john sebastiano

Los Angeles Times features Weatherborne

Wines to try from Southern California garagistes
By S. Irene Virbila

"For his first Pinot, winemaker Cris Carter sourced grapes from John Sebastiano and Melville Vineyards in the Santa Rita Hills. Bright and lively with lots of sweet fruit, it is cool and clean, with an intriguing darker undertow."

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Santa Barbara Independent features Weatherborne

SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT

Weatherborne Wine Co.: Unlike many small-batch winemakers, Cris Carter took a fairly traditional route to winemaking via school at UC Davis, and yet he decided on making beer for a living at Golden Road Brewery in Los Angeles, with this pinot-noir-focused project his side gig. Expect that to change, for this first vintage of Weatherborne — the name is a nod to his family’s aviation history — from the John Sebastiano Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills is tremendous: raspberry on the nose, nice brown spice, and brilliant acidity yet with long-lasting fruit flavors. See weatherborne.com. 

– http://www.independent.com/news/2014/mar/27/garagiste-vintners-gear/