Ryan Cochrane 2016 Pinot Noir

Santa Maria Valley AVA
96 Points — Wine Enthusiast
92 Points — Prince of Pinot
Solomon Hills Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley AVA
100% Pinot Noir
10 months in French Oak
Sweetness Level
Whole-Cluster Fermentation, Unfined & Unfiltered
Diet Friendly
Low Carb, Low Sugar, Raw, Paleo, Keto, Vegan

"Always one of the more compelling bottlings from the region each year, this single-vineyard expression shows smoked thyme, roasting game, light raspberry, tea leaves and dried purple flowers on the nose. Rose petal, Chinese five spice and cardamom pod flavors make for an exotic palate, set against a tart red-fruit backdrop." - Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast

"Moderate light garnet color in the glass. The nose is giving, with pleasant aromas of cherry, walnut and cardamom. Striking mid weight raspberry fruited core with good length in the mouth and on the finish. Juicy, with good vibrancy and a hint of complimentary oak. The raspberry really leaps out in this wine, something I rarely encounter." - The Prince of Pinot

Reviews sourced from Wine Enthusiast and The Prince of Pinot.

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