Hitching Post Hometown Pinot Noir 2008, Santa Barbara County

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
California, Usa

$26.95 (256644)

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90 pts
9
February 18, 2012

Critic Reviews (4)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

An exceptional calibre Pinot Noir with a touch of sweet fruit balanced by well managed earthy elements and lifted...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is excellent value for a structured vibrant California pinot. Expect aromas of raspberry, stewed rhubarb and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Hitching Post is the Santa Ynez Valley restaurant/winery that was home-base in the pinot road trip movie Sideways....

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Fresh and clean, ripe and fruity, this is a fine example of new world/California pinot noir, with a sweet,...

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Community Reviews (5)

Jason Chenier
Jason Chenier

Very enjoyable and moderately priced. Definitely worth picking up a few more for the cellar.

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John Iacono
John Iacono

At last a pinot noir at a reasonable price that lives up to the hype.

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dmytro
dmytro

More youthful and aromatic than more expensive Cork Dancer cuvee. Great balance of acidity and fruit. Delicate (by California standards). Very enjoyable. Celebrity equivalent: Miles from Sideways movie.

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flambeur
flambeur

One word, delicious!

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Light garnet in colour with a medium+ intensity on the nose.

Positives: Unmistakable Pinot featuring spruce, potpourri, rhubarb, sour cherry, cranberry, pesto, suede & earthy notes. Medium minus in body, light tannins, good acidity with long length & alcohol well integrated.

Negatives: A little too much sourness on the finish.

Interesting Point: If you've seen the movie Sideways, you'll recognize this winery, Hitching Post. Remember to lightly chill this Pinot.

Drink now on its own or pair with duck.

Tasted: 15 Mar 12

Score: 9/10, Value: 8.5+/10, Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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