The Wines

Our Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays deliver the elegance, structure and character that Santa Barbara County is famous for. Our limited production wines are prized for their depth and complexity.

Nielson Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

2015 Nielson
Santa Barbara County
Pinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

This wine displays the beautiful floral and mineral character typical of Santa Barbara Pinot Noir.

Nielson Sta Maria Valley Pinot Noir

2015 Nielson
Santa Maria Valley
Pinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

The flavor profile has a core of dark berry and dark cherry with hints of earth and brown spices, backed by a smooth, silky and long finish, styled to highlight our cool-climate fruit.

Nielson Sta Rita Hills Pinot Noir Label

2015 Nielson
Sta. Rita Hills
Pinot Noir

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90 Points - Antonio Galloni, Sept 2017

Tasting Notes

Wet stone, cherry, strawberry, fresh tobacco, smoke on the nose. Chalky tannins with smoke and cherry on the finish.

Nielson Clone 667 Pinot Noir Label

2015 Nielson
Clone 667
Pinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

This wine is concentrated and balanced with a long, smoky, and brown spice finish.

Nielson Whole Cluster Pinot Noir

2015 Nielson
Whole Cluster
Pinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

Features of dark fruit like blackberry and dark cherry, with hints of mineral and smoke. Concentrated and balanced with a long smoky and brown spice finish.

Nielson Drizzle Barrel Pinot Noir

2015 Nielson
Drizzle Barrel
Pinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

Skins and seeds are removed, and un-pressed juice goes straight into the barrels, while the rest goes into a tank where concentrated liquid slowly drizzles out. Flavors of smoke and tar, acidity with a rich dark fruit finish.

Nielson GSM

2014 Nielson GSM

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Tasting Notes

This GSM blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre has aromas of clove, anise, all-spice and smoke.

2015 Nielson Santa Maria Syrah

2015 Nielson
2015 Nielson
Santa Maria Valley
Syrah

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Tasting Notes

The wine has a deep purple color with concentrated raspberry and blackberry flavors, and aromas of mocha. Medium body and balanced tannins contribute to a round, smooth texture and finish.

Nielson First Pick Pinot Noir

2015 Nielson
First Pick
Pinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

Cheery pie, dark fruits, and baking spices jump out of the glass. The wine is vibrant and bright with a cranberry and red fruit core and a round mouthfeel.

Nielson Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

2014 Nielson
Santa Barbara County
Chardonnay

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Tasting Notes

Crisp and concentrated palate with flavors of stone fruit, fig, honey and hints of brown spice with a mineral finish.

2016 Nielson
Santa Maria Valley
Chardonnay

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Tasting Notes

Fruit-forward citrus aromas, accented by hints of mineral and brown spice.

Nielson Wente Clone Chardonnay

2015 Nielson
Wente Clone
Chardonnay

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Tasting Notes

This wine carries apricot and orange blossom notes with a hint of wet stone. Flavors of citrus and red apple with a hint of honey linger on the palette.

Nielson Viognier

2016 Nielson
Santa Maria Valley
Viognier

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Tasting Notes

From our prized Nielson Vineyard, this wine is barrel fermented in French oak and goes through 100% malolactic fermentation. THe Viognier has bright acid expressing hints of stone fruit, honey and orange blossom.

2015 Nielson
Santa Maria Valley
Rosé of Grenache

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Tasting Notes

Whole cluster lightly pressed Grenache. Native ferment in older barrels as well. There's a spice component in the wine that comes from the Grenache grape that is very intriguing. Balanced with a floral nose.

Nielson Santa Maria Valley Pinot Blanc

2014 Nielson
Santa Maria Valley
Pinot Blanc

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Tasting Notes

Our Santa Maria Valley Pinot Blanc displays aromas of stone fruit and orange blossom. Vibrant flavors of honey, orange and a hint of minerality give way to a bright, crisp finish. The backbone of natural acidity gives the wine excellent balance and finesse.

2016 Nielson
Stainless Steel
Chardonnay

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This wine jumps out of the glass with exuberant tropical aromas of pineapple and tones of ripe yellow peach. The tropical theme continues on the palate and finishes rich and viscous.

2016 Nielson
Clone 95X
Chardonnay

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Tasting Notes

Aromas of pear, dried straw, golden raisin, and sappy hibiscus flower carry of the palate with full bodied, lush mouthfeel and a long finish.