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2018 WALT Rita's Crown Pinot Noir

$75.00
$67.50 Member price*
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SKU
18WPN7RC
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Bright ruby hue. Open and earthy aroma - fresh floral, red fruit, and a delicate nougat profile (driven by the soil) - very effusive in the glass. The palate is vibrant and full of energy. The nougat flavor is followed by white strawberry, subtle warm barrel spice, and the finish contains hints of umami driven by the vineyard’s proximity to the coast. The finish is also very bold and lengthy - fruitful, plush and savory. An excellent example of this very special Sta. Rita Hills vineyard.

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

Bright ruby hue. Open and earthy aroma - fresh floral, red fruit, and a delicate nougat profile (driven by the soil) - very effusive in the glass. The palate is vibrant and full of energy. The nougat flavor is present followed by white strawberry, subtle warm barrel spice, and the finish contains hints of umami driven by the vineyard's proximity to the coast . The finish is also very bold and lengthy - fruitful, plush and savory. An excellent example of this very special Sta. Rita Hills vineyard.

  • Floral
  • Nougat
  • White Strawberry
  • Barrel Spice

The Rita's Crown Vineyard is an exceptional site comprised mainly of steeply rolling hills planted to south facing vineyards. Limiting cobble clay loam soils and extremely well drained slopes produce small vines and berries of intense flavor and depth. Rita's Crown is nestled between the east west aspect of the Santa Rosa and La Purisima Hills, allowing the cool ocean fog to roll through the vineyard - perfect for Pinot Noir.

More Information
Bottle Size750mL
Varietal Composition100% Pinot Noir
Barrel Aging10 Months in 45% New French Oak (François Frères)
AppellationSta. Rita Hills
VineyardRita's Crown
Vintage NotesFollowing a series of warm, early harvests, this year’s growing season returned to a slower rhythm, allowing grapes to ripen gently with deep flavors. Our growers spent the summer and fall manicuring the vine canopies to provide the grapes enough shade from the sun while also preparing adequate airflow to deter mold. When Mother Nature did throw a couple of unpredictable systems at us, we were able to weather the storms and harvest exceptional fruit!
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Mile 0-52, Santa Barbara and the Sta. Rita Hills

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