Staff Selections • Bill McCleary

Spring Pick 2023

Presqu’ile Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

(SBC, California)

Surdyk's Price

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I recently enjoyed a glass of this Pinot Noir and recommend it highly to you! It’s a Santa Barbara Pinot from the central coast of California. New at Surdyk’s, it adds to the growing collection of really good wine at a fabulous value. Pinot Noir grapes thrive on the region’s sandy loam soils and ideal Pacific breeze climate. The 2021 growing season was cool and wet, yet the yields were concentrated with vivid flavors, good rich tannin, and solid acidity… all the makings of an exceptional vintage. I find firm aromas of rose petal, dried orange rind, and sandalwood leading to bright red cherry and plum flavors. A signature Pinot Noir earthiness is centered in the wine. Not to be overlooked, Presq’uile grapes are organic in sustainably farmed vineyards. Fermentation is with natural, native yeast. This is a New World Pinot Noir to be savored and appreciated. I’ll be drinking this well-made and delicious 2021 vintage for the next 2-3 years.