2007 Lucas & Lewellen Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., 2,096 cases, $20. Release date is August, 2009. Sourced from the Goodchild and Los Alamos estate vineyards. Several clones. Crafted by winemaker Megan McGrath. Fermentation took place in small, 1.5-ton fermenters. Aged 9 months in neutral French oak. · Very alluring aromas of strawberry jam and subtle oak toast (strawberry jam on toast) which fade a bit over time. An elegant and feminine wine which is soft and smooth with no discernible tannins. The red berry fruit flavors are substantial and pleasing and persist on the finish which is marked by refreshingly brisk acidity. This is an excellent everyday drinker with low alcohol which will perform beautifully at the dinner table. Drink up within the first two years. Reviewed May 7, 2009

Winery: Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards
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