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Bloom's Field Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

9.2292 ratings
9.2103 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
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Shay A
9.3

Monthly WTF wine night with a theme of “something to impress”. As always, wines were tasted blind.

I really enjoyed this and I feel like it’s in a prime drinking window (though it can hold for a while). I called this whole cluster Oregon Pinot. Looked like Beaujolais in the glass...very bright raspberry color. Perfumed aromatics highlighting whole cluster stemmy-ness (100% whole cluster) with ripe raspberries and bing cherries. Nimble and acidic on the palate showing crunchy cranberry, juicy cherry, spiced fruit and cedar. Thanks,
@Jack Thompson .

Monthly WTF wine night with a theme of “something to impress”. As always, wines were tasted blind.

I really enjoyed this and I feel like it’s in a prime drinking window (though it can hold for a while). I called this whole cluster Oregon Pinot. Looked like Beaujolais in the glass...very bright raspberry color. Perfumed aromatics highlighting whole cluster stemmy-ness (100% whole cluster) with ripe raspberries and bing cherries. Nimble and acidic on the palate showing crunchy cranberry, juicy cherry, spiced fruit and cedar. Thanks,
@Jack Thompson .

Jun 12th, 2019
Al Shikoh

Pale ruby color. Expressive nose of rose petals, potpourri, leather, cherries, spices, and herbs from stem inclusion. Beautiful balance evident on the palate which cranberry and bitter cherry accompanied by dusty tannins and only 12.5% ABV. Made from a lot planted to Calera and Mt. Eden cloneswith 90% whole cluster inclusion. $80.

Pale ruby color. Expressive nose of rose petals, potpourri, leather, cherries, spices, and herbs from stem inclusion. Beautiful balance evident on the palate which cranberry and bitter cherry accompanied by dusty tannins and only 12.5% ABV. Made from a lot planted to Calera and Mt. Eden cloneswith 90% whole cluster inclusion. $80.

Mar 31st, 2019
Al Shikoh

Recreation of “Judgement of Paris II” blind Pinot tasting with the addition of a bonus wine from the Central Otago:
pale ruby • unfortunately this bottled was corked • the structure suggests more of an Old World style, only 12.5% ABV • product of sommelier Raj Parr and winemaker Sashi Moorman

Recreation of “Judgement of Paris II” blind Pinot tasting with the addition of a bonus wine from the Central Otago:
pale ruby • unfortunately this bottled was corked • the structure suggests more of an Old World style, only 12.5% ABV • product of sommelier Raj Parr and winemaker Sashi Moorman

Jan 20th, 2019
Andrew Steffensmeier

Nice wine. Felt a little stemy and forced. Supper while watching Somm3. I think the other wines there were better personally.

Nice wine. Felt a little stemy and forced. Supper while watching Somm3. I think the other wines there were better personally.

Dec 9th, 2018
Meredith Hu

Watched Somm III while tasting this and Bodegas Chacra side by side... Didn’t quite get the hype...

Watched Somm III while tasting this and Bodegas Chacra side by side... Didn’t quite get the hype...

Dec 2nd, 2018
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9.6

The 2016 Pinot Noir Bloom's Field is stellar. A powerful wine built on a core of vertical structure, the 2016 dazzles from the very first taste. Lavender, sage, menthol, licorice and a rush of inky blue/purplish berry fruit develop in the glass, but it is the wine's virile power that differentiates it in this stellar lineup. I would prefer to give the 2016 a few years in the cellar to come into its own. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2018)

The 2016 Pinot Noir Bloom's Field is stellar. A powerful wine built on a core of vertical structure, the 2016 dazzles from the very first taste. Lavender, sage, menthol, licorice and a rush of inky blue/purplish berry fruit develop in the glass, but it is the wine's virile power that differentiates it in this stellar lineup. I would prefer to give the 2016 a few years in the cellar to come into its own. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2018)

Nov 29th, 2018
Sean Genn

Subtle and restrained with notes of rose petal and cherry

Subtle and restrained with notes of rose petal and cherry

Nov 12th, 2017
Aaron Means

Delicious!!! @June's All Day, Austin TX

Delicious!!! @June's All Day, Austin TX

Sep 7th, 2017
Louie Christensen

Proof Burgundian styled Pinots are possible to attain in CA. Haunting pomegranate, round cherries, and a pop of dark raspberries. Rustic, woody spices akin to those of Pommard; and a fascinating note that I can only describe as a garden after a summer rain.

Proof Burgundian styled Pinots are possible to attain in CA. Haunting pomegranate, round cherries, and a pop of dark raspberries. Rustic, woody spices akin to those of Pommard; and a fascinating note that I can only describe as a garden after a summer rain.

2 people found it helpfulNov 4th, 2016
Michael Morris

Wine Director The Park Café

9.5

I can honestly say that I can't remember having anything better out of California and at 12.5% it's hard to put down the glass

I can honestly say that I can't remember having anything better out of California and at 12.5% it's hard to put down the glass

2 people found it helpfulMay 15th, 2016