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Medium-bodied, with a complex range of cola, tea, cherry and spicy flavors, finishing with mild tannins. Drink now. Read more
Saturated dark ruby cast. Moderately full-bodied. Full acidity. Moderately extracted. Moderately oaked. Mildly tannic. Red fruits, dill pickle, woo... Read more
Medium red. Jammy raspberry and cherry aromas offer straightforward, uncomplicated appeal. Ripe, dark fruits on the palate, with soft tannins, lowi... Read more
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Medium-bodied, with a complex range of cola, tea, cherry and spicy flavors, finishing with mild tannins. Drink now.
Saturated dark ruby cast. Moderately full-bodied. Full acidity. Moderately extracted. Moderately oaked. Mildly tannic. Red fruits, dill pickle, wood. Generous aromas. Lush and supple on the palate, yet a firm minerally backbone lends a sense of balance.
Medium red. Jammy raspberry and cherry aromas offer straightforward, uncomplicated appeal. Ripe, dark fruits on the palate, with soft tannins, lowish acidity and good cling. Soft, easygoing and relatively full, with fruit and texture reminiscent of grenache.
Wine Tasting NotesThe Nielson Vineyard Pinot Noir displays aromas of dark plum and fresh earth, accented by hints of brown sugar and brown spice. The flavor profile has a core of dark cherry and dark plum with hints of clove and brown spices, backed by a smoky finish.
Smooth and supple, with appealing raspberry, sour cherry, plum and wild berry flavors that pick up a nice spicy sage, cola and cedar notes on the finish. Drink now through 2008.
A blend of grapes from two vineyards, including Bien Nacido, this polished Pinot shows the crushed hard spices and deep, black-cherry flavors typical of the appellation. It's still a young wine, brimming with acids and tannins, and is drinkable now, but has the stuffing for medium-term aging. It's a good value for a Santa Barbara Pinot of this quality.
Aromas of ripe cherry, strawberry rhubarb and blueberry jam are accented by spicy notes, hints of mineral and cedary oak. Fills out on the finish, with a plush, mouthcoating aftertaste and ripe tannins. Drink now through 2009.
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