Rancho Sisquoc Winery
2011 Estate Pinot Noir
California: Santa Barbara County: Santa Ynez Valley
The Promise of Youth
Today’s 2011 Rancho Sisquoc Pinot Noir is a lively, youthful wine that shows vibrant fruit and a silky mouth feel that we found delightful.
As the wine breathes in the glass - or after some extended decanting - it settles in and softens, revealing more subtlety and an even more easygoing feel.
With plenty of bright fruit, this wine is an easy pairing companion for many foods. Enjoy a few bottles now, but please hold several bottles back for a year or more to see just how well this wine evolves. We can’t wait.
Deep and rich, with striking crimson hues from heart to edge.
On the nose, this wine is shy at first. As it opens, it unravels delightful aromas of cherry, leafy bramble, sweet dried sage, supple leather, alpine strawberry and cherry pie.
Well-balanced fruit, with bright red cherry, early raspberry, early strawberry, and plum skin with hints of earthen components and subtle spice.
Long and bright, with plentiful red fruit that makes the mouth water at the very end.
Enjoy this wine with a cherry reduction pork loin with a mango salsa.