- Vineyard Notes
- Tasting Notes
- Wine Facts
Central Coast AVA
Roughly 250 miles along the coastline of California from Santa Barbara County to San Francisco County
Sta. Rita Hills
Follows a clearly defined maritime “throat” that ushers in the Pacific fog and constant cooling breezes.
Sandy Loam Soils
Cause vines to produce grapes with powerful varietal character
Our 2014 Rita's Crown Pinot Noir has a nougat, chalky minerality driven by terroir. The palate features bright, sweet red fruit with underlying darker fruit character. The wine is lively, opulent and dynamic with well integrated oak and a juicy nicely structured finish.
In 2014, an exceptionally dry winter and warm spring led to an early bud break. The growing season ran ahead of schedule all year. The lower yields produced concentrated, complex, and age-worthy wines.
|Appellation||Sta. Rita Hills|
|Barrel Aging||10 months in 50% New Francois Freres|
|Vineyard||Rita's Crown Vineyard|
|Varietal Composition||100% Pinot Noir|