Martellotto 2011 Pinot Noir "Le Bon Temps Roule"

Martellotto's 2011 'Le Bon Temps Roule' Pinot Noir takes its name from a Cajun phrase that roughly translates to "Letting the Good Times Roll." Hailing from Texas, owner/winemaker Greg Martellotto pays homage to nearby Cajun Country with this wine. Produced exclusively from highly desirable Sierra Madre Vineyard grapes, this wine is a classic representation of Santa Barbara Pinot. Aromas of raspberries and blueberries are wrapped up with notes of crushed violets and baking spices. The palate shows flavors of ripe red fruit, red cherry, plum, cranberry and raspberry with subtle hints of earth and spice. Overall, this Pinot Noir is very nicely balanced and finishes with silky tannins. [+]