90 Points

2018 WALT Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

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Critic Review
90
Points
Wine Spectator, Kim Marcus
"Svelte and juicy, with lively dark plum and boysenberry flavors that feature forest floor notes. Pastry hints on the rich, open-textured finish."
This wine is medium ruby in color with pronounced aromas of red cherry, cranberry, wet stone, raspberry coulis and baking spice. The wine has mouthwatering acidity with notes of black cherry, dark plum, nutmeg and white pepper. Sourced from three vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills, this wine showcases the expressive appellation.
90
Points

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

This wine is medium ruby in color with pronounced aromas of red cherry, cranberry, wet stone, raspberry coulis and baking spice. The wine has mouthwatering acidity with notes of black cherry, dark plum, nutmeg and white pepper. Sourced from three vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills, this wine showcases the expressive appellation.

  • Red Cherry
  • Wet Stone
  • Raspberry Coulis
  • White pepper

The Sta. Rita Hills appellation blend is sourced from Radian Vineyard, Bentrock Vineyard and Clos Pepe Estate Vineyard. The majority of the blend is comprised of fruit from Radian, which sits at 1,000 feet in elevation exposing the vines to fog and cooling ocean breezes. These vineyards are blended to create a beautiful representation of the region with concentrated flavors and lively acidity.

More Information
Bottle Size750mL
Varietal Composition100% Pinot Noir
Barrel Aging10 Months in 40% New French Oak (François Frères)
AppellationSta. Rita Hills
VineyardRadian, Bentrock, Fiddlestix
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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