2014 Varner Pinot Noir Los Alamos Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Barbara County
Drink between 2019 - 2022 (Edit)
CT88.1 19 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • LarsTversted Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 13, 2019 - Let og god duft af pebber, solbær og nærmest sort oliven i næsen og smag. God kraftig pinot drue smag og pebber krydret eftersmag

  • srh Likes this wine:

    January 18, 2019 - Private Preserve after Day 1

    Preface: I've recorded both phases of my notes as written in order to convey where I think this wine MAY be headed. [However, I initially had it as a "neutral" rather than a "like".]

    67% Pommard & 33% 777 clones from 2 blocks "where the vines are planted on gentle slopes in shallow, low vigor soils;"

    N: Init barnyd blows to an earthiness, almost mustiness, but also with attractive notes of faded roses

    P: LM body; Nice frt met by an astringent structure which only LATE in the process resolves enough to allow SOME of the underlying swtness to peak through. Right now not all that attractive on P. Entering its 5th yr, I've my doubts, though I'll likely hold on to my 1 remaining bottle... just in case. 13.2% ABV; My VG-/VG. (Currently I find the early mid-P & most of the finish unappealing.) 89 pts Vinous (Galloni), 86 WA, and 16.5 & 17/20 ("Quite Good Value") Jancis Robinson. [Still available from numerous U.S. wine-searcher sources for $19-$28.]

    Day 5: Held up UNBELIEVABLY well, the edginess of Day 1 having *totally* departed to reveal a LOVELY balance! ∑: I'm thinking this just MIGHT be *truly* special down the line, particularly given that I only pd ~ $20 for it!

  • Likes this wine: 88 points

    September 21, 2018 - Liked the second bottle a bit more.

  • familydoc wrote:

    June 10, 2018 - pretty light, but tasty

  • seijaro wrote: 87 points

    January 26, 2018 - Oropeza got it right, needs two hours to show... however, still lean and tart, will never be great. Fades pretty fast. Skip this one.

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  • By Richard Hemming MW
    3/14/2017 (link)

    (Varner, Los Alamos Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County Red) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Antonio Galloni
    Brilliance in the Santa Cruz Mountains (Jul 2016), 7/1/2016 (link)

    (Varner Pinot Noir Los Alamos Vineyard Central Coast) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/22/2016 (link)

    (Varner, Los Alamos Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Varner
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Los Alamos Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Barbara County
  • UPC Code 613649027125

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 62 (34%)
  • Consumed 123 (66%)

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