20 Jul Cali. Pinot Noirs Tasting
Sunday, July 23
1 to 4pm
At the Bar
We like light-bodied reds for summer, and these two are new arrivals we think are drinking really well. The Cherry Pie “Three Vineyards” is the newest version of last year’s “Cherry Tart,” a more modestly-priced companion to Hundred Acre’s Cherry Pie. And the Fog Theory is a beautiful new Santa Barbara wine that is classic to the region. It’s named as an homage to the often-foggy, sea-breezy region of Santa Rita Hills near the Pacific Ocean.
2015 Cherry Pie Pinot Noir “Three Vineyards,” Monterey County, Sonoma County, Santa Barbara County
On Sale $14.99
Cherry Pie defines a winemaking approach and technique created by cult winemaker Jayson Woodbridge whereby a micro fermentation approach is applied to a single-vineyard wine. The 2015 Cherry Pie Pinot Noir jumps from the glass with aromas of raspberry, nutmeg, sandalwood and light smokiness, lifted by a floral note. Silky and delicate up front, with ripe acidity framing the rich, sweet flavors of red berries, and finishing with red cherry and earth.
2013 Fog Theory Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills
On Sale $15.99
This Pinot Noir is savory and complex, with dark, rich notes of raspberry and hints of vanilla, wood smoke, and jerky. The finish is slightly spicy, with hints of cracked pepper and nutmeg.