The unique nature of Santa Barbara County, with its multitudes of micro-climates and soils, provides winemakers with grapes of the highest quality and widest selection. Many specialize in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as boutique lots of unique wines like Albariño, Tocai Friulano, Mourvedre, Grenache Blanc - more than 50 different different varieties are grown here.
Hartley Osrini Hitching Post Cork Dancer S.B Pinot Noir 2015
Dried strawberries, Bing cherries and plum skins meet with savory elements of soy, sesame and nori wrap on the nose of this affordably priced bottling. There's an iodine touch to the palate, where intriguing flavors of black cherry, sumac and violets arise.
92 pts. WE
$35. Special order
Santa Barbara Winery, Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County 2017
Simple but pleasant aromas of ripe berries, earthy mushrooms and plum skins show on the nose of this bottling. There's a hint of ripe red fruit on the sip but then come more interesting waves of tea leaves, eucalyptus and a strong, slightly overbearing tobacco-leaf flavor.