Renegade Wines

Late June Arrivals


This is one of those old school wineries with the old school labels that Kermit Lynch 'discovered' decades ago. It doesn't get more classic than this.
Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy, a family farm that has been making wine for many generations—since the 1600s—is a favorite, producing Sancerres with trademark notes of fresh spring flowers and a zesty, mineral finish.

     Since Kermit began to work with Hippolyte, the first Reverdy in this family to bottle, in the 1980s, the wines have been consistently excellent. The current generation, Julie Guiard—Hippolyte’s granddaughter—is as much a humble farmer as any of her ancestors, foregoing vacation and travel to make sure everything is in exactly the right place in her vines and cellar. Open a bottle of this charming Sancerre Rose and Sancerre Blanc this weekend; wines that represents what we love most about tradition in French winemaking.

2023 Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre Rosé $34
2023 Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre $44

i Clivi

2022 i Clivi Friulano San Pietro (Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Friuli Colli Orientali) $34

We begin with a rush of exotic floral notes, giving way to green melon and caviar lime. Expertly balanced by a core of juicy acidity and ripe orchard fruits that dances on the palate. The finish is gorgeous and lengthy. This may be the best Friulano we've tasted in years. 

Turkish Red

2022 Paşaeli Karasakız Cabernet Sauvignon Çalkarası
(Turkey, Ege Bölgesi) $15
A blend of Karasakız, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Çalkarası (say that three times fast).
While the Cabernet Sauvignon provides structure and ample dark fruit, the Karasakiz and Çalkarasi offer brighter notes of red fruit, fresh herbs, and juicy acidity, making for a remarkably well balanced and unique red wine.


2019 Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino
(Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino) $60
Always of the best values in Brunello, the 2019 once again over-delivers. Black cherries, incense, dark chocolate and spice gives way to violets, blue fruit, floral notes, and hints of Brunello terrior. Decant this one a few hours and enjoy!

Off to the North

Clape Cornas

In the world of wine, there are many good winegrowers. However, there are only a very select few who are truly great, and Auguste Clape will go down in history as one of the greats.

The 2022 Le Vin des Amis ($68) is a super cool example of Syrah.
"A real cassis note on the nose along with spice and violets. A juicy and inky palate with a floral character and firm and grippy tannins. Clean, fresh and structured – and just 11.5% alcohol." -Jancis Robinson
The 2021 Renaissance is grippy, deep, divine ($175), while the 2021 Cornas ($225) is about as serious as it gets. Right now the wine is all about black pepper and spice, luxurious richness and opulence. This will need some time but wow will it be a ringer down the road.

also available:
2022 Domaine Auguste Clape St. Péray $96
90% Marsanne - 10% Rousanne
Opulence Perfected



Another winery that would be royalty if such titles were bestowed in the Northern Rhone. These are complex, balanced, age-worthy, classic Côte-Rôtie. Notice the 2001 in the picture? It's a cellar release from the winery!

2001 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie $450
2021 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie $225
also available:
2022 Domaine Jamet Côtes du Rhône $60

Call 805.568.1961  or email us if interested.
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Renegade Wines
417 Santa Barbara Street Suite A-6
Santa Barbara, CA 93101