2013-C Timbre 'Supergroup' Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County, California

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2013-C Timbre 'Supergroup' Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County, California

Winemaker, Josh Klapper calls his elegant Pinot, 'Supergroup' as in "a band made up of members who have already garnered fame from other projects. This wine is blended from three rockstar vineyard sites: Bien Nacido, Presqu'Ile and Riverbench in Santa Maria Valley, whose combined talents rival their solo works." After coming up with the ultimate blend, Josh aged the wine for 14 months in 100% neutral François Frères French oak barrels. The finished wine is light garnet in color suggesting a restrained style Pinot yet it still delivers plenty on the aromatic nose with scents of strawberry, cherry, dried rose petals, lavender, sandalwood, spicy clove, ground black pepper and savory herb. The light-bodied palate is juicy but not necessarily ripe and fruity, making for a more subtly toned and well balanced Pinot that falls in between Burgundy and Willamette Valley stylistically, yet without any overt earthiness. The finish is silky with well-integrated tannins and even-keeled acidity. This is an ideal wine for Thanksgiving and will also pair with roasted salmon, wild mushrooms and autumnal squash.

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