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Pinot Noir 2014

The Paring

Smokey, herbal and resinous with perfumed red fruit. Sandalwood and black tea. Black plums and Chinese five spice. Green peppercorn. Elegant and understated on palate with savory notes and bright cherry. Finishes long. Subtle notes of dried strawberry linger on the finish with gentle tannins. The most elegant and fine Paring Pinot Noir to date; a wine to enjoy today with roast chicken and fingerling potatoes…or any food to be honest.

Country:
USA
Region:
Santa Barbara County
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Pinot Noir
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
90

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Aging:
35% new, 65% neutral French oak (11 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
13.5
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
1822

Reviews

  • "90 points. Leading off the reds, the 2014 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County is crisp and focused, with crunchy notes of black cherries, black raspberries, spring flowers and hints of sappy herbs. Medium-bodied, balanced and with bright acidity, it still has impressive levels of texture and length. Enjoy bottles over the coming 4-5 years." (Wine Advocate)

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