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Sandhi Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2014

Synopsis, Our Opinion: Very good California Pinot Noir.

Producer/Winery: Rajat Parr & Sashi Moorman; Sandhi Wines; Lompoc, California.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Appellation: Santa Barbara County; Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $23.95

Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company; Woodland Hills, California.

Paired With: Swordfish with butter & lemon sauce seasoned with rosemary, thyme, and oregano; oven fried potatoes, blanched broccoli.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, dark ruby color with the same color rim. VERY AROMATIC, damp earth, plum, cherry and raspberry aromas. Silky Smooth, medium-light body and an 800 grit texture. Concentrated tart pie cherry with a lesser amount of cranberry and raspberry flavors and just a touch of spice that grows as the wine is swished over the tongue. From mid-palate through the end it’s flavor, silky tannins and lots of fresh acidity all intertwined in a fantastic earthy finish. If I had to describe this wine in a few words we would say it’s EXCELLENT, except it ends a little to acidic for our palate. With that said it was great with the rosemary on the swordfish and we really enjoyed it after the dinner. We were very taken by the earthy aromas that dominated every sip from start to finish and the the fresh liveliness that’s not usually associated with Pinot Noir. Very good California Pinot Noir.

Sashi Moorman and Rajat Parr
Photo from Skurnik Wines.

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Alcohol Content: 13.0%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 03856 83915 1

Imported by: NA