From the Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 25th, 2017: It was probably inevitable that John Benedetti would become a winemaker. Steeped in a history of food and wine from his Pescadero grocery family, connected to some of the best growers and winemakers in the Santa Cruz Mountains and infatuated with the taste of pinot noir and how Read More
“This wine confirms my conviction that the Santa Cruz Mountains is one of the best wine regions in California for Chardonnay.” –Rusty Gaffney, PinotFile We’re happy to see that the first review of our 2015 Santa Cruz Mountains (aka “Duet”) Chardonnay received a glowing review from “The Prince of Pinot”, Rusty Gaffney. 2015 marks only Read More
Our 2014 Mardikian Vineyard Pinot Noir was recently awarded 93 points by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Here’s what the review had to say: “Coming from the Sonoma Coast AVA, the 2014 Pinot Noir Family Reserve Selezione Susie Mardikian Vineyard was completely destemmed and spent ten months in French oak. It has a fruit-forward, big, rich, Read More
The July 4th holiday is all about BBQ, picnics and the beach. While Pescadero can be a busy place on the 4th, it’s not typically wine that’s on folks’ minds. And, since the company is just our family + Drew, we’ve elected to spend the holiday with family and to encourage our one employee (and Read More
CORRALITOS, CALIFORNIA, (PRWEB) April 26, 2016 Sante Arcangeli Family Wines recently announced that several of its wines achieved high marks from Wine Enthusiast, including a few Editor’s Choice awards, while another wine was named in Wine & Spirits’ list of the “Best U.S Pinot Noirs”. From the last few vintages, reviews include the 2012 Split Rail Vineyard Read More
Come join us at the winery for our Spring Open House and Release Party! (It’s also a pickup party for the wine club) We’re releasing two really special wines on March 19th from 1:00-5:00: 2014 Mardikian Vineyard Pinot Noir (our first foray into the Sonoma Coast) and 2014 Split Rail Vineyard Pinot Noir. We’ll be Read More
Virginia Boone, a writer and reviewer for Wine Enthusiast Magazine, has featured a wine from our upcoming release in Sonoma Magazine this month. Of our 2014 Mardikian Vineyard Pinot Noir, she writes, “John Benedetti is the owner and winemaker of this Corralitos-based winery, in the mountains of Santa Cruz. He’s ventured to the Sonoma Coast Read More
We’ve recently received word that our 2014 Split Rail Vineyard Chardonnay has been awarded a score of 92, with the Editor’s Choice designation, by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The review should be published in the April issue.
Wine & Spirits Magazine has just informed us that our newest release, 2014 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir, has been named to their list of the “Best U.S. Pinot Noirs”. The wine is a blend of Hicks, Split Rail and Lester Family Vineyards, all Corralitos-region vineyards. Review forthcoming!
For the 2nd year in a row, Rusty Gaffney (aka The Prince of Pinot”) has listed our Split Rail Vineyard Pinot Noir to his list of “All American Selections”, which is his list of the best Pinots he tasted that year. Rusty had the following to say about the wine: “14.1% alc., pH 3.62, TA Read More