Sta. Rita Hills AVA, Santa Barbara, California
The deep Ruby color leads to aromas of black cherry and dried cranberry that leap from the glass, and then follow subtle hints of baking spices that waft into the fore. On the palate the wine shows darker Pinot Noir elements; complex olive, soy and ink, preluding cherry liqueur flavors. This wine will age well by the tightly structured and layered supple grape and wood tannins that are underpinned by an excellent acidic backbone.