From the Lucas & Lewellen vineyards in Santa Barbara County, Louis Lucas selects choice lots for a limited production of premium wines. Attention to detail in the vineyards yields superior quality grapes from which Megan McGrath Gates crafts award winning wines. The vineyards of Lucas & Lewellen are located in the three principal wine grape growing regions of Santa Barbara County: the Santa Maria Valley, the Los Alamos Valley, and the Santa Ynez Valley. These valleys all run west from the coastal mountains to the Pacific Ocean, allowing warm days and cool nights to produce a long, gentle growing season.
2009 Toccata Sangiovese, Santa Barbara County 750ml 2-Pack
Sangiovese is steadily gaining a foothold in far flung districts of California where the cooler climate locations like our Los Alamos vineyard are proving to be the most promising. Distinguished by aromas of pomegranate, and fruits like plum and cherry, this wine will enhance all Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.
2010 Toccata Barbera, Santa Barbara County 750ml 2-Pack
Barbera is the most widely planted variety in Italy and has traditionally been the most popular red Italian varietal here in California. Barbera has excellent color and maintains its balanced acidity in both warmer and cooler climates. It develops into a silky, full bodied wine with smooth tannins and bold acidity. Our Barbera, from cool Los Alamos, ripens late and produces a dark, wild cherry-tinged wine with lovely rich fruit character.
2010 Toccata Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County 750ml 2-Pack
We hand select the best Pinot Noir, Clone 115 and 667, from our family-owned Santa Barbara county vineyards to create this ruby red wine. Meticulous attention to tradition is evident in its refined palate, showing flavors of red currant, huckleberry, and sage, with velvety tannins and a classic Pinot Noir earthiness ending in a lingering finish.
2010 Toccata Dolcetto, Santa Barbara County 750ml 2-Pack
Dolcetto, a lighter-bodied variety from Northern Italy that we grow in our family-owned vineyards in Santa Barbara County. This supple, food-friendly wine with mild tannins reveals flavors of dried cherries, dark chocolate, and sage. Enjoy it with your favorite Italian cuisine.
2009 Toccata Freisa, Santa Barbara County 750ml 2-Pack
Our small planting of 928 vines in Los Alamos is one of the very few instances of Freisa in California. This wine has an aroma of raspberries and violets with hints of vanilla from oak aging. Well structured tannins and a long, fruity finish make for a versatile, easy drinking Italian style wine.
2009 Nebbiolo Barbera, Santa Barbara County 750ml 2-Pack
Nebbiolo: A variety beloved for its pure fruit character, firm tannins, and age worthiness; produces red wine suitable for great empires and culinary adventures. Barbera: Silky, full bodied wine with smooth tannins and bold acidity. This wine blends the majestic quality and structure of Nebbiolo with the rich fruitiness of Barbera, producing a wine of elegance and mouth-filling flavor. The blend exhibits dried cherry flavors of the Nebbiolo, the “noble” grape of Italy, and plum with cranberry flavors of the Barbera. The result is this pleasing, rare concept wine, of which limited barrels were produced.