In our quest to source wines of character and our obvious love of the wines of the central California Coast. It's hard to not mention Blackjack Ranch. Just as steel sharpens steel one winemaker sharpens another. Being a wine maker in an area like Los Olivos California which is so rich in artisan, cutting edge wine makers will cause an individual to either become better than he ever dreamed or to just slip away. So in such a highly competitive area you are left with some truly great wines and we at UnWINEd are very aware of how fortunate we are to represent some of the best in Santa Barbara County.
Blackjack Ranch Vineyards and Winery is the realization of the lifelong dream of Roger Wisted. The vineyard was planted in 1996 and in 2001 received high acclaim and a 94 pt score from Robert Parker for the Wilkering Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay. There are only two wineries outside of Napa & Sonoma to receive a five star rating from Robert Parker and Blackjack Ranch is one of them.
Blackjack Ranch is noted for producing stellar Chardonnay and Bordeaux Varietals; the Harmonie blend which is mainly Cabernet Sauvignon (sometimes 100%) is their flagship red wine. The 2003 Harmonie has beaten Screaming Eagle (if you can find a bottle under $2500 you are doing well) in blind tasting as well as many other prestigious wines. I could easily add another 1000 words to this article but please check out www.blackjackranch.com for great stories and info on all their wines.
We have access to all their wines; be sure to stop by and check them out!