Santa Rita

Foley Estates

Rancho Santa Rosa Pinot Noir 2018

Ruby with aromas of sweet ripe berry fruits with a touch of oak. On the palate flavors of cherry and raspberry with tobacco, oak and earthy notes. Soft tannins, good balance on long finish ending with notes of earth. Fruit and pepper spice. Nice. — 15 days ago

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Lincourt

Lincourt Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills Rancho Santa Rosa 2017

My go to Pinot Noir. Dark and spicy. Dark cherry and cinnamon — 2 days ago

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Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

This is a nice Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara.

Showing black fruits with tobacco, earth, wood, vanilla, chocolates, barnyard, smoke, spices, coffee and mocha.

Full bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate and very fruity.

Tangy finish with soft tannins.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity.

Drinks more like a Syrah blend from California. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. After 3 hours in the decanter, it really feels like a Syrah.

This 5 year old is peaking now.

Aged in French oak barrels for 9 months.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$50.
— 5 days ago

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Melville

Estate Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2013

This is the 2013 Melville Santa Rita Hills Estate Pinot Noir. This is from Lompoc, CA.

On the nose I get cherry, raspberries, cranberry, clove, all spice, orange peel and forest floor.

On the palate there is tart cherry, strawberry, raspberry, clove, hibiscus, vanilla, allspice and earth.

This is a medium bodied wine with medium + acidity and medium fine tannins that move into a medium to medium + red fruit spicy finish. I hope your weekend is going well, here it has been hot and humid. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 22 days ago

Hermes, Paul and 18 others liked this

Chanin

Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Rather different from my last btl. Five hours or so air. Much more mineral, with loads of crushed stone and red berry. Lovely hi-toned acid on the palate; crushed red raspberry, attenuated tannin on the finish. Nose is better than the palate. — 2 days ago

Douglas, Severn and 6 others liked this

Siduri

Clos Pepe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005

Five single-vineyard CA Pinots vs 5 Burgs: Gevrey-Chambertin, Vosne-Romanee + three 1er Crus Beaunes. All 2005s. Rob Jensen, owner, and Sue Ryan, lead wine educator at Testarossa joined our group for the tasting. This Siduri made a strong showing at #4. — 11 days ago

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Ken Brown

Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2016

Really nice Pinot for the anniversary — 6 hours ago

Lutum

Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Solid Pinot from California’s Santa Rita Hills. Gushes with cherry with a hint of allspice. We enjoyed this one although prefer a bit more heft and acid. 13.5% — 8 hours ago

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Gainey Vineyard

Santa Barbara County Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2016

Medium ruby hue with high saturation. Aromas of cola, raspberry, sage, strawberry, and vanilla. Medium body, with medium tannins and medium-plus acidity. Silky mouthfeel, though the finish remains a bit oaky and tannic. A worthwhile, highly quaffable Santa Barbara Pinot. — 7 days ago

Au Bon Climat

La Bauge Au-Dessus Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2008

Last night I had opened the 2008 Au Bon Climat Santa Maria Valley La Bauge Au-Dessus Pinot Noir. I was thinking heavily about Jim Clendenen and thought this would be a nice homage to his work. RIP Jim.

On the nose there is good fruit still cherry, cranberry, raspberry, plum, spice, a muskiness, dried roses, light oak and wet soil.

On the palate even in it's age there is good fruit of cherry, cranberry, raspberry, cola, spice, minerality and forest floor.

This is medium bodied with a smooth velvety mouthfeel even though the experts have the maturity date as 2018 the acidity is still medium with medium minus fine nearly resolved tannins that still leads to a medium to medium + red fruit candied cherry underbrush finish. Have a continued wonderful weekend and please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 8 days ago

Deborah, Martin and 21 others liked this
Jody Scharf

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A fave!
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@Jody Scharf definitely a favorite of mine too.