Five Rivers Pinot Noir 2017
Five rivers, a cool climate, long growing seasons and the Central Coast wine region culminate in ideal growing conditions for Five Rivers Winery. From these grapes come four exceptional wines ready for you to savor, to share and to toast the simple joys of life. Our winemaking approach begins with expressing the bright fruit qualities of each varietal and showcasing the distinct character of California. With Five Rivers Restaurant Select, our winemaking team has crafted four elegant varietal wines that are an ideal balance of fresh, fruit-forward aromas, easy-going tannins and acidity, making this collection the perfect choice for any occasion. Join us for the distinctive taste of California’s Central Coast.
With a dry and mild climate cooled significantly by moist ocean fog and breezes, Santa Barbara County is a grape-grower’s dream. Part of the larger Central Coast appellation, Santa Barbara is home to Santa Maria Valley and Santa Ynez Valley. The conditions here provide an opportunity for nearly effortless production of high-quality cool-climate wines. This is also the site of the 2004 film Sideways, which caused Pinot Noir’s popularity to skyrocket and brought new acclaim to the region.
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the stars of Santa Barbara, producing wines marked by racy acidity. Crisp Sauvignon Blanc and savory Syrah are also important. The region is home to many young and enthusiastic winemakers eager to experiment with less common varieties including Chenin Blanc, Grüner Veltliner, Trousseau Gris, Gamay and Cabernet Franc, making it an exciting area to watch.