Has a jammy fragrance with notes of spice, pepper and slight vanilla.
Drinks well with flavors of dark cherry/berry, spices and a bit of earthiness/leather. Finishes semi-smoothly with lingering jam and vanilla on the palate.
Great for being on sale at Costco for like $8-$9/bottle. — 15 days ago
Such a lovely and fruity flavour wine. Majority of passion fruits and slightly citrusy. — a month ago
Subtle and exquisite. You can really taste the hills. — 7 days ago
Not sure why this hasn’t been on market for years - but worth the wait. Could use some more time in the bottle. — 6 days ago
The 2018 Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County) is an absolutely gorgeous appellation-level wine. The purity of the flavors alone is just stunning. Sweet red cherry, mint and blood orange take on shades of translucence. Light on its feet and yet beautifully layered, the 2018 has so much going on. It is an elegant and alluring wine from the first taste. Vineyard sites are Radian, Spear, La Rinconada and Sanford & Benedict. Don’t miss it. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2020)
— a month ago
Simply outstanding!!!! Very aromatic and full bodied. Had this a couple of weeks ago at the winery and just got my shipment and tried it again. Just does not disappoint. — 2 months ago
American style for sure. Slash of cherry, a little wild berry, mineral and cedar — 2 months ago
The 2018 Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills) is a glorious wine. A burst of sweet red/purplish fruit makes a strong opening statement that reverberates off layers of savory and floral intensity. Deceptive in its mid-weight structure, the 2018 packs a serious punch. Readers who want to get a sense of the year would do well to start here. This striking appellation-level Pinot is one of the overachievers of the year. Then again, vineyard sites are Domaine de La Côte and Sanford & Benedict, which was not bottled separately, but used for wine. The 30% whole clusters are perfectly judged. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2020)
— a month ago