Domaine de la Côte

Bloom's Field Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

9.244 ratings
9.221 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Thought it would be good timing to finally try Rajat’s 2013 Bloom’s Field.

The nose straight out of the decanter gave a strong presence of potpourri laced candle wax. That has subsided now. The fruits are ripe, ruby; blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, baked strawberries, some dry cranberries, raspberries with blackberries pulling up the rear. Nice evenly, soft, layered baking spices; clove, cinnamon, light nutmeg and gentle vanilla. Mixed dark berry cola, understated, black licorice, whiff of lightly grilled meats, black, fruit tea, limestone alluvial soils, dry crushed rocks, dark turned earth, dry herb blend, light, fresh tobacco notes, worn leather with a nice bouquet of; red, dark, purple and blue florals.

The body is, round, ruby and just full. Tannins still have adolescent teeth. The structure, tension could use some more time in bottle...length and balance have just hit their stride. Gorgeous mouthfeel. The fruits are ripe, ruby, a little gluey; blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, baked strawberries, some dry cranberries, raspberries with blackberries pulling up the rear. Nice evenly, soft, layered baking spices; clove, cinnamon, light nutmeg and gentle vanilla. Mixed dark berry cola, dark spices, understated, black licorice, lightly grilled meats, black, fruit tea, limestone alluvial soils, dry crushed rocks, dry pebbles, moist, dark turned earth, dry herb blend, light, fresh tobacco notes, worn leather with a nice bouquet of; red, dark, purple and blue florals with gentle lavender on the back end. The acidity is a gentle rain shower. The beautiful finish is straight up; elegant, well balanced, seamless and persists nicely for minutes.

Paired with Kentucky Bourbon Marinated Chicken Skewers and Wild Rice.

Photos of; Bloom’s Field Vineyard, The Sommeliers Altas of Taste that Rajat & Jordan Macrat wrote. Good read if you are so inclined & of course, Master Sommelier/Owner/Winemaker-Rajat Parr.

Additional notes; Rajat has always loved Pinot and its many expressions from all over the world. After becoming one of the better & more well known Master Somms, it was his dream to make world class Pinot Noir. He is succeeding as his last few vintages have gotten very high notoriety. It was his 2015 Bloom’s Field that Master Sommelier Dustin Wilson featured in Somm 3 in his recreation of the Judgment of Paris with some of the best palates in NYC and again separately with The Godfather of Master Somms-Fred Dame, Author-Jancis Robinson & Steven Spurrier.

Thought it would be good timing to finally try Rajat’s 2013 Bloom’s Field.

The nose straight out of the decanter gave a strong presence of potpourri laced candle wax. That has subsided now. The fruits are ripe, ruby; blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, baked strawberries, some dry cranberries, raspberries with blackberries pulling up the rear. Nice evenly, soft, layered baking spices; clove, cinnamon, light nutmeg and gentle vanilla. Mixed dark berry cola, understated, black licorice, whiff of lightly grilled meats, black, fruit tea, limestone alluvial soils, dry crushed rocks, dark turned earth, dry herb blend, light, fresh tobacco notes, worn leather with a nice bouquet of; red, dark, purple and blue florals.

The body is, round, ruby and just full. Tannins still have adolescent teeth. The structure, tension could use some more time in bottle...length and balance have just hit their stride. Gorgeous mouthfeel. The fruits are ripe, ruby, a little gluey; blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, baked strawberries, some dry cranberries, raspberries with blackberries pulling up the rear. Nice evenly, soft, layered baking spices; clove, cinnamon, light nutmeg and gentle vanilla. Mixed dark berry cola, dark spices, understated, black licorice, lightly grilled meats, black, fruit tea, limestone alluvial soils, dry crushed rocks, dry pebbles, moist, dark turned earth, dry herb blend, light, fresh tobacco notes, worn leather with a nice bouquet of; red, dark, purple and blue florals with gentle lavender on the back end. The acidity is a gentle rain shower. The beautiful finish is straight up; elegant, well balanced, seamless and persists nicely for minutes.

Paired with Kentucky Bourbon Marinated Chicken Skewers and Wild Rice.

Photos of; Bloom’s Field Vineyard, The Sommeliers Altas of Taste that Rajat & Jordan Macrat wrote. Good read if you are so inclined & of course, Master Sommelier/Owner/Winemaker-Rajat Parr.

Additional notes; Rajat has always loved Pinot and its many expressions from all over the world. After becoming one of the better & more well known Master Somms, it was his dream to make world class Pinot Noir. He is succeeding as his last few vintages have gotten very high notoriety. It was his 2015 Bloom’s Field that Master Sommelier Dustin Wilson featured in Somm 3 in his recreation of the Judgment of Paris with some of the best palates in NYC and again separately with The Godfather of Master Somms-Fred Dame, Author-Jancis Robinson & Steven Spurrier.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 1st, 2020
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 .

1 person found it helpfulJun 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.

1 person found it helpfulMar 31st, 2019
Andrew S

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.

1 person found it helpfulDec 9th, 2018
Martin Sahlberg

Love! Pure pleasure

Love! Pure pleasure

Mar 25th, 2017
Martin Sahlberg

Just lovely. Crushed raspberry and a lovely smell of pepper and you can almost smell the foggy air in Sta Rita Hills. Taste is smooth with both red berries and vegetables. Hint of new oak. Love it and I am lucky to have more in my cellar

Just lovely. Crushed raspberry and a lovely smell of pepper and you can almost smell the foggy air in Sta Rita Hills. Taste is smooth with both red berries and vegetables. Hint of new oak. Love it and I am lucky to have more in my cellar

Nov 6th, 2016
Matt Sterr

Burgundian and polished.

Burgundian and polished.

Sep 14th, 2016
George Chen

Raj sent me this Bloom's Field Pinot from Domain De La Cote and wow! It immediately reminds me Santa Rita fruit as I've tasted a lot of the local wine lately but it was so pure. The style is Burgundian of course and reminds me of Domain de L'Arlot! Love this expression not to pump Raj's ego anymore :-). Simply delicious as CINDY says.

Raj sent me this Bloom's Field Pinot from Domain De La Cote and wow! It immediately reminds me Santa Rita fruit as I've tasted a lot of the local wine lately but it was so pure. The style is Burgundian of course and reminds me of Domain de L'Arlot! Love this expression not to pump Raj's ego anymore :-). Simply delicious as CINDY says.

Mar 17th, 2016
Chris Cottrell

Partner Bedrock Wine Co, Co-founder/Winemaker Under the Wire

9.7

Beautoful

Beautoful

Mar 11th, 2016
Andrew S

Red fruits, floor, light blossoms, and grapefruit/citrus rind. Lots of energy. Looking forward to letting it rest a while, will be fun to see how things become more integrated.

Red fruits, floor, light blossoms, and grapefruit/citrus rind. Lots of energy. Looking forward to letting it rest a while, will be fun to see how things become more integrated.

Feb 26th, 2016