Vinous 88 points - The 2013 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County is a tasty entry-level offering. Sweet red berries, cola, hard candy and flowers meld together in a racy, pliant Pinot that will drink well for the next few years. Best of all the 2013 is a terrific value in California Pinot Noir.
The 2013 vintage was an overall dry year with a moderate winter and spring. These conditions led to an abundance of extremely high quality fruit with flavors of dark berry, cherry, hints of floral and mineral. This is an approachable wine that displays the beautiful floral and mineral character typical of Santa Barbara Pinot Noir.