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  • Liquid Farm Four Chardonnay 2020

    £76.95

    “The 2020 Chardonnay Four is a gorgeous wine that captures the essence of the Liquid Farm house style. Apricot, orange peel, spice and a kiss of new French oak all come together. The Four is blended from a collection of later picks at Bentrock and Rita’s Crown, hence its greater textural richness and body vis-a-vis the other Chardonnays in the range. Drinking window: 2022-2027. 94 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (08/22)

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  • Tyler Claret 2018

    £64.95

    “The 2018 Claret, primarily Merlot blended with smaller portions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, is polished and approachable straight from bottle. It has a medium ruby-purple color and pure scents of red and black currants, dried sage and thyme, graphite, tobacco and desiccated roses. Medium-bodied, it’s grainy and fresh with savory fruits and a long, layered finish. This Claret’s slender frame and broody fruits make for a very drinkable style. Drink: 2022-2032. 95 points

    Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate (03/22)

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  • Tyler Happy Canyon Vineyard RSW Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

    £109.95

    “The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Happy Canyon Vineyard RSW is dark, sensual and super-expressive. Justin Willett does a terrific job in crafting a Cabernet that is fresh yet deep, while avoiding the assertive vegetal qualities that can at times be overpowering in Happy Canyon Cabernets. Dark cherry, plum, mocha and savory herbs all build effortlessly in the glass. This classy Cabernet hits all the right notes. Deceptive in its mid-weight structure and charm, the 2019 is delicious now, but I would give it a few years in bottle. Drinking window: 2027-2034. 94 points

    Justin Willett continues to make big moves. Willett recently purchased the iconic Fiddlestix vineyard and is now setting up a new base of operations at his Mae Estate vineyard. Extreme heat, sunburn and dehydration were challenges in 2020, as they were throughout the region. Willett opted to use more new oak and a higher percentage of stems in the Pinots to balance the richness of the fruit. The wines are mostly strong across the board, but a wide range like this one is bound to reflect the shortcomings of difficult years, and that is evident in one or two of these wines.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (08/22)

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  • Tyler La Rinconada Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

    £59.95

    “The 2021 Chardonnay La Rinconada Vineyard is a bright, steely wine. Crushed rocks, mint, white pepper, citrus peel and vibrant saline notes abound. This taut, steely Chardonnay really sizzles with tension. It is a notable wine in this range. Drinking window: 2024-2033. 94 points

    Justin Willett continues to expand his formidable empire. Readers will note a number of new releases in this year’s collection. When I first met Willett, a dozen years ago, Tyler was a new winery working exclusively with purchased fruit. Today, Tyler owns two estate vineyards, the new Mae Estate and the historic Fiddlestix, both in the Sta. Rita Hills, and produces a far wider range of wines. That is a dramatic transformation in a very short period of time. In general, the Chardonnays see 10 months in barrel followed by 6-8 months in tank. The Pinots spend 18 months in barrel, 33-100% new depending on the wine, with minimal to no racking during that time. There are a ton of highlights here, but I was especially impressed with the Mae and Rinconada Chardonnays and the Fiddlestix and Rinconada Pinots. Although Willett built his reputation on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, in recent years, he has shown just as much talent with Cabernet Sauvignon.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (09/23)

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  • Tyler La Rinconada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

    £79.95

    “The 2021 Pinot Noir La Rinconada Vineyard is a wild wine. Effusive aromatics, bright red-toned fruit, cedar and tobacco soar out of the glass. There is something exotic and elusive about the Rinconada, as if all the elements aren’t totally put together just yet. I would give the 2021 a good bit of aeration and see what happens. Drinking window: 2025-2036. 91 points

    Justin Willett continues to expand his formidable empire. Readers will note a number of new releases in this year’s collection. When I first met Willett, a dozen years ago, Tyler was a new winery working exclusively with purchased fruit. Today, Tyler owns two estate vineyards, the new Mae Estate and the historic Fiddlestix, both in the Sta. Rita Hills, and produces a far wider range of wines. That is a dramatic transformation in a very short period of time. In general, the Chardonnays see 10 months in barrel followed by 6-8 months in tank. The Pinots spend 18 months in barrel, 33-100% new depending on the wine, with minimal to no racking during that time. There are a ton of highlights here, but I was especially impressed with the Mae and Rinconada Chardonnays and the Fiddlestix and Rinconada Pinots. Although Willett built his reputation on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, in recent years, he has shown just as much talent with Cabernet Sauvignon.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (09/23)

