White Hawk Vineyard

415-929-WINE (9463) 485 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
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The White Hawk Vineyard is planted on ancient sand dunes on the south facing slope of Cat Canyon, a side of the Los Alamos Valley in Santa Barbara County. It's 21 miles west of the Pacific and 2 miles north of Los Alamos and planted at 900 feet elevation. This region is recognized as a top producing wine region. Fog often embraces the small vineyard in the morning before gentle afternoon breezes chase it away to allow the sun's rays to slowly ripen the fruit. We custom farm using sustainable and primarily organic viticulture. The yields are miniscule and the berries intense with a strong core of acidity is complemented by elements of meat and blackberries. Although Chardonnay is also planted in this 75 acre vineyard, much of White Hawk's vineyard is planted with Syrah clone 1 on 5c rootstock or Syrah clone 6 on 140R rootstock. Fruit from White Hawk vineyard is shared with other prominent wineries including Ojai Vineyard, Andrew Murray Vineyards, Herman Story Wines, and Sine Qua Non. White Hawk vineyard Read more »

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  • Viognier

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  • Syrah

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

  • Sangiovese

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • Not exactly sure what the dinner plan is for tonight, but this should work with ... a bottle of the Ojai 2010 White Hawk Vineyard Syrah and complained about the acid hit.  I'm pretty sure the problem I had with that wine was residue from an earlier meal.  (Happily, I have another bottle for future research.)  However, here is a Syrah from the s... Read More

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  • White Hawk is famous Mark...have a 2011 Syrah at OTs made by Big Table Farm, ... ... Farm, but from that same White Hawk vineyard. We opened one up for the Syrah event but it was too young, and it had some aggressive oak treatment to boo Read More

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  • The Ojai Vineyard Syrah White Hawk Vineyard Santa Barbara County 2010

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    Very fresh nose of strawberry peach. A bit harsh on the tip of the tonguesour. ... ... This is the third Ojai White Hawk Vineyard wine that Ive ever had. Recently, I had a 2012 Sangiovese, and it was also quite tart. About a year ago I had a 2006 Syrah that was excellent. Im wondering if wines from this vineyard need to lay around for a f... Read More

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  • The Ojai Vineyard White Hawk Vineyard Sangiovese 2012

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    Very attractive red color in the glass. Not the biggest nose in the worldmostly, earthy, slightly musty herbal thing. Very light (for red wine) bodied, and, wow, tart. I love the acidity of Sangiovese-based Chianti, but this is way, way over the top. There are some red-fruit flavors herecherry, raspberrybut they are also very light. Its sim... Read More

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  • Back at the home front.Well, the Morroccan dinner last Thursday at Ojai Vineyards was a lot of fun.   We were the first to arrive and were able to engage Fabian and Bill in some fun conversation and enjoy a glass of Viognier--which was, happily, not as flowery as most Viogniers I have previously had--and an excellent "no sulfites added" Syrah fr... Read More

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  • We’re back with another cellar of the month. Perhaps unwittingly ... all ... ... all the trimmings. Their White Hawk Vineyard Syrah is one of the best I've had. Deep purple with blueberry, huckleberry and lavender overtones, and even a hint of bacon fat - really a terrific wine, particularly with a pork tenderloin or roast duck.9. Your top win... Read More

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  • Location is Forestville CA. in the middle of the RRV. I am about 12 minutes from Charles Shulz Sonoma County Airport (STS). You can fly direct to STS from SEA, PDX , SAN and LAX for a price or Airport Express runs busses from SFO and OAK to STS. The bus runs every hour on the 1/2 hour from OAK and SFO. The ride to STS is 2hr 15min. $34 per adult... Read More

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  • Lagier Meredith, of course. Have plent of that to share as does OT I imagine.I ... represent something from the White Hawk vineyard in Santa Barbara, which I'd be obliged to d Read More

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  • I love N. Rhone Syrah.  It's my favorite red wine in France.  But the acreage of the region is so small and the area that provide its best wines even smaller, that prices have hit the roof.  Sure, there are a few St. Josephs and Crozes-Hermitages that come in around $25, but those are either made for earlier drinking and a lot less thrilling wit... Read More

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