014 Nielson Santa Barbara County
Chardonnay

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Tasting Notes

Crisp and concentrated palate with flavors of stone fruit, fig, honey and hints of brown spice with a mineral finish.

2015 Nielson Santa Maria Valley
Chardonnay

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Tasting Notes

Fruit-forward citrus aromas, accented by hints of mineral and brown spice.

Nielson Wente Clone Chardonnay label

2014 Nielson Wente Clone
Chardonnay

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Tasting Notes

This wine carries apricot and orange blossom notes with a hint of wet stone. Flavors of citrus and red apple with a hint of honey linger on the palette.

Nielson Viognier

2015 Nielson
Viognier

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Tasting Notes

From our prized Nielson Vineyard, our Viognier is barrel fermented in French oak and goes through 100% malolactic fermentation. The Vigonier has bright acidity expressing hints of stone fruit, honey and orange blossom.

2015 Nielson Santa Maria Valley
Rosé of Grenache

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Tasting Notes

Whole cluster lightly pressed Grenache. Native ferment in older barrels as well. There's a spice component in the wine that comes from the Grenache grape that is very intriguing. Balanced with a floral nose.

Nielson GSM

2012 Nielson
GSM

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Tasting Notes

This GSM blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre has aromas of clove, anise, all-spice and smoke.

Nielson Santa Maria Valley Pinot Blanc Label

2014 Nielson
Pinot Blanc

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Tasting Notes

Our Santa Maria Valley Pinot Blanc displays aromas of stone fruit and orange blossom. Vibrant flavors of honey, orange and a hint of minerality give way to a bright, crisp finish. The backbone of natural acidity gives the wine excellent balance and finesse.