Gavin Chanin Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2016

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Chanin Wine Co. is dedicated to crafting wines from Santa Barbara County that reflect the individual vineyard in which they are grown. They focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, two grapes that are especially revealing of subtle differences in geography, geology and climate. The grapes are grown in Santa Barbara County, where cool coastal winds, diverse marine based soils and a long growing season provide an exciting and unique environment for Burgundian varieties.
The vineyards are the focus of all of the wines and each wine is made from grapes grown at one vineyard and not blended. Chanin searches out old vines, and makes wine from some of the oldest in the county. This allows them to make refreshingly balanced wines at lower alcohol levels than most California "blockbuster" or "cult" styled wines. Through low yields, improved farming techniques and gentle winemaking we aim to create a wine that pairs well with food and is delicious young, but is also age-worthy. All of the vineyards are organic or sustainably farmed.

Chanin makes this wine when they have access to extra fruit from some of California’s best vineyards. That being said, there may not be a vintage every year. The wine was fermented in open top tanks. Punched down by hand twice a day and pressed straight into French Oak (20% new). It was aged on its lees for 14 months before being gently racked by gravity. It was bottled unfiltered four months later. The 2016 Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County) is an addition to Gavin Chanin`s range. Sweet red cherry and floral notes are nicely pushed forward in this tasty, appellation-level Pinot. On the palate some gentle spice and a good balancing acidity that gives it great elegance.

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2016
  • ABV: 13,5%
  • Origin: Santa Barbara/California/USA
  • Grapes: Pinot Noir



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