Almost overly floral and sweet, with the palate showing an overdose of heavy citrus fruit. Finishes expectedly sweet, with a good mouthfeel. Attacks forcefully.
|The winery is part of a 37,000 acre cattle ranch and farm, and was purchased in 1952 by Mr. and Mrs. James Flood of San Francisco. The cattle business is the same as it has always been, but the beans and barley have been replaced with vegetables and grapevines. Because the area’s climate and soil compared favorably with the renowned growing regions of Sonoma and Napa, Flood decided to plant grape vines. The initial planting in the late 1960’s consisted of nine acres of Johannisberg Riesling and forty acres of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Current acreage is 300 and growing. In 1972, then ranch manager Harold Pfeiffer produced the first wines. By 1974, wineries wanted more grapes and 141 more acres of vines were planted. In 1977 Rancho Sisquoc became a bonded winery and the tasting room was built. Ed Holt became the ranch manager in 1987, and has expanded
the vineyard and winery operation. Today, the winery produces over 20,000 cases per year.