Curtis Winery

805-686-8999 PO Box 244
Los Olivos, CA 93441
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Why Rhônes? Because they are an alternative to the beaten path. Because they are delicious as well as different. And because they are so perfectly suited to the Santa Ynez Valley, the sun-drenched, fog-kissed place that we call home. Here, we put down roots as one of California’s first wineries dedicated exclusively to Rhône-style wines. Since then, nothing has changed. We still live for Rhônes. Our specialties are Syrah, Grenache, Viognier and Roussanne, which we complement with a trio of lively blends. Under the guidance of Winemaker Chuck “Calypso” Carlson, we craft our wines in a fruit-forward style, with an emphasis on capturing the pure natural flavors of the vineyard and the vintage. We invite you to uncork our wine or visit our tasting room to discover the Rhône difference for yourself. – Description from Dragac

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  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • We’re back with another cellar of the month. Perhaps unwittingly I’ve taken an editorial turn over the past few months. In addition to writing about wines and wine regions, I’m finding it increasingly interesting reading about the people that make this industry work. Now that of course means winemakers, sommeliers, and writers, but the story is ... Read More

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  • Rock Hollow Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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    Lots of herb and cedar greets the nose with a sweet, toasty campfire tone tone to the wood that includes a bit of marshmallow. Sweet and almost soft, this has enough acid to lend a tart character to the modest mid-palate which shows lots of simple sweet red cherry fruit, a bit of overt oak, and some herbal character, all of which disappears quic... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Rock Hollow Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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    Wine review by mark


  • Curtis Syrah Santa Barbara County Ambassador's Vineyard NV

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    Lighter and sweeter than most Syrahs Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Curtis Heritage Rose 2011

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    This smells a bit gamy with rather pronounced and lightly candied black fruit tones on the nose. Broad and a bit hot on entry, this gains some focus in the mouth but remains a bit loose if not lacking in acidity. The fruit is again slightly candied with lots of blackberry tones on the palate that lead to a bright, sweet berry and high acid finis... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Curtis Heritage Cuvee Santa Barbara County 2006

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    This wine is probably near the end of its drinking window but is still quite nice. It has the color and flavor of a well aged wine, although it was a bit tart initially upon opening. After at least 30 minutes of air it opened up, revealing muted flavors of prune, raisin, leather and spice. A very good bargain at Grocery Outlet. Read More

    Wine review by ffchick


  • Rock Hollow Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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    Wine Enthusiast found this to be "elegantly structured, offering complex balance between blackberry fruit and earthier tones". Read More

    Wine review by robertsg


  • From our friends over at Virginia Wine Events.com, where you can find a complete list of the upcoming single and multiple-day wine events.  Here's a short-list of the single day events:Cabernet Franc Vine to Wine Harvest Tasting - 09/26/2010Chesapeake Bay Wine & Harvest Festival at Stratford Hall - 09/25/2010Demetrios and Curtis on Guitar - 09/2... Read More

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  • I asked in another thread about recommendation for the Okanagan Valley area of British Columbia, but now I'm asking for up-to-date stories about an area closer to (my) home. I have a family gathering in The Ojai/Santa Barbara area next month, and was wondering who has recommendations about particularly good wines and winery visits in that area t... Read More

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  • Curtis Syrah Santa Barbara County Crossroads Vineyard 2001

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    Wine review by cuscreamer


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