Summerland Santa Barbara Pinot Noir 2013
Voted Best Winery in Santa Barbara County, Summerland is a dog-friendly boutique winery located in the quaint seaside town of Summerland, California. Summerland is dedicated to the production of fine wines from the Central Coast of California. Outfitted with tasteful beach-inspired décor, a charming front porch, and an approachable team of wine experts, Summerland welcomes guests to come and experience an award-winning collection of wines.
Pinot Noir is the second-most planted grape in Santa Barbara County, just behind Chardonnay. It thrives in cooler areas of the region, namely in the of the Sta. Rita Hills, which is part of Santa Barbara’s larger Santa Ynez Valley sub-appellation. Thought for decades to be too cool for viticulture, Sta. Rita Hills began to gain notoriety in the 1970’s, thanks to the pioneering work of Richard Sandford and Michael Benedict, among others.
Santa Barbara Pinot Noir dances across the palate with vivid red fruit and spice. Precision, bright acidity, elegance and fruit-driven silkiness make Santa Barbara Pinot delightfully enjoyable, whether on their own or with a variety of dishes.