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Review: 2015 Lucas & Lewellen Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard Santa Barbara County

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We reviewed several of Lucas & Lewellen’s Santa Barbara wines earlier in the year, but this bottling, an affordable estate pinot noir, was late to the game. Heavily extracted on the nose, the wine feels like it could attack the palate as a fruit bomb — only it doesn’t. In place of fruit you’ll encounter a quite savory character — roasted meats, fruit leather, and a hefty sprinkling of cloves and sawdust. It drinks more like a syrah than a pinot — a common trait in lower-cost pinot noir these days — though that’s actually perhaps to the liking of some drinkers.

B- / $20 / llwine.com

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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