Thorne Wine

(805) 693-1483 7820 Santa Rosa Rd
Buellton, CA 93427
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The Thorne family planted their first 26 acres of grapes in the year 2000. At that time, there already existed an understanding amongst the wine cognoscenti that Sta. Rita Hills was well suited to Pinot Noir. With the assistance of esteemed vineyard manager John Belfy, the Thornes planted Rio Vista Vineyard. Soon, this young vineyard-designate was coveted amongst winemakers determined to illuminate the virtues of Pinot Noir, among them: Brewer-Clifton, Tantara, Hartley-Ostini Hitching Post, Drew, Ken Brown Wines, and Flying Goat Cellars to name a few. – Description from Nerevar

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  • Chardonnay

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Syrah

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  • Thorn-Clarke Shiraz Barossa Valley James Goddard 2006

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    I was not a big "shiraz" fan....then I tried this wine. All I can say is WOW!! Amazing wine. Very rich, blackberry, licorice, dark chocolate on the nose. Intense dark fruit on the palate and hints of licorice, coffee & chocolate...all in perfect balance. Very long finish that makes you smack your lips and go back for more. Is there a better Auss... Read More

    Wine review by marivilen


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  • Marquis Philips Shiraz Mclaren Vale Integrity 2006

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    I did not like this much, although it does have a 92 WA rating. First of all, it had a nose of sour cherries, petroleum, and reminded me of the cheap in-flight tiny bottles of wine. I thought it had a rusty taste to it with some bitter aftertones. It did get better at day 3. However, I can think of other 'go to' wines at this price point tha... Read More

    Wine review by winolee


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