Presqu'ile Pinot Noir Santa Barbara 2018
VINTAGE : 2018
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : California, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County
VARIETALS : Pinot Noir
VINEYARD : Presqu'ile
Located in the heart of Santa Barbara County’s Santa Maria Valley, Presqu’ile (pronounced press-KEEL) is a small, family-run winery dedicated to crafting exceptional cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Made using grapes from their own sustainably certified Presqu’ile Vineyard, and from a handful of the finest winegrowing sites in the valley, the wines capture the essence of their vineyards and vintage, and have earned acclaim for their elegance and balance. Situated high atop a hill, with stunning ocean and vineyard views, Presqu’ile offers one of California’s most memorable wine tasting experiences.
The Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir offers what we consider the hallmarks of the AVA: balance, complexity and the ever-present "Santa Maria spice". The combination of fruit, earth and spice are qualities that inspired love for the region. When compared to the single vineyard offerings, this wine is less tightly wound, offering early enjoyment without lacking the bones to age.
Not sure there are better pinots for the price point coming out of Santa Maria. Love this one...great spice, earth and body. This is a staple in my home cellar.