Dragonette 2013 Pinot Noir, Radian Vineyard, STA. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County, CA
Winemaker's notes: "Hailing from steep hills of diatomaceous earth, this wine deftly balances rich, concentrated fruit notes with a chalk-laced minerality. The wine opens with aromas of ripe, red fruits (cherry, strawberry, cranberry preserves), eventually supplemented by intense mineral notes of chalk, sea shell, and stone and fresh herbs (anise, thyme, sweet tarragon). On the palate the wine is medium bodied, silky and smooth, with concentrated red fruits (cherry, strawberry) mingling with minerals (stone,), red earth, herbs and citrus. The wine has proper acidity and tannic structure, providing definition, length, complexity and intrigue as the wine reveals additional fruit and mineral notes on its long finish."