TYLER 2018 Santa Barbara Pinot Noir

Few of California’s young winemakers possess the regional mastery that is illustrated by the work of Justin Willett of Tyler Winery. A native of Santa Barbara, Justin founded Tyler in 2005 with eight barrels tucked away in the corner of Arcadian Winery, where he honed his approach to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as assistant winemaker. Justin – a champion of old vines – has since engaged the famed historic vineyards of Santa Barbara, including the region-defining Sanford & Benedict, in the Santa Rita Hills, and more recently, Bien Nacido, in the Santa Maria Valley.

This Pinot Noir really impressed me with beautiful aromatics of bright, bing cherries and plums with hints of crushed stone and a light, fine black pepper.  On the palate the wine showed complex flavors of red fruits, a touch of dried herbs and citrus.  Very impressive for a wonderfully priced Pinot Noir!

Reg. $40, contact me for our very special pricing.