Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

2017 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

This wine comes from three major Pinot Noir growing regions within Santa Barbara County, each of which is influenced by unique soil types and proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Santa Maria Valley is one of California's coolest AVAs with well-drained soils and one of the longest growing seasons in the world, brings pretty aromatics and red fruit flavors to the wine. Slightly warmer in climate, the Los Alamos area contributes ripe dark fruit flavors. Just south of Santa Maria Valley and Los Alamos, the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, characterized by steep vineyard slopes and a distinct gravel minerality, adds power, depth and austere tannin expression.

Wine Profile

Brambly red fruit and cherry, mingling with hints of rose petals

100% Pinot Noir
10 months in French oak (6% new)
Tasting Notes

To better express the distinctive fruit characteristics of these regions, only 3% new French oak was used. This results in bright fruit flavors of raspberry, cranberry and rose petal.