Thin light ruby with wide pink edges. Grainy, yeasty, fresh-baked-bread dense fig-newton earthy nose writhing in cinnamon and nutmeg while balancing bright cranberry fruit atop it all. Nice touch of oak. Grape Jolly-Rancher and warm wool Army blanket.
An experiment I picked up at the Muni Wine tasting room in Little LA without tasting. So happy I did, as this thing punches WAY above it’s price-point. Late-breathing gives praline warmth with black walnut edge. Pure Pinot, through-and-through–and def IPOB-material: bright and witty while grounded in pure Burgundian magic. The grape really shines here.
If you are into big rich dark syrah-like pinots, close this page now and look away: This wine is NOT for you. In the mouth, thin, LED-bright fruit, breaded in barnyard and deep-fried in acid. A green-bitter streak runs throughout, giving way to a sweet/hot and tannic finish.
2014 MUNICIPAL WINEMAKERS Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Santa Barbara Co. 13.1