This Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir is a stylish, sophisticated red with high-toned aromatics. By focusing on small-lot wines, Porter & Plot showcases the unique, nuanced individuality of California's most exceptional vineyards and appellations. For Pinot Noir, terroir is key and a well-made example is a winemaker’s pièce de résistance, the one style that can definitively prove a masterful level of skill and knowledge. The Porter & Plot 2018 Pinot Noir shows a great balance of red fruit and savory spice, with a slightly smoky, meaty lift. This wine shows what Pinot Noir can accomplish in skillful hands.