Beautiful French-style CA Pinot. — 16 hours ago
Third of five... and second favorite of the evening. Lots of deep fruits that were well-balanced with earthy spices and flavors. Beautiful complement to grilled lamb and eggplant. — 4 months ago
Cool coastal winds have really done well for Santa Barbara Pinots. Chanin is not your usual California fruit bomb. It starts with dried currant, give you a touch of butter scotch for a brief moment and then hits you at the end with a zippy pleasantly bitter bergamot note. — 6 months ago
Opened yesterday; on the counter overnight. On the nose: loads of loads of red fruit, toasty sandalwood, a touch of hi-toned va, and spices. On the palate: excellent hi-toned acidity, good density, wild strawberry, sour plum, some tannic bitterness..transitioning into finely grained tannins. Better than my last btl. — 5 months ago
Lovely. Wild cherry, strawberry, black tea, very floral, balanced acidity. Drinking well — 4 months ago
Wow amazing flavors and acidity. I swear it tastes like a premier CRU white burg. Love it and can’t get enough of it. Great white showers and peach. — 4 months ago
I’ve been meaning to try this producer for some time now. I’ve heard & read good things about their work. So when I saw this on “Last Bottle” for $35, I picked a few up. It didn’t disappoint.
The one thing about the Santa Rita Hills region that I struggle with is a number of their Pinot Noirs, for me, are over extracted. That is not the case here.
The fruits were generally mid red. Some blackberries, strawberries, dark cherries, cherries, nice hues of blueberries, pomegranate & cranberries. Gentle wood use, softly layered baking spices, excellent acidity & nicely polished even finish.
Drinks well now but, will hold my other two bottles 2-3 years for further integration & even something a little better.
Photos of; their winery facility, Winemaker- Gavin Chanin and one of their Santa Rita Vineyards. — a year ago