2011 Pinot Noir
Santa Barbara County
Gioia to the World
We are excited, today, to announce that we are the only wine merchant in the world to be offering this very special 2011 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County from our dear friend, Teri Love.
This delicious Pinot Noir is bursting with fruit, balanced by are the elements of spice and flinty minerals. The feel is elegant and refined, with plush tenants adding wonderful complexity on the palate. The finish is seemingly endless, with flavors that hayloft very slowly.
Bright and juicy, this Pinot Noir is an excellent companion for finer meals. We recommend pairing with a lovely roast ham, a pot roast, or your favorite seafood dishes.
Over the years we have really grown to love wines from Gioia and winemistress, Teri Love (who we affectionately call “Agent Love”) has become a wonderful friend. We hope that our reviews impart enough information and flavor - about wine and woman - that she feels like she is your friend, too.
Highly recommended, we encourage you to try today’s exceptional Pinot Noir!
Beautiful, almost glowing iridescent ruby tones, with a slightly darker core. At the rim of the glass, a fine ring of pink encircles the wine. After a good swirl, the shortest tears we have ever seen move slowly to the one below.
Bold and bright all at once, this wine leads with a heady rush of Bing cherry, juicy red raspberry and wild strawberry. These lovely aromas are followed by Rose Candy, dried cranberries and subtle wild fennel. After the wine breathes, it also reveals hints of sweet cigar box and busty bramble
Very balanced and very delicious with bright red fruits playing together, so nicely, with earthy components of spice and minerals. Juicy red cherry, raspberry and wild strawberry are quickly followed up by soft nutty spice, dried fall leaves, subtle forest floor and a hint of green tobacco leaf.
Very long, very juicy and packed with every flavor that the wine has to offer. These flavors gradually dwindle, in even proportion to one another, for a very long time. At the very end, a soft, flinty dryness persists even longer.