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2017 Reserve Pinot Noir
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2017 Reserve Pinot Noir
Sta. Rita Hills

Sustainability in Practice Certified Wine (SIP Certified)

Sta. Rita Hills has achieved national acclaim for the region's Pinot Noirs. It's a finicky grape. While warm days and cool nights are essential for Pinot's development, the grape's delicacy is maintained by a daily layer of maritime fog which protects it from frost or penetrating sunlight.

Pinot Noir is very important to Santa Barbara Winery. We have many blocks on varied soils planted at our Lafond Vineyard. Santa Barbara Winery bottles three different Pinot Noirs.

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SKU: 33217
Wine Specs
Vineyard Designation
Lafond Vineyard
Harvest Date
Sept. 1 & 6, 2017
24.9 Brix
Bottling Date
August 7, 2019
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2017 Reserve Pinot Noir carries the classic aromas of cherry, limestone and oak. Strong raspberry notes surface on the palate, followed by ripe cherry and cedar. This medium-bodied wine is supported by strong tannins and decanting is suggested.
Vineyard Notes
93% Lafond Vineyard & 7% Burning Creek Sta. Rita Hills AVA
Production Notes
6 barrel lot; 1/3 new French oak; 143 cases produced
Winemaker Notes
This 2017 Reserve Pinot Noir is composed of 50% clone 777 and 50% Pommard. This is a barrel selection from the most concentrated lots of 2017. Aged for 22 months in barrel, this concentrated dark fruited, spicy Pinot Noir has evolved great complexity.
Food Pairing Notes
Thanksgiving Dinner, Roast Chicken, Mushroom Risotto

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