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Hitching Post Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County Highliner 2005

Member Review by jasonkauf:

Fantastic. Velvety with plum and cherry. Just lovely stuff. Deep, twisty, layered flavor and such a smooth finish.

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Hitching Post:
The Buellton Hitching Post was established in 1986, but our roots started at the Casmalia Hitching Post in 1952. It was there that Frank & Natalie Ostini brought "Santa Maria Style BBQ" to its peak of perfection and where children Bill, Bob, Terri & Annette continue to this day. Here at the Hitching Post II in Buellton, we honor that tradition and also embrace the contemporary cooking styles. ... Read more
The Buellton Hitching Post was established in 1986, but our roots started at the Casmalia Hitching Post in 1952. It was there that Frank & Natalie Ostini brought "Santa Maria Style BBQ" to its peak of perfection and where children Bill, Bob, Terri & Annette continue to this day. Here at the Hitching Post II in Buellton, we honor that tradition and also embrace the contemporary cooking styles. By combining the old and the new, we have created an exciting cuisine that is uniquely our own. Along with our outstanding steaks, ribs and chicken, we also serve items such as smoked duck breast, ostrich, home-made soups and outstanding pastries; along with what the Los Angeles Times has called the "best" French Fries in Southern California! Read less

Member Reviews for Hitching Post Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County Highliner

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Snooth User: jasonkauf
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4.50 5
11/22/2008

Fantastic. Velvety with plum and cherry. Just lovely stuff. Deep, twisty, layered flavor and such a smooth finish.


Snooth User: goodegg333
3333746
5.00 5
09/17/2009

This is a phenomenal bottle - very full and lush flavor, a pinot- for even non-pinot drinkers


Snooth User: genothevino
10783928
4.50 5
01/13/2009

Wonderful complex pinot noir with characteristic earthy aroma, well balanced


Snooth User: lilpreisser
19064210
5.00 5
06/12/2009

Smooth, velvety, and earthy. Wonderful smokiness on the nose. Black pepper and a hint of black licorice on the palate. The finish is smooth with notes of nutmeg. This is an excellent Pinot Noir!


Snooth User: winot
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5.00 5
12/11/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Hitching Post Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County Highliner

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
09/29/2008

Dark ruby color, floral, black cherry, strawberry, earth, herb, and background oak aromas, medium body, excellent depth, good acidity, and ripe tannin.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This is what I call a special occasion wine. Big fat juicy, spicy, smoky nose. Sweet fruit on your tongue. Seamless, flawless body, excellent, with plenty of stuffing for such a delicate grape. The holidays are coming!


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

I gave this wine several hours to open up before drinking. It was well worth waiting for! The wine is deep ruby red with floral and spice aromas. I thoroughly enjoyed the layers of cranberry, pomegranate and black cherry fruit, along with notes of white pepper and nutmeg. The finish is long and luscious. I drank the wine at cellar temperature (55andndash;60 degrees) and munched on some crackers with port wine cheese.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2005 Pinot Noir Highliner exhibits a dark ruby color, floral, black cherry, strawberry, earth, herb, and background oak aromas, medium body, excellent depth, good acidity, and ripe tannin. It should drink nicely for 7andndash;8 years.



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