Named after owner Barbara Banke’s eldest daughter, Katherine’s is a blend of
It has been said that great Pinot Noir can only reach its most eloquent expression with a good amount of vine age. We couldn’t agree more. our Julia’s bottling is anchored by one of the oldest commercial plantings of Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara County (1974), producing a wine that’s earthy on the nose and silky on the palate.
Named after proprietor Barbara Banke’s youngest daughter Julia, this Pinot Noir is born from an amalgam of different clones and vine ages, with older plantings and clones providing minerality and gravitas and the newer vines conferring dark fruit aromatics and a lush texture.
Having spent 7 months in French Oak barrels 20% of which are new, Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir is deep, dark purple with underlying earthy character that compliments its solid tannin structure. Red fruit and dark berry aromas and flaavours carry through to a long fruity finish.
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