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  • Tyler Mae Estate Chardonnay 2020

    £74.95

    “The 2020 Chardonnay Mae Estate Vineyard is airy and lifted, with plenty of depth and structure underpinning it all. Readers will find a Chardonnay of real precision and intrigue. Savory and mineral notes are more in evidence, while fruit lies in the background. Drinking window: 2022-2032. 94 points

    Justin Willett continues to make big moves. Willett recently purchased the iconic Fiddlestix vineyard and is now setting up a new base of operations at his Mae Estate vineyard. Extreme heat, sunburn and dehydration were challenges in 2020, as they were throughout the region. Willett opted to use more new oak and a higher percentage of stems in the Pinots to balance the richness of the fruit. The wines are mostly strong across the board, but a wide range like this one is bound to reflect the shortcomings of difficult years, and that is evident in one or two of these wines.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (08/22)

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  • Tyler Mae Estate Pinot Noir 2020

    £69.95

    “The 2020 Pinot Noir Mae Estate is very pretty and very easy to drink! The nose features savory red cherries and cranberries with nuances of tobacco leaves, mushroom powder, incense and charcuterie. The medium-bodied palate is soft, refreshing and perfumed with concentrated yet detailed flavors, and it boasts a very long, layered finish. Drink: 2022-2030. 95 points”

    Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate (12/22)

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  • Tyler Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

    £74.95

    “The 2020 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard segues from wafts of matchstick and saline to baked peaches and apples, pie crust, beeswax and loads of spicy undertones. The palate is mouthwatering, full, ripe and savory, with a satiny texture and very long finish, yet it’s most compelling for its balance of generous fruit and energetic, almost buzzing acidity. Drink: 2022-2027. 96 points”

    Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate (12/22)

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  • Tyler Santa Barbara Chardonnay 2022

    £31.95

    “The 2022 Chardonnay (Santa Barbara County) is a fabulous introduction to this range. Orchard fruit, citrus, white flowers and mint give the 2022 lovely aromatic presence. The blend of Santa Maria, Sta. Rita Hills and Los Alamos fruit works so well in this bottling. Drinking window: 2023-2030. 91 points

    Justin Willett continues to expand his formidable empire. Readers will note a number of new releases in this year’s collection. When I first met Willett, a dozen years ago, Tyler was a new winery working exclusively with purchased fruit. Today, Tyler owns two estate vineyards, the new Mae Estate and the historic Fiddlestix, both in the Sta. Rita Hills, and produces a far wider range of wines. That is a dramatic transformation in a very short period of time. In general, the Chardonnays see 10 months in barrel followed by 6-8 months in tank. The Pinots spend 18 months in barrel, 33-100% new depending on the wine, with minimal to no racking during that time. There are a ton of highlights here, but I was especially impressed with the Mae and Rinconada Chardonnays and the Fiddlestix and Rinconada Pinots. Although Willett built his reputation on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, in recent years, he has shown just as much talent with Cabernet Sauvignon.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (09/23)

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  • Tyler Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2021

    £30.95

    “The 2021 Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills) is bright, punchy and full of character. Bright acids drive through a core of red/purplish fruit, rose petal, crushed rocks, chalk and white pepper. This nervy, vibrant Pinot has a ton to offer. The taut, salivating style is on the leaner side for the Sta. Rita Hills, but it works beautifully. I would give this another year or two in bottle, and/or a healthy decant. Drinking window: 2024-2031. 91 points

    Justin Willett continues to make big moves. Willett recently purchased the iconic Fiddlestix vineyard and is now setting up a new base of operations at his Mae Estate vineyard. Extreme heat, sunburn and dehydration were challenges in 2020, as they were throughout the region. Willett opted to use more new oak and a higher percentage of stems in the Pinots to balance the richness of the fruit. The wines are mostly strong across the board, but a wide range like this one is bound to reflect the shortcomings of difficult years, and that is evident in one or two of these wines.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (03/23)

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