The Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir shines dark ruby with classic aromas of cherry, limestone and oak. Light tannins hold up flavors of fresh berries, plum and dried herbs. This wine is meant to drink now.
Pair with duck confit; grilled salmon; sautéed mushrooms.
Santa Barbara County has achieved national acclaim for the region's Pinot Noir. It's a finicky grape. In the Sta. Rita Hills, where warm days and cool nights are essential for Pinot's development, the grape's delicacy is maintained by a daily layer of maritime fog which stretches over the Valley, protecting it from frost or penetrating sunlight.
Pinot Noir is very important to Santa Barbara Winery. We have many blocks on varied soils planted at our Lafond Vineyard. Santa Barbara Winery bottles three different Pinot Noirs.
This wine is sourced from younger vines and more vigorous parts of the vineyard which tend to be more red fruit than dark fruit. Immediate drinkability and enjoyment is what this bottling is about.