Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Summerland Winery 2005 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

No history on the winery to be found on the Summerland Winery web site. However it tells me that the majority of the grapes for this wine comes from Bien Nacido Vineyard, and the rest from nearby vineyards in Santa Maria Valley.
The 2005 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir has good clarity with a ruby red color in the glass. On the nose, oaky black cherry with almond and vanilla notes. It also suggests a high level of alcohol. You know the feeling in your nostrils that kind of detects the alcohol. The funny thing is that when I look at the bottle its "only" 14.1%, while many Pinots can be up towards 15% or more. But the impression is never the less there... The palate has not quite ripe dark cherries, plum, and the oak. Good levels of acidity and pungent, but still round, tannins.
Hmmm... This is a tricky one. It's good, by slightly over oaked? In any case a pretty descent Pinot for the price. You'll be the judge.
I found this wine at BevMo for $ 17.99. The winery sells this wine at it's website for $ 20, or you can find it at Wine-Searcher.com from $14.99.

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Anonymous said...

I am so happy to see this wine being put out there!!! My Mothe and father in-law gave me a six month membership to the California Wine Club for my B-day in Jan where I get a red and a white once a month from a boutique winery in Cali. The second shipment was the syrah and the sauvignon blanc from Summerland. I really liked the syrah and the sav saw no oak. Nice. So before we went to Cali I emailed Summerland. I wanted to visit and what else they had. I am opening a wine shop and looking for the boutique stuff. My wife and I arrived at the tasting room in the early afternoon on the way to Ventura and proceeded to try their entire line. Over twenty wines. And I must say they get really good. I took the pinot home because I was blown away by the quality vs. price ratio. Cheers!


Victoria said...

Hi there. Good to hear from you. I actually bought the Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah at the same time as the Pinot Noir, and I opened them up last night. I agree with you, they are both really nice wines for the price, especially the Syrah. And the Syrah has at lot less oak then the Pinot Noir...

G Spot said...

I too enjoy their pinot. I've been trying to get on to their website but it seems to be down. Happy belated to EVWG. My birthday is in January too...aside from that it sounds like we both enjoy wine. I too am working on opening my own wine store and wine bar in southern California. Where are you opening yours?

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