Lane Tanner

(805) 929-1826 2717 Aviation Way, Ste 102
Santa Maria, CA 93456
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Lane Tanner specializes in Pinot Noir and Syrah.Lane Tanner has been handcrafting elegant red wine since 1984. Once in Lake County, Lane landed work on the bottling line of Konocti Winery where her mom temped. Learning she was a chemist, Konocti's winemaker, Bill Peese, soon was introducing Lane "to a guy about my height, about my build, one massive eyebrow, rather wrinkled with the eyes of a mischievous elf and this wonderful accent. Bill tells him I'm 'the new enologist' and I'm thinking, what the hell does that mean... Never having heard the term... The short little man happened to be Andre Tchelistcheff, one of the founding fathers of California winemaking. A Russian émigré with a royal background, Andre came to California at age 36 and in 1938, crafted Beaulieu Vineyard's first Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. The rest, as they say, is history. Over the next five decades, Andre would take dozens of California winemakers under his knowledgeable wing and change the face of Golden State winemaking forever. In 1981, Andre opened the door to an enologist position for Lane at Firestone Winery in Santa Barbara County where she spent a tedious 18 months, despite Andre's presence Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Syrah

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

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  • Lane Tanner Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Block 7 2008

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    Wine review by Barberolo


  •  Following a Wall Street Journal article yesterday, wine sites and blogs are exploding with news that Robert Parker has sold a substantial share of The Wine Advocate to a group of young investors in Singapore. The "game-changing" publication will see some major changes. Do you think these changes will be a good thing or do they risk losing subsc... Read More

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  • Lane Tanner Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Block 7 2008

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    For a reduced price of 9.99 a steal. Has a lot of the characteristics of Santa Barbara cool climate Pinot's...smokey plum, a little earth. Just a little thin would be my only complaint. But otherwise a great 10 buck Pinot, and there are not too many of those around! (lol). Read More

    Wine review by BasilNew


  • I get so caught up in work that I often neglect to check in here. I'm apologizing about that!  I'm back afer a few weeks in New Zealand, which sucks up all my time not only during the trip but for the weeks prior and, as it looks, most of the week after my return. Before you ask, new Zealand was great. A young wine industry but one that has made... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Damn it's been too long


  • Lane Tanner Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Julia's Vineyard 2006

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    Wine review by tgdc8690


  • Tanner Park Syrah 2004

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    beautifully balanced syrah Read More

    Wine review by admcalca


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  • Lane Tanner Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2006

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    Nice berry flavors but I did not like the spice flavors at the end. Read More

    Wine review by beactive


  • My wife is a huge pinot noir fan.  For her birthday in June I decided I want to get her a variety case of delicious pinots from around the world.  Any suggestions for some great $20 bottles?? Read More

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  • Tanner Park Syrah 2004

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    This is a great wine!JR Read More

    Wine review by jarijn60


  • Tanner Park Syrah 2004

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    This is a great wine!JR Read More

    Wine review by jarijn60


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