The Hilt

The Vanguard Pinot Noir

9.115 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

Very enjoyable and in a good spot. I found this to be slightly stemmy and herbal, but plenty of gummy fruit to it. Small whole cluster usage? Spicy too...sweet rhubarb tart with blackberry spice. There is a fleshy profile to this showing soft red plum and mulberries. Acidity is holding strong. This is likely at peak...enjoy!

Very enjoyable and in a good spot. I found this to be slightly stemmy and herbal, but plenty of gummy fruit to it. Small whole cluster usage? Spicy too...sweet rhubarb tart with blackberry spice. There is a fleshy profile to this showing soft red plum and mulberries. Acidity is holding strong. This is likely at peak...enjoy!

Oct 10th, 2019
Isaac Pirolo

Initially a very enticing and inviting cherry cola, but evolves into a plethora of sweet herbs, spices, black cherry, and a saline-laced minerality. Finishes with a really sexy, silky mouthfeel that glides on with no hard edges.

Initially a very enticing and inviting cherry cola, but evolves into a plethora of sweet herbs, spices, black cherry, and a saline-laced minerality. Finishes with a really sexy, silky mouthfeel that glides on with no hard edges.

1 person found it helpfulJun 3rd, 2016
David Schneider

What a great wine. Lots of bright fruit, medium body and good complexity

What a great wine. Lots of bright fruit, medium body and good complexity

Jun 2nd, 2018
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