Recommendation: Recommend as a buy
Winery/Producer: Hartley Ostini Vintners; Buellton, California
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Geographic Origin: Santa Ynez Valley, California
Purchased From: Hitching Post Restaurant; Buellton, California
Paired With: Turkey steak, baked potato, garlic bread and salad. // Pork baby ribs, baked potato, garlic bread and salad.
He said: Mild berry bouquet. Delicious raspberry taste, dry and smooth. Long earthy finish. Absolutely great Pinot. A perfect Pinot with the grilled meat at the Hitching Post.
She said: Dark red color. Moderate fruity aroma, medium body, light flavor, dry with some acidity lasting into the medium long slightly tart finish
Comments: The Hitching Post Restaurant in Beullton, California is a great place to end a day of wine tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley. It’s the very place where the movie Sideways was filmed and in addition to being a restaurant, they produce and serve their own very delicious wine. It’s a memorable restaurant that takes BBQ to a whole new level. The western ambiance fits right in along with the very friendly service. The food is unique and delicious; the turkey steak was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had. I would recommend eating here even if it required going out of your way.