2017 Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills
Rated 93 Points from The Wine Enthusiast!
John Sebastiano Vineyard, Hillard Bruce Vineyard, and Sanford and Benedict Vineyard
Sta. Rita Hills AVA, Santa Barbara, California
The 2017 Pinot Noir comes from a few different vineyards across the Santa Rita Hills, making it a true expression of the varietal from the region. This Pinot leads with a meaty and earthy aroma, followed by subtle hints of vanilla and spice. On the palate, the wine shows the same components of earthiness and spice as well as sour cherry and floral flavors which add to its complexity. This wine is approachable in youth but will age well thanks to its well-balanced tannins and acidity.