WE 90 WA 88 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - It’s hard to find a tastier Pinot Noir for this price. Aromas of rose petals, pungent violets and raspberry juice show just a touch of chai tea, and the palate proves juicy and fun, with cranberry, pomegranate and raspberry elements. Black tea and mocha flavors add just enough seriousness. Editor's Choice!
According to Wine Advocate - A smoking value in Pinot Noir is the 2013 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County from Byron. Aged eight months in neutral French oak, it has a pretty, fruit-forward bouquet of sweet strawberries, underbrush and rose petal. This is followed by a medium-bodied, beautifully pure, balanced and delicious 2013 that has real Pinot flair and character. Buy it by the case and drink it over the coming 2-3 years.
According to Antonio Galloni - The 2013 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County is a tasty entry-level offering. Sweet red berries, cola, hard candy and flowers meld together in a racy, pliant Pinot that will drink well for the next few years. Best of all the 2013 is a terrific value in California Pinot Noir.
Tasting Notes - Flavors of dark berry, cherry, hints of floral and mineral. Notes of rose petal, red plum and smoke. This is a forward approachable wine that displays the beautiful floral/mineral character typical of Santa Barbara Pinot Noir. 13.5% ABV.