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
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
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
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