Samsara is one of the most dynamic, exciting young wineries in California. Proprietor Chad Melville turns out compelling Pinots, Syrahs and Grenaches from some of the top sites in Santa Barbara, including his family's Melville estate, where he is vineyard manager. The approach at Samsara is stripped down to the core. Native fermentations with high percentages of whole clusters, aging largely in neutral oak, very low SO2 during aging and minimal racking are all part of the approach at Samsara. These are some of the most compelling wines being made in California today.