Turning the traditional Pinot on its head, Run Riot Pinot Noir is a sly cacophony of Central Coast flavors from vineyards in Arroyo Seco, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County. Beginning with restless aromas of dark cherry, spice and smoked meat, notes of black fruit are feverishly pursued by cocoa powder and barbequed spices balanced with bright acid and soft, round tannins on the fortuitous finish. The 2014 growing season was a warm and dry one thanks to the summer sun, which provided near perfect conditions for a prolific harvest of juicer, more flavorful fruit. However, young riotous flavors require extra special attention. So, our vineyard blocks were fermented separately to accentuate bold characteristics and build complexity before blending the wine in oak where it refined itself and aged in harmony.