Varner 2015 Pinot Noir, Los Alamos Vineyard, Santa Barbara

Varner 2015 Pinot Noir, Los Alamos Vineyard, Santa Barbara

Item Number: 12111

UPC: 0-613649027125

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Santa Barbara
Appellation/AVA: Santa Barbara County
Vineyard Designation: Los Alamos Vineyard
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
pH: 3.78
Elevation: 540-620 feet

Through site selection and non-interventionist winemaking, the interplay between the broad flavors of the Pommard block and the edgy components of the 777 block bring a style that expresses both the traditional and modern of Santa Barbara Pinot Noir. The wine is made up of 33% Dijon 777 planted in shallow soil and 67% Pommard of older vines planted on a gentle slope. Grapes are 100% destemmed.

Tasting Notes: Savory and aromatic, the Pinot shows crushed flowers, sweet tobacco, dried cherries, and mint.


  • Jeb Dunnuck
    Rating: 88 (8/2/2017)

    From another site in Santa Barbara County, the 2015 Pinot Noir Los Alamos Vineyard was completely destemmed and brought up all in stainless steel. It offers plenty of cherry and wild strawberry fruit, earthy/underbrush nuances, medium-bodied richness and a good finish.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 89 (9/1/2017)

    Sweet red cherry, hard candy, mint, tobacco and dried flowers are front and center in the 2015 Pinot Noir Los Alamos Vineyard. This is an especially racy, silky style that shows the effects of the drought year in its bold fruit. Fermentation and aging predominantly in tank helps retain a measure of freshness.