2016 Pinot Noir, Barrel Select
Spring 2019 Release
94 Points - Antonio Galloni
The 2016 Pinot Noir Barrel Select is bright and punchy, with terriﬁc presence and energy. Perfumed ﬂoral notes, red berry fruit and silky tannins give this expressive Pinot Noir much of its allure. The Barrel Select captures the intensity and radiance that are such signatures of the Sta. Rita Hills, and yet it also retains an element of translucence that is incredibly appealing. The conventional choice with barrel select wines is to emphasize power and concentration. It's nice to see winemaker Nick DeLuca go beyond that tired formula.
-- Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media