Barden 2012 Pinot Noir, STA. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County, CA
Vinous.com rating: 92-93..."Brilliant ruby-red. Spicy redcurrant, cherry and woodsmoke on the intensely perfumed nose, with a floral element emerging with air. Rich but also lively and precise, offering energetic red fruit and rose pastille flavors that gain depth and spiciness with air. Finishes long and smooth, with strong mineral bite and lingering sweetness. This label is a new project of Doug Margerum and his winemaker Jason Barrette."