Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir

Mushroom, forest-farm, strawberry, cherry, brown spice, very pretty mouthfeel #napawine #carneros producer #santaritahills fruit #deedubcellar — 3 years ago

Philip Slater
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John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

The John Sebastiano vineyard is a newer plot located on the eastern side of the Santa Rita Hills AVA. Owned by Sebastiano Sterpa and John Wagner, the vineyard specializes in Clone 115 and Swan varietals to produce big juicy Pinot Noir. This wine embodies the current move in the Pinot world of producing Pinot Noir that's bigger, juicier, and more alcoholic than your average Pinot. Either you love this style or you're indifferent - I don't mind tasting the experiment from time to time. ~$48 | #foxen #pinotnoir #santaritahills

On the eyes: Deep clear garnet rimming out to reddish pink, bright, med stain, med tears. No gas/floc.

On the nose: Braised red cabbage, stewed plums and black cherries, a hint of vanilla and perfume. Med+ Alcohol.

On the tongue: Med+ acid, med tannin, med+ alcohol, med body, round and juicy mouthfeel. Super ripe cherry, plum and blueberry. Violet, a hint of vanilla and pepper. Long finish. Drinks like a mini-Syrah.
— 4 years ago


Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

The 2012 has a aromatic aroma that started off with lots of ripe fruits, rich cherries and spices were prevalent. The aromas extend into your mouth with dark cherries, pepper and spices and something that reminded me of cardamom. The tannins and acids are well balanced enhancing its smooth long finish. This is not a bland Pinot. #sanford #pinotnoir #santaritahills #centralcoast — 5 years ago

Sea Smoke

Southing California Grand Cru Pinot Noir

if you go any direction, go South(ing): with #SeaSmoke’s blackberry-ripe, complex, luxuriously velvety #Pinot and juicy South #Jersey tomatoes - #summer #wine #santaritahills — 3 years ago

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Sandhi Wines

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2012

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

The black and red fruit (cherries, raspberries, blackberries, and huckleberries) is dense and almost has a penny candy sour quality to it. Fairly well balanced with secondary nuances and a decent length. #sandhi #santaritahills #pinotnoir #california #ctbucklinwine — 4 years ago

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La Montagne

Kessler-Haak Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2012


#smokey #meaty #floral #pinot that's right all of that with luscious soft tannins and great length. The perfect wine for smoked meats or pastrami or a smoked salmon. Really good #sbcwine #santaritahills #santabarbara #santabarbarapinot — 5 years ago

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MICHAEL COOPER Influencer Badge

The winemaker is a really nice lady and all of her wines are great. Especially her Pinot and her Tempranillo. She's in the #Lompoc Wine Ghetto

MICHAEL COOPER Influencer Badge

It clearly has some charred oak which is what's giving the smokey qualities, then there's the 14.8% Alc. Which gives it the soft tannins and ripe cherries. It amazingly maintains its acidity and is really well balanced. Best in show at the California state fair
Mark Lindzy

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Very interesting.

Wenzlau Vineyard

The Drawing Board Sta. Rita Hills White Blend 2013

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Med intensity and complexity on a restrained nose. Fresh orchard fruit and flowers. The palate is where this wine really shows off. Great complexity mixed with depth, power, and restraint. Sweet orchard fruit, Meyer lemon, hazelnut, and flowers. Great balance and length. #wenzlauvienyards #santabarbara #santaritahills #chardonnay #california #usa #ctbucklinwine — 3 years ago

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Alma Rosa

Sta. Rita Hills Clone 115 Pinot Noir 2013


One of the better #pinot from #almarosa #sbcounty #santaritahills bright red fruit and some lavender and sage notes. Perhaps lacking some complexity and body. Curiously reminded me of one of my #garnacha #cariñena blends — 5 years ago

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Meeresboden Vineyard Grüner Veltliner 2014

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Super impressive for new world. Great acidity, great white pepper. Broadened out on the back palate and showed its home. #grünerveltliner #tatomer #santaritahills — 5 years ago

Sandhi Wines

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Soft tannins, nose has hint of cola mixed with flowers, fruity but not hedonistic or a fruit bomb, abv 13%, drinking well now but would be even better in a year or two. Food friendly, but drinkable on own. #wine #pinotnoir #pinot #sandhi #sandhiwines #santabarbara #santaritahills — 5 years ago

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