We have just drawn out of 51 puncheons, into stainless tanks in preparation to bottling, Pinot Noir from our Burning Creek block. Burning Creek was planted in 2008 and the wine is the first harvest from these very young vines.
The wine is lighter than our regular Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir but with all the character you expect from a Santa Rita Hills Pinot. We have labelled it as Santa Barbara County to distinguish from our regular Pinot but 100% of the grapes are from the Santa Rita Hills Appellation.
The label is different, as well, following more the format of our popular Santa Barbara Winery Chardonnay. The wine will be bottled in June and should be available in the fall and will sell for 17.00/750ml.