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Blair Fox Cellars is passionate about the production of small lot, hand crafted bottlings of wines from the most premium vineyards in Santa Barbara County. All these wines are vineyard designated and you can truly taste the "terroir" in each glass.

We search for vineyards, which produce grapes with beautiful concentration and intense varietal character. These grapes are hand harvested, hand sorted, fermented in small lots, and basket pressed to ensure the highest possible quality and true expression of the vineyard.

We produce predominately vineyard designated Syrah, estate grown Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Vermentino, and a small amount of Viognier. The red grapes are lightly crushed, partially de-stemmed and punched down by hand throughout fermentation. After fermentation is complete the wines are basket pressed and transferred to French oak barrels for aging. These red wines are aged for two years in barrel prior to being bottled.

The Viognier and Vermentino grapes are hand sorted and whole-cluster pressed to preserve the fresh, floral, and fruity qualities of these amazing varietals. The juice is then fermented in older French oak barrels and a small percentage of stainless steel while preventing malo-lactic fermentation to promote bright, crisp acidity.

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2016 Ambush

2016 Ambush

Ambush is a top barrel selection blend from all of the red varieties - Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel - planted at our estate vineyard, Fox Family Vineyard.  The vineyard is densely planted, organically grown and farmed entirely by hand in the hills of Los Olivos.  The steep slopes and rocky/shale soils lead to very light yields in the 2-2.85 tons/acre range with extraordinary concentration and purity of fruit.  My goal is to create an Estate Blend, which demonstrates the best of what this vineyard has to offer.

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2017 Syrah, Kimsey Vineyard

2017 Syrah, Kimsey Vineyard

92+ Points "Dense purple-hued, with a juicy bouquet of ripe black and blue fruits, dark chocolate, graphite, and ground pepper, it's full-bodied and has a rich, concentrated texture, good acidity, and a great finish. " ~ Jeb Dunnuck

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94 Points "One of the standouts in this range, 2017 Syrah Kimsey Vineyard is terrific.  The personality of this site works so well with Blair Fox's style.  Bold and explosive, the Kimsey packs tremendous punch in its dark blue/purplish fruit.  It is a Syrah endowed with considerable energy and drive." ~ Antonio Galloni

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2019 Viognier, Tierra Alta Vineyard

2019 Viognier, Tierra Alta Vineyard

Fresh...Floral...Fruity...This wine is always one that people look forward to in the fall.  It has a warmth and comfort that pair perfectly with cream soups, chicken piccata and scallop risotto.  

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2017 The Dare

2017 The Dare

94 Points  "... it has a ripe, sexy style as well as lots of cedary spice, mulled red and black fruits, chocolate, and peppery aromas and flavors. Beautifully balanced, with good freshness and purity..." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

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95 Points "...Inky blue/purplish fruit, leather, smoke, licorice and tobacco infuse the 2017 with striking layers of complexity...The Dare is unctuous and full-bodied, qualities that emerge fully with a bit of time in the glass" ~ Antonio Galloni

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2017 Syrah, Zotovich Vineyard

2017 Syrah, Zotovich Vineyard

"...the Zotovich is a wine that focuses more on elegance and balance." - Antonio Galloni, 95 Points 

"...a cool-climate style that's reminiscent of a top Saint Joseph." - Jeb Dunnuck, 93 Points

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2017 Syrah, Thompson Vineyard

2017 Syrah, Thompson Vineyard

"...the Thompson is marked by a more inward character that is super distinctive." - Antonio Galloni, 93 Points 

"...the 2017 Syrah Thompson Vineyard, another seamless, gorgeously layered, textured Syrah" - Jeb Dunnuck, 95 Points

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