Jeb Dunnuck, 93 points
“The 2017 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County is a winner as well as a good value. Complex underbrush, spice, leafy herbs, and ripe red (and some darker) fruits emerge from the glass, and this elegant, medium-bodied beauty has silky tannins and a great finish. It's going to evolve for a solid decade.”
Wine & Spirits, 91 points
“A blend of fruit from three vineyards, including Zotovich and Sanford & Benedict, this is smoky, with umami notes coming up against tart blueberry flavors. It’s bright, tense and lean, with a carob-like grip of tannins. For duck. “
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 91 points
“Made with about 20% to 30% new oak and whole clusters, the 2017 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County has a medium ruby-purple color and broody notes of cranberries, blackberries, forest floor, cured meats and underbrush. The palate is light to medium-bodied and very silky with perfumed fruits, great freshness and an understated finish. 335 cases produced.”
Normally found in restaurants, we scored a FINE parcel of this killer pinot from Ryan Deovlet. A must if you love the rich Santa Barbara pinot style!
With serious winemaking chops working for the likes of Paul Hobbs, Richard Sanford, Red Car, and stints in Australia and Argentina over the years, this sought-after brand (production is tiny) is one of the hottest around. So for us to be able to offer to you at $19!!? Awesome, to say the least!
Deovlet was born in 2008 with a small purchase of grapes from the esteemed Richard Sanford. Now, Ryan sources the coveted La Encantada, Zotovich, and more for his blend -- we LOVE it, as it hits all the sweet spots for pinot with an elegance and silkiness that is truly eye-popping at $19.
This beautiful wine can be in your hands next week for just $19! While it lasts!