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Wine Thursdays: 2012 Ryan Cochrane Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir Solomon Hills Vineyard

posted on November 9th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

2012 Ryan Cochrane Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir Solomon Hills Vineyard
92 points – Cellar Selection Wine Enthusiast

The justly famous Solomon Hills Vineyard is located about seven miles from the ocean just outside the city of Orcutt in Santa Barbara County. The maritime influence combined with the sandy loam soil results in wines with bright fruit, good balance, crisp acidity and what is known as “Santa Maria spice”. The lively nose jumps out of the glass, revealing a tightly-knit profile of fresh cherries, strawberries, hazelnuts, spice cake, violet and rose petal. The smooth, silky, light-bodied mouthfeel delivers notes of firm red strawberry, raspberry and cherry mixed with dashes of currant, caramelized orange peel and vanilla. Delicate tannins transition to a sparkle of acidity on the finish. The best suggestion I can give about this wine is this – every pilgrim should have some extra bottles on hand for your Thanksgiving feast as it will pair deliciously with the white and dark turkey meat, and make a mouthwatering companion to your appetizers, side dishes and stuffing. Of course, enjoy this rich beauty on its own while cooking!

Suggested Retail $39.99

Sale price is $19.99

Promo valid from November 8
Purchase 6 or more bottles and receive an additional 10% discount!


All selections are 750ml unless otherwise noted. No rain checks.While Bristol Farms takes every effort to ensure adequate supply, all offerings are subject to availability.

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