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2016 Reserve Pinot Noir
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2016 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: 33216
Wine Specs
Vineyard Designation
Lafond Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 6, 13-15, 2016
24.2-25.6 Brix
Bottling Date
April 25, 2018
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2016 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
100% Lafond Vineyard; Sta. Rita Hills AVA
Production Notes
8 barrel lot; 39% new French oak; 192 cases produced
Winemaker Notes
Our 2016 Reserve Pinot Noir is comprised of four clones: 51% Clone 777, 25% Martin Ray, 12% Pommard, 12% Clone 115. We used the best barrels from the top blocks of 2016 to make this Reserve. The ongoing drought, which resulted in small clusters and enhanced light exposure, contributed to good concentration and depth of flavor.
Food Pairing Notes
Thanksgiving Dinner; roast bird; mushroom risotto

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