100% Pinot Noir, Pommard and 777 clones, Santa Barbara County Sandy loam soils, sloped, 600 ft elevation, 14 miles from Pacific Ocean 100% de-stemmed, pressed at dryness, malolactic completed after pressing 13.8% Alcohol 0.56 TA 3.90 pH .07 R.S.
“The 2016 Pinot Noir is another superb value from brothers Jim and Bob Varner. Succulent red/purplish berry fruit, spice, hard candy and floral notes jump from the glass a exuberant, racy Pinot Noir loaded with character. Ripe, racy flavors and mid-weight structure make for a compelling and delicious bottle of wine. Aging in steel keeps the fruit bright “ Antonio Galloni, September 2019