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Wine Thursday 2014 Ano Verde Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County

posted on September 7th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

In Spanish, the term “Año Verde” is used to describe a moment in time when magical things happen and all is good. The 2014 vintage in Santa Barbara County was another stellar example of why the area is a world-class Pinot Noir location. The 2014 Año Verde exemplifies many of the characteristics that have fixed Santa Barbara County on the California wine-making map.

The rich garnet color shines brilliantly in your glass. The clean and crisp aroma delivers nuances of sweet smokiness and tobacco leaf with ripe cherries coming through. The well balanced acidity helps promote the development of fruit flavors with hints of wild raspberries, cherries, and a mouthwatering note of chocolate mocha and a hint of cola. The lush finish ends on a seductive palate of sweet blackberry, cherry and licorice that lingers just the right amount of time to keep you coming back for more.

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