2020 DAOU SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR

$28

The 2020 Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County offers an attractive nose of wild raspberries, succulent red cherries and pomegranate. Notes of sandalwood and baking spice mingle
with suggestions of mushroom, African violets, new leather and toasty oak. Rounding out this elegant bouquet are hints of damp pine forest floor, rosehip tea and dark chocolate. On the palate, an astonishing purity of fruit flavor erupts with ripe cherry, cranberry, boysenberry and rhubarb, with trailing nuances of freshly sliced strawberries. Earthy truffle and pencil-lead minerality provide the foundation and balance for this exquisite wine, supporting a lengthy finish of plum, kirsch and pine needle.