Known for its unique ability
to display specific characteristics of terroir, we are pleased
to be able to offer several different Pinot Noir wines for
your enjoyment. Please click on the following links for details.
Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County, 2010
Pinot Noir is a demanding grape - each
vintage deeply affected by changes in climate and
soil composition. Fortunately for us, Santa Barbara
County is both well suited to this noble grape and
remarkably temperate, allowing us to produce award-winning
wine year after year.
The Rusack SBC Pinot Noir is a favorite among
restaurateurs. This wine is packed with bright spicy
flavors of strawberries, coffee, and caramel. This
makes for a very approachable food friendly wine
a local favorite.
The grapes for this
Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir hail from four vineyards,
all influenced by the cooling fog of the nearby
and perfectly suited for growing Pinot Noir. Upon
delivery to the winery early in the morning, the
were de-stemmed and then placed into small 1-ton
bins, where they were punched down by hand 2-3 times
day. The resulting wine was then placed into French
oak barrels, of which 35% were new, and aged for
months. The Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir was bottled
unfiltered, given a few months
of bottle aging to allow the wine to integrate and
released in the following spring. 940 cases
You can order this wine directly
from the winery, please click here
to go to our secure online store.
Optimal Storage Conditions:
Constant temperature, 55-58°F, darkness.
To enjoy young fruit aromas, consume within 1-2 years of bottling date. For extended
aging under ideal conditions, consume within 2 - 5 years of bottling date.
37% Sebastiano, 24% Solomon Hills, 23% Rio Vista, 16% Fiddlestix
Alcohol: 14.3%, pH: 3.58, TA: 0.653 g/100ml
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