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Santa Barbara County

2016 Pinot Noir

The fruit comes from our Burning Creek vineyard. The vineyard is located adjacent to our Lafond vineyard in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, an appellation known internationally for exceptional Pinot Noir.

The Santa Rita Hills valley runs east-west leading to the Pacific Ocean. In early afternoon, cool breezes blow up the valley followed by evening fog which lingers until mid-morning.

This creates the southernmost Region 1 climate zone in the northern hemisphere, which has one of the longest growing seasons in the world, conditions that are ideal for producing quality, fruit-driven Pinot Noir.

Exhibiting flavors and aromas of black cherry, strawberry, violets and black tea, this wine is the perfect red for light lunches on the patio, lazy afternoons picnicking in the shade or an evening of hors d’oeuvres and aperitiffs at the bistro.

Winemaker's comments: This wine showcases the fruit forward grapes young vines, less than 8 years old, from Burning Creek and the Lafond Vineyards. Eight Clones from multiple soil types gives us a diverse expression of Pinot Noir.

Gold Medal 2018 Monterey International Wine Competition
90 Points 2018 Wine Enthusiast Editor’s Choice

2016 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 17.00

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Sept. 1 - 9, 2018
Sugar: 2
3.2 - 26.3 Brix

65% Burning Creek
Santa Rita Hills
35% Lafond
Santa Rita Hills

Primarly neutral
and 1 or 2 year old barrels,
60 gal. and 130 gal. puncheons
Total Acid: .71
pH: 3.3
Alcohol: 14.
Sugar: Dry

Bottled: August 8
- 11, 2017

Production: 4,312 cases