Mandolina

805-344-3000 Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards P.O.Box 648
Los Alamos, CA, CA 93440
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Originally planted from cuttings brought from Italy's legendary vineyards, Lucas & Lewellen's Italian varietal vineyards of Mandolina thrive in the Los Alamos Valley, where warm summer days and cool coastal nights provide the perfect growing environment. Louis Lucas, a pioneer in the development of the Santa Barbara County wine industry, carefully tends to the vines' every need, just as his ancestors tended their vineyards near the Adriatic Coast years ago. Winemaker Megan McGrath Gates keeps true to the vines' Mediterranean heritage, masterfully blending ripe fruit into aromatic full-flavored wine, while maintaining the varietal character that has made these Italian wines popular for generatons. – Description from dvoristanac

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  • Malvasia Bianca

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  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

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  • Mandolina Nebbiolo Blend Santa Barbara County Nebbiolo Barbera Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards 2006

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    90 points.The aroma is full of sweet cherry and spiced raspberry jam tones. There is a cacao powder and anise quality that gives this wine some definition, with lavender, roses, and sandlewood appearing on the spin.Soft and tender tones of cherry and raspberry introduce the palate. There are notes of tar and a very clear berry-like quality that ... Read More

    Wine review by Tyler Worth


  • Dolcetto Mandolina Wines Santa Barbara County Red 2007

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    89 points.Sweet strawberry and cherry candy notes introduce the aroma, with toasted marshmallow and a faint rose petal tone surrounding the core. A spin in the glass opens up some intense spice notes, tobacco, something almost like peppered salami, cigar, and herbal tones.The palate is smooth and soft with a gentle, dusty quality. The same straw... Read More

    Wine review by Tyler Worth


  • Lucas & Lewellen Mandolina Toccata Riserva 2003

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    This had been sitting in the cellar since I purchased it in a mixed case of Lucas and Lewellen wines from Wine.woot. I had long ago forgotten anything I had read about the wine when I bought it and had no expectations of it. I pulled it from the cellar and popped the cork for casual sipping. After pouring a glass, I let it sit for 15 or 20 minut... Read More

    Wine review by dayoff53


  • I recently created a cheese enchilada made with red enchilada sauce, dark chocolate, whole salted peanuts, fresh chopped Vidalia onions, and sweet fresh tomatoes. It was a huge hit with everyone. I paired it with a chilled Mandolina 2009 Malvasia Bianca. Served with an orange/jicama salad drizzled with fresh orange juice dressing, this was an ab...

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  • So i just finished my first bottle of 100% Cabernet Franc. I have obvioulsy had this in blends before but never by itself. I dont want to base the verital on just this bottle.What are the distictive flavors/themes of this grape.I found it almost to be bitter Read More

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  • Mandolina Supertuscan Blend Santa Barbara County Toccata 2004

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    Very beautiful wine. Rich and full in the mouth. Finishes long and lovely. I don't see the complexity this blend should produce but it is a fantastic wine otherwise. Read More

    Wine review by brinko99


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  • Mandolina Barbera Santa Barbara County 2005

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    I really enjoyed this earthy wine with a velvety texture that makes it so smooth with a nice lingering finish. It's probably considered a food wine but I could really enjoy this one on its own as well. And the price is right! Read More

    Wine review by rachel27


  • Mandolina Moscato 2006

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    Very crisp - too much carbonation for me. Only lightly sweet, which was a pleasant surprise. Very refreshing for a hot summer day. Read More

    Wine review by rachel27


  • Mandolina Supertuscan Blend Santa Barbara County Toccata Riserva 2002

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    The body is great, it's like drinking velvet. It's been oaked perfectly and it is one of my favorites in the Santa Ynez region. Read More

    Wine review by rachel27


  • Mandolina Nebbiolo Santa Barbara County 2002

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    No written review

    Wine review by Buzz33


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