Rancho Sisquoc Winery
2011 Estate Pinot Noir
Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara
The Promise of Youth
Today’s 2011 Rancho Sisquoc Pinot Noir is a lively, youthful wine that shows vibrant fruit and a silky mouth feel that we found delightful.
As the wine breathes in the glass - or after some extended decanting - it settles in and softens, revealing more subtlety and an even more easygoing feel.
With plenty of bright fruit, this wine is an easy pairing companion for many foods. Enjoy a few bottles now, but please hold several bottles back for a year or more to see just how well this wine evolves. We can’t wait.
Deep and rich, with striking crimson hues from heart to edge.
On the nose, this wine is shy at first. As it opens, it unravels delightful aromas of cherry, leafy bramble, sweet dried sage, supple leather, alpine strawberry and cherry pie.
Well-balanced fruit, with bright red cherry, early raspberry, early strawberry, and plum skin with hints of earthen components and subtle spice.
Long and bright, with plentiful red fruit that makes the mouth water at the very end.
Enjoy this wine with a cherry reduction pork loin with a mango salsa.
What the Winery Says
The Winery Located on the Foxen Canyon Wine trail in Santa Barbara County, California, the winery is part of a 38,000 acre ranch. Rancho Sisquoc Winery is proud to have been hand crafting wines since 1972.
The Vineyard Our vineyard is comprised of over 300 acres planted on south facing slopes on the Sisquoc River. Unique microclimates allow us to grow several varieties, and to produce grapes that offer distinct flavor and quality.
The Philosophy Our winemaking philosophy is a simple one: We create high quality wines in limited quantities, and offer them at a reasonable price.
Winemaker’s Notes Deep ruby in color with a smooth nose full of strawberry, this Pinot is true to it’s terroir of the Santa Maria Valley. Moderate in viscosity with a great balance of silky texture and fruit forward intensity. Submissive tannins lend for a smooth and supple finish.
Wine Facts Vineyard & Appellation
Fining & Filtration
Suggested Retail Price Flood Family Vineyards, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County
100% Pinot Noir
Aged 13 months in 35% new French oak.
100% Malolactic Fermentation.
Whole berry to full crush.
RANCHO SISQUOC WINERY Celebrating Over 30 Years of Fine Wines 2010 Pinot Noir SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ESTATE GROWN AND BOTTLED
About the Winery
At Rancho Sisquoc Winery we believe in crafting quality wines in small quantities. As one of the first wineries in the now famous Santa Barbara County wine region we have been around long enough to know that great wine is born from great vineyards. Here on the ranch we have over 300 acres of superb vineyards for our award winning estate wines.