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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
TAZ Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2010
TAZ Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 119569)

PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Taz Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir is a "best-of-both-worlds" wine. It takes two distinct expressions of Santa Barbara County and blends them into a balanced wine with plenty of nuance.
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About TAZ:

TAZ Vineyards, like many artisan producers in Santa Barbara County, is located in a winemaker's cooperative warehouse in Santa Maria. Vision and fervent passion earned Bob "Taz" Steinhauer the Tasmanian devil nickname. From the vineyards to the scale houses, this nickname stuck as he feverishly led the development of some of California's most notable vineyards. While his legendary career spanned four decades of grape growing in the Napa Valley, it was the rustic spirit of Santa Barbara that stole his heart. Perfect soils and climate led him to this spectacular region to plant vineyards.

"Taz" Steinhauer is considered a pioneer whose unswerving dedication to unlocking the secrets of the Central Coast over the past several years has contributed directly to the rising acclaim for wines from the region. He shared his passion and his insights broadly with local growers, always pushing for higher levels of quality and an approach that allowed each vineyard to evolve to its fullest viticultural expression.