90 points Wine Enthusiast
“Tight-grained tannins wrap around full-bodied earthiness and fruit, while a mixture of strawberry and cherry is met by bay and a hint of mint. Bright, lively acidity adds to the experience, which succeeds in length and depth."
The nose is greeted with intense deep black fruit, spice box and bramble. The mouth is full, silky and loaded with concentrated blackberry and black cherry with spice and some forest floor. There is just enough sweet oak to support the fruit and the acidity is bright enough to hold it all together. The finish is full and long, bringing you back for another taste. Perfect with pan seared duck breast, roasted quail or grilled lamb.
93 points Vinous / Antonio Galloni"The 2012 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills wraps around the palate with serious depth and intensity. Crushed flowers, mint, pine and anise meld into a resonant mid-palate. The 2012 is wonderfully complete, with expressive aromatics and plenty of density to balance some of the more savory, floral notes. The vineyard sites are Mesa, La Cote, Bloom's Field and Sirens Call, vinified with 50% whole clusters and aged in neutral oak
93 points Wine Enthusiast"This winery is at the extreme edge of the pick-early, low-alcohol movement, which can make the wines challenging for the usual California Pinot fan. But this Pinot begins on familiar territory, with heady aromas of dried violet and scarlet rose, damp forest floor, and cinnamon-laced cranberry sauce, managing to be both brisk and funky. The flavors are light and tart, but will pick up more savory characteristics from 2018–2024."
Regular Price: $159.00
Special Price $129.00