Tatomer Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2019
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PRODUCER: Graham Tatomer began working in the wine business at the age of 16 for Santa Barbara Winery. Initially, it was a simple paycheck, but it soon grew into a passion and now, nearly two decades later, it has become his life's pursuit. The sites that excite Graham have been the coldest ones, lending to wines of lighter weight, nuanced flavors, and bracing acidity.
WINEMAKING: All the vineyards are sustainably farmed, hand-harvested, and one of them (Duvarita) is certified biodynamic. Each clone is harvested separately and fermented in small batches. Winemaker Graham Tatomer is a fan of whole-cluster fermentation due to the aromatic lift and pallet feel it gives, so about 50% of the wine was fermented this way. All lots were aged for 12 months in neutral French oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered.
TASTING NOTE: Wild strawberry, pomegranate, red cherry, raspberry, rose petals and wildflowers whirl around, beneath that is a darker layer of spiced game, forest floor and umami mushroom. The goal here was to completely over deliver, just as your favorite Burgundian producer might make excellent Gevrey Chambertain or Savigny Les Beaune.