Varner 2014 Los Alamos Vineyard Pinot Noir
Burgundian expression of Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara .
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- Santa Barbara
- Pinot Noir
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2021
This is a good one. Very light, elegant, and refined. Does not taste like many California Pinots that you may be used to. Structured but low tannin, this has a pleasant taste up front and is very drinkable. Not overly complex but I really didn't think it needed to be. With chicken or fish, this is an absolutely perfect pair. Also great with some cheese and crackers. I opened, decanted, and let it sit in a cool spot for about an hour. That bit of air and a slight chill, a few degrees south of room temperature, really helped to add to this as well. Highly recommend!
Just ordered another 1/2 case
Pure Burgandy goodness
As soon as I poured this light pinot, I knew it was going to be good. If blindfolded, I'd be hard pressed to guess this was a CA product. Light, airy, incredibly drinkable. Smooth, very low tannins. It's rare that I reorder this many bottles since I like to try different wines. In this case, however, I just had to get more. It is ready to drink now and I can only imagine how much better it will be in the future. One of the best CH wines and values in quite some time.
Smooth and easy
The Varner Pinot noir is an excellent wine. It was extremely smooth and very easy to drink. Not overpowering and a perfect example of a Pinot.
TRYING to restrain myself...
Based upon what Cam says & writes here, + the reviews on the Varner site, I'm VERY pleased Cam alerted at least me to this producer. (I'm planning/HOPING to hold our 2 bottles for at least another 18 mos or so.)
Didn't know California made Pinot Noir like this. Much more elegant and refined than what I normally would have expected from the sunshine state. Excellent companion to the salmon we had last night.