Varner

Los Alamos Vineyard Pinot Noir

8.98 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, 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
Jordan Wardlaw

This way over-delivers. Cranberry, black tea, bergamot, tobacco, camphor, dried mushrooms and a distinct loaminess. Perhaps a tad austere for the average bloke, with some elevated VA to boot. But this is a rather serious Pinot Noir with plenty of potential for extensive aging. I’m getting decidedly Old World vibes.

This way over-delivers. Cranberry, black tea, bergamot, tobacco, camphor, dried mushrooms and a distinct loaminess. Perhaps a tad austere for the average bloke, with some elevated VA to boot. But this is a rather serious Pinot Noir with plenty of potential for extensive aging. I’m getting decidedly Old World vibes.

Jul 2nd, 2021
David Metcalf

Tart cherries and day-old strawberry juice. Pine, forest floor and meaty maitakes. Little bit of volatility adds lift to the loamy finish. For a light, transparent wine, this shows the depth of this great old vineyard. 🍓🍄🌲

Tart cherries and day-old strawberry juice. Pine, forest floor and meaty maitakes. Little bit of volatility adds lift to the loamy finish. For a light, transparent wine, this shows the depth of this great old vineyard. 🍓🍄🌲

Dec 23rd, 2020
Jean Kim

Red vines/licorice, forest floor, mushrooms, tart cherries, dried violets. Paired with Hainan chicken!

Red vines/licorice, forest floor, mushrooms, tart cherries, dried violets. Paired with Hainan chicken!

Jan 2nd, 2021
Peter Roldan

Cherries

Cherries

Sep 20th, 2020
Greg Gosselin

A big, big fan of Varner and their Foxglove, the best QPR 2nd label in Cali, with Talley’s Bishop’s Peak a close second. Varner’s entry-level Los Alamos pinot is a super fresh, light-bodied style with ample fruit, depth, and acidity. For $20 it’s SOLID. Varner’s higher end chard/pinot are superb. Seek out the entire range. Foxglove truly rocks as well.

A big, big fan of Varner and their Foxglove, the best QPR 2nd label in Cali, with Talley’s Bishop’s Peak a close second. Varner’s entry-level Los Alamos pinot is a super fresh, light-bodied style with ample fruit, depth, and acidity. For $20 it’s SOLID. Varner’s higher end chard/pinot are superb. Seek out the entire range. Foxglove truly rocks as well.

Sep 18th, 2020
Paige Schoening

Dusty leaves, dark fruits.

Dusty leaves, dark fruits.

Sep 19th, 2019
Tony Lenzi

Tony had this 21 days ago

Tony had this 21 days ago

Aug 30th, 2021
Richard J Loewenstein

Richard had this a month ago

Richard had this a month ago

Aug 9th, 2021
Natasha Idnani

Natasha had this 7 months ago

Natasha had this 7 months ago

Mar 3rd, 2021