Grape Variety: Pinot noir
Category: Red Wine
Region: Santa Barbara County
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Hartley-Ostini Hitching Post
Alcohol: 14.1% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Light garnet in colour with a medium+ intensity on the nose.
Positives: Unmistakable Pinot featuring spruce, potpourri, rhubarb, sour cherry, cranberry, pesto, suede & earthy notes. Medium minus in body, light tannins, good acidity with long length & alcohol well integrated.
Negatives: A little too much sourness on the finish.
Interesting Point: If you’ve seen the movie Sideways, you’ll recognize this winery, Hitching Post. Remember to lightly chill this Pinot.
Drink now on its own or pair with duck.
Tasted: 15 Mar 12
Score: 9/10, Value: 8.5+/10, Total: 18/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4