Presqu'ile Pinot Noir 2022
(Santa Barbara, California) - [WE 91] [JD 90]

Regular price $32.00 Sale price $24.97 Save $7.03

WE91 JD90
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About the Winery:
Presqu’ile is a family-owned winery in the Santa Maria Valley, dedicated to crafting exceptional, cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah from Santa Barbara County. Founded in 2007 after an extensive search that spanned the West Coast of the United States, the Murphy family acquired an unplanted 200-acre property in the hills of the Santa Maria Valley. Over the next two years, the Murphys, along with Santa Barbara County Vineyard Manager Jim Stollberg and Winemaker Dieter Cronje, meticulously planned the design of the Presqu’ile Vineyard with an emphasis on diversity. To achieve their vision, they mapped the site's deep sandy soils, distinct airflows, patterns of sunlight, hillside angles and elevations. Collectively, the result is a winemaker's dream, offering a treasure trove of individual blocks and sections, allowing Dieter to craft complex and layered small-lot wines.

About this Wine:
Presqu'ile's Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir provides a beautiful look into just how well this grape thrives in the region’s soils. Lifted notes of bing cherries, rose hips, dried orange rind, and sandalwood dominate the wine’s earth-driven palate.

Pair with game, veggie burgers, or roasted chicken.

Technical Details

FARMING Sustainable
ABV 13.5%
pH 3.75
TA 5.9
ELEVAGE 6 months in Neutral French Oak 70% and Stainless Steel 30%

Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"A light shade in the glass, this county cuvée offers strawberry, red plum and graham cracker aromas alongside a rusty minerality. The palate is both zippy and ripe, with cherry flavors that are cut by a fiery acidity." - Matt Kettman (Dec2023)

90 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Moving to the reds, the 2022 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County reveals a translucent ruby hue to go with solid aromatics of wild strawberries, black tea, funky herbs, and forest floor. It's medium-bodied, complex, has fine tannins, and lots of character. It over-delivers at the price." (Aug 2023)