Winemaker's Tasting Note
Pure ruby in color, the 2014 Lyric by Etude captures the essence of Santa Barbara Pinot Noir in its opulence of true red fruit. Rich in ripe cherry, red raspberry and fresh strawberry, this youthful Pinot Noir drinks complex with hints of cinnamon, cardamom, sandalwood and cola. Offering an elegant structure, silky tannins and bright acidity, this Pinot Noir is captivating in its youth and makes a wonderful counterpart to a variety of dishes.
About the Vintage
Following a relatively dry winter, the 2014 growing season in Santa Barbara 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 high yields of Pinot Noir fruit showed exceptional color, depth and concentration.