Reviewed on 03-14-2019
By
Rating B+
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Central Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.2%
Price $44.00  Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Host/Hostess Gifting, Treat Yo'self, Wine And Cheese Night

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir , Sangiovese

The Full Review

Coming from four of the more savory-forward Pinot Noir clones (Dijon 667,777,114 and Pommard) this wine is all about a walk through the forest with flavors and aromas of dark cherry and earthy beet root along with unctuous mushroom and strap leather. There is a touch of cola coming off the back end of that dark cherry note, heightened by a hint of citrusy rhubarb. On the palate our forest jaunt continues with cinnamon and rosemary tones and the sweet wood of some good oak exposure. This is a very focused wine, except for the heat which may interfere with the ultimate harmony of your experience, but if you dig big, then this is your Pinot.