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This is the second vintage of our Pinot Noir under our new label, Pressed Wines. This is a small project that allows Steve the opportunity to make wines that he normally wouldn't under Palmina because they're not Italian varietals. Since Santa Barbara County is a very diverse wine region, there are so many fantastic varietals from excellent vineyard sites to try. As Steve puts it "This area is just too much fun."
This wine needs some decanting for the flavors to really open up. Aromas of rhubarb pie, savory beef broth, brambly red fruit and subtle hints of hoisin. Riper flavors of lingonberry and strawberry on the front of the palate lead way to more structure and cranberry notes with subtle herbaceous undertones on the finish.
Pinot Noir is a delicious food wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes. Roasted duck, salmon on the grill, pasta with morel mushrooms and herbed pork loin come to mind. We paired this wine with rustic duck legs and button mushrooms.