Gainey Vineyard

Santa Barbara County Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

8.95 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

This afternoon I have opened the 2016 Gainey Vineyard Santa Barbara County Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. The Gainey Vineyard has been around since 1962 and has been producing wonderful wines since then.

On the nose there is strawberry, raspberry, cherry cola, rosemary, herbal and vegetal notes, slight hint of vanilla and oak with an earthy undertone.

On the palate there is cherry, raspberry, plum, clove, spice, light oak, lavender and an earthy backbone.

This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity and medium to + fine tannin that leads into a medium long fruit and earthy finish. I hope everyone has had a wonderful long weekend and are ready to get back to the grind. Please be safe and enjoy the short work week. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

This afternoon I have opened the 2016 Gainey Vineyard Santa Barbara County Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. The Gainey Vineyard has been around since 1962 and has been producing wonderful wines since then.

On the nose there is strawberry, raspberry, cherry cola, rosemary, herbal and vegetal notes, slight hint of vanilla and oak with an earthy undertone.

On the palate there is cherry, raspberry, plum, clove, spice, light oak, lavender and an earthy backbone.

This wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity and medium to + fine tannin that leads into a medium long fruit and earthy finish. I hope everyone has had a wonderful long weekend and are ready to get back to the grind. Please be safe and enjoy the short work week. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Sep 2nd, 2019
Alexandra Albin

A great CA pinot. I usually find CA pinots too warm from my style, but this has good acid to balance the warm fruit. A definite good CA Pinot that makes it taste like a Pinot and nor too warm fruit.

A great CA pinot. I usually find CA pinots too warm from my style, but this has good acid to balance the warm fruit. A definite good CA Pinot that makes it taste like a Pinot and nor too warm fruit.

1 person found it helpfulJun 2nd, 2019
Russell Perry

Russell had this 6 months ago

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Qin Zhou

Qin had this 8 months ago

Qin had this 8 months ago

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Jim Glass

Jim had this a year ago

Jim had this a year ago

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