The 2019 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay is remarkably complex with powerful layers of Braeburn apple, pear, lemon cream, and guava. The fruit characteristics are balanced by notes of flint in this intricate bouquet. The creamy texture carries juicy flavors of pineapple and ripe nectarine in a silky finish that is kept taut by refreshing acidity and nimble citrus flavors.
*Available Fall 2021
Initially the bouquet is opulent with pear, pineapple skin, and citrus blossom. With a little time and warmer temperature, the wine unfolds and introduces notes of flint and sea salt crackers. A generous, creamy texture delivers refreshing acidity across a round middle palate, carrying flavors of juicy nectarine and toasted brioche. The finish is persistent with lingering acidity, priming your palate for another sip.
On the nose, notes of crisp yellow apple, Oro Blanco grapefruit, and freshly risen dough leap out of the glass. With another swirl, crushed oyster shell and flint join the mix. The palate’s round front melts into the middle palate and is quickly swept away by taut acidity, intense with mineral-driven notes woven through stone fruits and sweet citrus. The energetic acidity is persistent, carrying flavors of tart apple, nectarine, and blanched almond through the finish.
Our 2019 vintage is a truly stunning expression of Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir. The bouquet is alluring, offering fruit-forward notes of wild strawberry, pomegranate, and dried cherry, intermingled with black tea leaves and citrus rind. The wine’s expansive middle palate and medium body are delicately balanced by fine-grained tannins. Intense flavors of tart red fruits and perfumed notes of baking spices are complemented by the vibrant finish.
Our 2019 Bien Nacido Pinot Noir is exceptionally expressive with an enchanting bouquet of cherry and wild strawberry, accented with earthy notes of forest floor and hints of graphite. Divine flavors of tart red cherry dominate the palate, highlighted by rose water and crushed shale. The focused mineral and floral notes slowly give way to silky tannins in a smooth finish.
*Available Fall 2021
The 2019 La Encantada Pinot Noir is pure elegance. Aromas of tart cherry, dried strawberry, sandalwood, and nutmeg intensify with every swirl. Lively red fruits complement the wine’s vibrant acidity through its long finish, dancing with tightly wound tannins.