Hartley-Ostini Hitching Post

Hometown Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

8.9102 ratings
9.07 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.0

Nice earthiness and balance. Solid value at under $20.

Nice earthiness and balance. Solid value at under $20.

Dec 21st, 2016
Christanna Honer

Red cherry skin and plum/berry. Chocolate notes & dried cranberries. Palate is tart and kinda bitey.

Red cherry skin and plum/berry. Chocolate notes & dried cranberries. Palate is tart and kinda bitey.

Jun 29th, 2015
Heather Everett

Earth and fruit on the nose, medium bodied. Great representative of SB.

Earth and fruit on the nose, medium bodied. Great representative of SB.

Feb 16th, 2015
Blake Conklin

Cellar Hand Relic Winery

9.0

Sideways!

Sideways!

Feb 2nd, 2015
Stewart Cameron

Good Pinot for the price.

Good Pinot for the price.

Nov 18th, 2014
Chris B.

This was a cool experiment, as Sam and I shared this same vintage in 2015. It was too hot back then, and while it's still a little tannic for my tastes, it has mellowed considerably. It's held onto its notes of chicory and hot cinnamon but smoothed them out with tart cranberry.

This was a cool experiment, as Sam and I shared this same vintage in 2015. It was too hot back then, and while it's still a little tannic for my tastes, it has mellowed considerably. It's held onto its notes of chicory and hot cinnamon but smoothed them out with tart cranberry.

Sep 13th, 2017
Willie Carter

I've always had good luck with HP so I'll just keep going with them. Fresh cherries and spice on the nose. Very...smelly. That's a good thing. Oak, berries, a dollop of funk, and smoke. Five spice and flowers hanging out there, as well. Good acid with some bite on the finish. This is a baby, baby wine and fresh is the word of the day.

I've always had good luck with HP so I'll just keep going with them. Fresh cherries and spice on the nose. Very...smelly. That's a good thing. Oak, berries, a dollop of funk, and smoke. Five spice and flowers hanging out there, as well. Good acid with some bite on the finish. This is a baby, baby wine and fresh is the word of the day.

Dec 15th, 2016
Erin Grimm

Cherry aroma, strawberry and cedar palate, balanced

Cherry aroma, strawberry and cedar palate, balanced

Dec 12th, 2016
Evan Jones

Crazy flavors compared to the other pinot niors of the evening. Not balanced, very funky. Interesting experience. Spicy nose, with hints of tire

Crazy flavors compared to the other pinot niors of the evening. Not balanced, very funky. Interesting experience. Spicy nose, with hints of tire

Oct 5th, 2016
Kristin McKinnon

Feeling a bit #Sideways tonight. Amazing aroma.

Feeling a bit #Sideways tonight. Amazing aroma.

Jul 30th, 2016