This is by far the largest AVA in the region, clocking in with 77,000 acres planted to over 60 different varieties and spanning over 30 miles east to west. Moving from west to east the climate goes from chilly and foggy warm and dry. Soils vary as well from well drained sandy soils on the valley floor to silty, clay, shale loam blends in the foothills. The region also has some rapport for Sauvignon Blanc.
Santa Barbara Winery, Sauvignon Blanc Santa Ynez Valley 2017
Tangy, with juicy green apple, ruby grapefruit and fresh lemon verbena notes, delivering plenty of intensity and refreshment on the finish. This wine has floral aromatics. Citrus and notes of tangerine and lime layered with tropical mango and honeydew melon. Pairs well with moderately spicy foods, seafood and salads.