Heard about this producer from blogger Stephen McConnell. This is my maiden voyage tasting Velvet Bee from Santa Barbara County, which is the brainchild of Collette and Phil Kaplan, who is also the winemaker. Pulled the cork on their 2012 pinot noir from Bentrock Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills area. This one has flavors of ginger, cherry skin and blood orange peel with aromas of pomegranate, vanilla wafer and rose petals. Tastings are held by appointment in Los Olivos, check the website. Wines are also available in Solvang from Nielsen's Market and El Rancho Market. The producer must not be ignored!!