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Pinot Noir 'Santa Barbara County', Tatomer

Pinot Noir 'Santa Barbara County', Tatomer

This Pinot Noir is a blend of multiple clones and vineyards around the Sta. Rita Hills appellation of Santa Barbara. All the vineyards are sustainably farmed, hand-harvested, and one of them (Duvarita) is certified biodynamic. Each clone is harvested separately and fermented in small batches. Winemaker Graham Tatomer is a fan of whole-cluster fermentation due to the aromatic lift and pallet feel it gives, so about 50% of the wine was fermented this way. All lots were aged for 12 months in neutral French oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Producer:
Vintage:
2019
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Santa Barbara
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red

Press & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
95
Date:
2021-03-01
Review:
This countywide blend delivers tantalizing aromas of lightly poached cherry, hibiscus and wild sagebrush. The superfresh palate snaps with sizzling acidity and zesty red-fruit flavors that rush in and then hold tight into the finish, where an accent of tarragon adds nuance.