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2010 Smith & Sons Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

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This deep, delicious wine offers notes of bright red cherry, red berry, sandalwood, toast, strawberry and coconut.

Varietal: Pinot Noir Vintage: 2010
Brand: Smith & Sons
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About This Wine

In the early 1970s, much of rural Santa Barbara County was devoted to ranching.

That’s still true today, but those ranches now have neighbors: vineyards. Lots of them. All because a few visionaries decided to take a chance on an unproven region, and began planting grapevines.

Four vineyards generally are singled out as being “the first” in the county: Bien Nacido, Firestone, Sierra Madre and Los Alamos. The latter was planted in 1974, and is known for exceptional Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. It also was the “birthplace” of one of the county’s most honored wineries: Au Bon Climat.

Smith & Sons sources its Pinot Noir grapes from Los Alamos, situated in a very cool climatic zone near the town of Lompoc. That climate accommodates a long growing season for wine grapes, enabling them to attain excellent color and rich flavors. Take a sip of Smith & Sons Pinot Noir, and you’re tasting history.

About Pinot Noir

Very sensitive to climate and handling in winery, this fickle grape of Burgundy yields low tannin and acidity, medium colors and lifespan. Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures typically balanced with spicy or floral tones.

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Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:100% Pinot Noir
  • Grape Source:Los Alamos Vineyard in Santa Barbara County, Calif.
  • Aromas & Flavors:Bright Red Cherry, Red Berry, Sandalwood, Toast, Strawberry and Coconut
  • Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2016
  • Food Pairing Suggestionduck dishes, or mushroom risotto.

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14 recipes match for this wine.

  • The Perfect Potatoes With the holidays on the horizon, several ACWC members have asked us for recipes to accompany main dishes such as turkey, ham. Here's one we love - and it can even be a meal in itself, served with a glass of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir. It makes 6 to 8 servings... Get The Recipe
    Tomato Pesto Pasta A wonderful match with Cabernet Sauvignon, this recipe helps bring out the fruitful quality of the wine. It also matches nicely with other red wines, and serves 4. Get The Recipe
    Herb Crusted Tuna Steaks This recipe is extremely versatile, matching well with most white and lighter red wines. It makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Mushroom Barley Stew A fruity red wine is the perfect match for this hearty recipe, which serves 4 to 6. MUSHROOM BARLEY STEW Ingredients - 1 T olive oil - 2 carrots, chopped... Get The Recipe
    Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of anything-goes-food-and-wine pairing, we're on the lookout for recipes that match well with red OR white wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
  • Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
    Duck Breast With Red Wine Risotto This recipe calls for a good quality red wine, and we suggest either Pinot Noir, Merlot. Whichever you choose, we also suggest serving that wine with the meal. This recipe makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Balsamic Maple Glazed Salmon Try this recipe, which makes 4 servings, with Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
    Pan Fried Lamb Chops This recipe, which makes 4 servings, features flavors that can be enjoyed with virtually any red wine. Turn it into a complete meal with a side dish jasmine rice. Get The Recipe
    Green Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The Recipe
  • Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey, ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
    Grenoble Style Salmon This recipe, which matches beautifully with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, makes 4 servings... Get The Recipe
    Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
    Pinot Noir Sauce Try this flavorful sauce over lambprime rib, and serve with Pinot Noir, Malbec red blend... Get The Recipe
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