2017 Pinot Noir, Solomon Hills Vineyard
In Santa Maria Valley, Pinot Noir manifests itself in ways that are striking and unmistakable. Influenced as much by the earth as by the Pacific Ocean climate, Pinot Noir grapes from this region emerge deeply colored, intensely flavored and elegantly balanced. This Solomon Hills Pinot Noir is a compelling example of these singularly distinctive viticultural influences.
Winemaker's Tasting Notes: From one of Santa Barbara County's great growing regions, the RUSACK 2017 Solomon Hills Pinot Noir captures some of this region’s classic characteristics. The bouquet opens with hints of violet while bold notes of black cherry and raspberry follow through on the palate. The sweet silky tannins make for a round and approachable wine that is also age worthy.
90 - Jeb Dunnuck