Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

2016

The Sta. Rita Hills-of Santa Barbara County- is the region's newest AVA. Just south of Santa Maria Valley Valley and Los Alamos, Sta. Rita Hills is the windiest area in the region, characterized by steep vineyard slopes, stressed vines planted in calcerous soils, and the signature Santa Barbara County ocean influence. Wines from Sta. Rita Hills produce concentrated dark fruit characteristics and a distinct gravel minerality.

$48
 / 750ml
Wine Profile

This full-bodied wine shows plum, boysenberry, and spice on the palate, culminating in a long finish with a powerful tannin structure will reward time in the cellar.

100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol
14.50%
Aging
16 months in French oak (25% new)
Tasting Notes

One third of these grape clusters were pressed whole for added strength and distinctive flavor. This process delivers rich dark fruit aromatics with full body notes of plum and boysenberry.