94 Points

2019 WALT Rita's Crown Pinot Noir

$80.00
$72.00 Member price*
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SKU
19WPN7RC
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Critic Review
94
Points
Jeb Dunnuck
"Ruby/plum-hued and semi-opaque, the 2019 Pinot Noir Rita's Crown has a terrific, medium to full-bodied, balanced, elegant style that carries lots of black raspberry and mulberry-like fruits as well as spicy oak, candied violets, and spice-driven aromas and flavors. It has wonderful purity, ripe tannins, and a solid finish. It's a classy Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir that has just subtle salinity and gaminess and leads with its fruit and texture."
92 Points | Wine Spectator, Kim Marcus
"Plush and lusciously spiced, with unctuous cherry tart and plum pastry flavors that are loaded with toasty accents. Ends with a long, cream-filled finish."
94
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

Bright ruby in hue, the 2019 Rita's Crown opens with distinctive aromatics of fresh raspberry, elderberry, black tea leaves and dried flowers. The vineyard's coast influence is evident in the vibrancy of the palate. The unique, calcareous soils of the site bring out mineral and umami flavors in the wine, while the high elevation exposure drives concentration. The finish is bold and full of energy.

  • Raspberry
  • Black Tea Leaves
  • Dried Flowers
  • Minerality

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 Vineyard
VintageThe 2019 vintage began with a wet spring bringing three inches of rain in May. In response to the late rains our vineyards received diligent attention to control vigorous vine growth. A long Indian summer followed with mild weather, allowing the fruit to
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Mile 0-52, Santa Barbara and the Sta. Rita Hills

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