Winemaker's Tasting Note
Black tea, cola and cinnamon spice give a complex touch to concentrated flavors of raspberry, cherry and blackberry in this Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir. The wine’s balance and depth are apparent on the fruit-driven palate and the saturation of fruit settles into a long, rich finish.
About the Vintage
The 2014 growing season in Santa Barbara County began even and warm, which brought early bud break and created ideal conditions for fruit set. The warm weather continued well into the summer months with no major heat spikes, and the consistent, moderate temperatures stayed favorable throughout the fall. The overall dry season made for a short and condensed harvest, but the resulting moderate yields of Pinot Noir fruit showed exceptional depth and concentration.