Santa Rita Hills

Arcadian

Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005

Out of a .375. I was concerned as the cork crumbled as if it were made out of sand. Filtered multiple times as I tried to remove cork bits. Very spicy and floral on the nose . In the mouth a medley of red fruit and herbs . Very lively acids and almost resolved tannins. Not sure time will do much for the palate but it might add additional complexity to the nose. — 4 days ago

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Scott Rose

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Maan, haven’t seen that winery in maybe 15 years? Remember the chards being pretty solid.
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@Scott Rose Joe Davis likes to make age worthy wine .

Sandhi Wines

Rita's Crown Chardonnay 2014

Lovely Raj Parr Chardonnay. Great feel, subtle but complex palate. Excellent! — 13 days ago

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Brewer-Clifton

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2018

Generous stuff and excellent qpr. — 14 days ago

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Sine Qua Non

Esto No Es Una Salida Grenache 2009

It was a Sine Qua Non night (which are always my favorites!). This was surprisingly tight given its age. Came back to it a couple of days later and it was SO MUCH better. If you have this in your cellar and are planning to pull it soon, I’d suggest a 4-hour decant to let it open up. It’ll be fantastic! — 7 days ago

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What a pull

Domaine de la Côte

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2015

Plush, jolly rancher. Mouthfeel is fat. All around, surprisingly unstylistic for DDLC. — 3 days ago

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Sanford

Gravity Flow Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2015

Oak, acid both in check in this nicely balanced Chardonnay. Subtle aromatics, stone fruit, pear, slightly bitter finish. Refreshing with a very spicy fish stir fry. — 22 days ago

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Domaine de la Côte

Bloom's Field Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2014

This was the wine featured in Somm 3 that was lighter in weight, more elegant & transparent than most Pinots I have tried showing cherry, strawberry, mineral, spice & floral notes showing good balance with nothing out of place. — 9 days ago

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Foxen

John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

2018 vintage. Great, full nose. Medium body. Not overtly fruity but just enough along with an elegant finish. Delish. — 6 days ago

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Melville

Clone 3 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2015

Great cherry flavor with a little black tea — 14 days ago

Shay, Tom and 3 others liked this

Kosta Browne

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2016

Decent Kosta but lacking in the fun and zippiness normally enjoyed in each glass. Bright as always and very solid. Had less complexity than the Aubert showed earlier this week. — 25 days ago

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