SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
The Central Coast of California is an ideal location to grow and nurture world-class, bright, unforgettable Pinot Noir – Santa Barbara County in particular. The unique region has very cool temperatures on the coast that become increasingly warmer inland, but the coastal influence is felt. The flow of mist, fog and ocean breezes dramatically influence the climate. It is these sun-drenched days, coastal influences, and cool, clear nights that shape the environment for some of the best Pinot Noir winegrapes.
The 2014 vintage in Santa Barbara County was another stellar example of why the area is a world-class Pinot Noir location. The 2014 Año Verde exemplifies many of the characteristics that have fixed Santa Barbara County on the California winemaking map. The rich garnet color shines brilliantly in your glass. The clean and crisp aroma delivers nuances of sweet smokiness and tobacco leaf with ripe cherries coming through. The well balanced acidity helps promote the development of fruit flavors with hints of wild raspberries, organic cherries, and pluots. There is a light black pepper finish that lingers just the right amount of time to keep you coming back for more.
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Winemaker: Bill Nancarrow
Appellation: Santa Barbara County – Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez
Oak: French Oak Barrique – Select Burgundian Coopers. 30% New
Barrel Aging: 11 Months
Cases Produced: 4000
- 2013 Pinot Noir – Download Tech Sheet