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2020 Pinot Noir SBC

2020 Pinot Noir SBC
Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County has achieved national acclaim for the region's Pinot Noir. It's a finicky grape. In the Sta. Rita Hills, where 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 stretches over the Valley, protecting 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: 33120
Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Harvest Date
September 4, 2020
Sugar
24.1 Brix
pH
3.31
Bottling Date
October 4, 2021
Residual Sugar
Dry
Alcohol %
14.3
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir shines dark ruby with classic aromas of cherry, limestone and oak. Light tannins hold up flavors of fresh berries, plum and dried herbs. This wine is meant to drink now.
Vineyard Notes
16% Lafond Vineyard; 84% Burning Creek Ranch; Sta. Rita Hills AVA
Production Notes
80 - 60 gallon barrels, 30 - 130 gallon puncheons, 9 months in barrel
Winemaker Notes
This wine is sourced from younger vines and more vigorous parts of the vineyard which tend to be more red fruit than dark fruit. Immediate drinkability and enjoyment is what this bottling is about.
Food Pairing Notes
Duck confit; grilled salmon; sautéed mushrooms
Production
3672 cases produced