Winemaker Rob Lloyd to be Featured in The SOMM Journal & National Geographic Webinars

The SOMM Journal — in association with National Geographic and SommCon – Webinars

In the spirit of continuing education for beverage professionals and consumers, The SOMM Journal — in association with National Geographic and SommCon — invites our members and trade partners to participate in a complimentary, one-of-a-kind wine-tasting webinar series entitled Geographical Digest. The events are hosted virtually by winemakers from across the globe and broadcast live. Videos of the webinars are available on-demand soon after airing.

Winemaker Rob Lloyd will be featured in two of the eight webinars for 2021. For the May 11th webinar, Rob will be speaking to Sta. Rita Hills AVA where we source our Pinot Noir. In the fall, on September 14th, he’ll speak to the Carneros Region and our Chardonnay. We’ll be sharing registration details in the coming weeks!

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May 11th 2021 @ 9:00am PT
National Geographic “Pinot Noir: Aspects from Delicacy to Durability Webinar, moderated by Master of Wine Andrea Robinson, in association with the Somm Foundation
Winemaker Rob Lloyd to Speak to Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

September 14th 2021 @ 9:00am PT
National Geographic “Balancing Act: Chardonnay at its Best’ Webinar
in association with the Somm Foundation

Winemaker Rob Lloyd to Speak to Carneros Chardonnay


For the first time since 2011, National Geographic Books has fully updated The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia, the comprehensive guide for enophiles now in its sixth edition. The launch of the highly anticipated New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia by National Geographic Books was the catalyst for the innovative approach and synergies among industry leaders in their categories.

This essential reference—long used as the go-to text for the prestigious Master Sommelier examination—is the most comprehensive guide to the world of wine, featuring authoritative information on related history, culture, geography, and more. (Source: Tasting Panel Magazine)

2017 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Scores 94 Points with Tasting Panel Magazine

Sta. Rita Hills 2017 Pinot Noir Scores 94 Points with Tasting Panel Magazine

Industry Leading Trade Magazine for Restauranteurs & Retailers Rave Our 2017 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Lloyd Cellars by Robert Lloyd 2017 Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County ($50) Thanks to the calcium-rich soils of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA and cooling winds from the Pacific, this Pinot Noir shows great natural acidity and intensity of flavor. Profound aromas of rose petals and sweet red cherries in wet earth give way to notes of orange peel that glide through raspberry liqueur, mocha, and cedar on the palate, followed by a luxuriously juicy finish of fresh plum. 94 Points

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2018 Carneros Chardonnay Scores 94 Points with Tasting Panel Magazine

2018 Carneros Chardonnay Scores 94 Points with Tasting Panel Magazine
Industry Leading Trade Magazine for Restauranteurs & Retailers Big Fans of our 2018 Carneros Chardonnay

Lloyd by Robert Lloyd 2018 Chardonnay, Carneros, Sonoma County ($40) This expression was made primarily with grapes sourced from three separate blocks in the certified-sustainable Sangiacomo Vineyard; a small percentage comes from Truchard Vineyard. These prestigious sites clearly influence the intensity and purity of fruit in the barrel-fermented wine, which aged for ten months in American oak and was left on the lees until bottling. Carneros Chardonnay is associated with crisp acidity and fresh stone-fruit flavors, and this is no exception; it also offers aromas of pineapple, lemon, and white flowers that lead to notes of buttered pecan, vanilla, peach, and daffodil. 94 Points

Our 2018 Chardonnay is sold out. We have released the 2019 vintage and it’s tasting just as delicious. Get it now!
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