2017 Sta. Rita Hills Release

2017 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

2017 Sta. Rita Hills
Pinot Noir

AROMA
Pomegranate, White Tea, Raspberry

FLAVOR
Dried Fig, White Truffle, Ripe Cherry

TEXTURE
Rooibos Tea, Savory

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94

Editor’s Choice
Wine Enthusiast

Matt Kettman
Sept 2019

92

Wine Spectator
Kim Marcus
April 2019

92

Vinous
Antonio Galloni
Sept 2019

2017 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay

2017 Sta. Rita Hills
Chardonnay

AROMA
Lemon, Kiwi, Orange Blossom, Sweet Basil

FLAVOR
Jasmine, Lime, Ginger, Mineral

TEXTURE
Lemon Peel, Orange Zest, Fresh Sea Salt

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95

JEBDUNNUCK
Jeb Dunnuck
Oct 2019

92

Wine Spectator
Kim Marcus
April 2019

93

Wine Enthusiast
Matt Kettman
Sept 2019

VINEYARD

These blends are comprised of 3D, Machado, and Hapgood vineyards:

3D The primary emphasis of the predominantly sandy 10 acre vineyard is chardonnay, with five clones planted in addition to chardonnay, there is a smaller field of pinot noir planted to Swan, Pommard and 667 clones.

MACHADO 15 acre parcel on the Machado family land is located adjacent to Clos Pepe and immediately behind the Kessler-Haak vineyard. The site is marked by a gorgeous rolling terrain with sandy clay loam soils.

HAPGOOD The Hapgood Vineyard is located across the road from our Machado vineyard and is situated at the end of Hapgood Road. In slightly richer soil, the vineyard is planted predominantly to the 459 and 37 clones of Pinot Noir, with small plots of 828 and 667. The elevated clay loam content results in larger volume and a denser palate expression.

CRAFT

Only neutral barrels are employed. We strive for whole cluster fermentation. We farm with a focus of ripening the stems alongside the fruit, allowing the cluster to be in harmony. Working with the stems allows for wines that are structured, earthy and balanced with our beautiful SRH fruit.