Rancho Sisquoc Pinot Noir 2016
Enjoy this bold Pinot Noir with grilled pork chops covered in fig compote and a fresh green salad topped with dried cherries and goat cheese.
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Firm and rich, featuring mulled berry flavors blending with notes of underbrush and spice. Peppery accents show on the broad finish, with hints of dried green herb. Drink now through 2022.
Stewed red plum, pepper, dried herbs and baked earth show on the nose of this bottling. The palate starts quite zesty in a snappy raspberry-jam flavor, lifted by a hint of white pepper and solid acidity.
At Rancho Sisquoc Winery we believe in crafting quality wines in small quantities. As one of the first wineries in the Santa Barbara County wine region, we have been around long enough to know that great wine is born from great vineyards. Here on the ranch we have over 300 acres of superb vineyards for our award winning estate wines. Located in northern Santa Barbara County on the Sisquoc River 14 miles east of Santa Maria, Rancho Sisquoc is part of an 1852 Spanish land grant. The Chumash Indians called this area "Sisquoc", which meant "gathering place". Today Rancho Sisquoc is again a gathering place, this time for wine lovers.
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.