Published March 3, 2012

We all know that Pinot Noir blossoms in the Santa Rita Hills of the Santa Ynez Valley, just north of Santa Barbara. But you really have to taste the intensity and complexity of the flavors that emerge from its unique coastal influence in this maritime corridor.

Cesarina’s Pinot Noir has brilliant bright cherry and berry flavors with just enough earth to give you a sense of where it is from yet not too much to overwhelm your palate. Its wonderful structure and balance make you feel its long lush finish. It’s dark cocoa and warm spicy texture makes it a ripe partner to any dish or multi-course feast. This wine is not only a versatile meal pairing, it is also a terrific wine to sip alone while cooking or preparing food.

Well done, Cesarina!

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