“2015 Varner Pinot Noir Los Alamos Vineyard”
Brothers Bob and Jim Varner, identical twins, both attended UC Davis, where they studied enology and biology. Jim decided he wanted to make Burgundian-style Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in California. They found the perfect spot in the Santa Cruz mountains and bought land in 1980. Bob fell in love with the land and the idea and they both set out to plant the hillsides. They have always been organic, dry-farmed, hand-hoed and hand-harvested. In 2014 they set out on a new path in Santa Barbara where this Pinot was born in Los Alamos. The wine has notes of cranberries, Bing cherries and tobacco on the nose. On the palate, it is light-bodied and elegant with soft tannins, dusty red berries, sandalwood and baking spice. Drink with roasted chicken or turkey. On sale at Boone’s now for $19.99.
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