Hartley-Ostini Hitching Post Pinot Noir Santa Barbara Hometown 2009
88 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): "[$20 list] Hitching Post’s 2009 Pinot Noir Hometown is an attractive, mid-weight wine laced with sweet red cherries, flowers and sweet spices. It shows good depth and balance to match its juicy personality. Best of all, it is a terrific value in Pinot Noir. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. (Aug 2012)"
87 points Wine Spectator: "[$20 list] Starts out juicy, with plum and cherry notes that are fresh and lively, firming midpalate and ending with a drying herb aftertaste. Drink now through 2015. (10/15/11)"
Gray Hartley and Frank Ostini have been making Pinot Noir since 1979 from maritime cooled vineyards near the coast of central California. From humble beginnings to high tech, they continue to make traditional wines of balance and finesse that emphasize deep fruit, spice, and earthiness--wines made to complement your dining experience.