2022 Tatomer "Kick On Ranch" Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara, California

Elegant and balanced; this Pinot Noir is bursting with red fruits, but has a mild earth and leather undertone.


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Grapes are sourced from Kick-On Ranch in the Northwest of Santa Rita Hills. Hand harvested and 75% whole clusters. Aged 11 months in French oak (33% new). 


Winemaker Graham Tatomer is a longtime member of the wine industry (since he was 16!). A passion for Riesling led him to Austria to study winemaking there where he became interested in Grüner Veltliner as well. Today, Graham makes wines of a clear Austrian pedigree – they are haltingly alluring in their presentation of power, precision, and detail – but their tenor is wholly idiosyncratic: they belong to the soils and climes of Santa Barbara. He has identified superior sites for these two white varieties, and has made strides, in concert with their farmers, to dictate their farming – even when receiving mere fractions of their yields. He often picks with multiple passes in the interest of celebrating diverse textures and expressions of flavor, and sorts even further to promote purity and singular bottlings. What’s more, he enjoys the region’s favored varieties, too, and can stand alongside the best of his peers in producing tensile, delicate Pinot Noir – in minute quantities.


Grape(s) Pinot Noir
Farming Organic