2019 Pinot Noir, Rancho La Viña
The Rancho La Viña vineyard is located on Santa Rosa Road in the southwest corridor of the Sta. Rita Hills. The Pinot Noir vines planted here benefit from the constant cool Pacific Ocean breezes, and the resulting wines are both darker and richer in expression than many of the other vineyards in the area. In the glass, aromas of candied orange peel, rhubarb, peppery herbs and bright cherry dominate the nose. Additional hints of white flowers, cranberries and currants complement this complex wine. On the palate, the 2019 bottling represents the classic racy acidity that has come to characterize this phenomenal vineyard. Rich, velvety tannins are integrated throughout, with a seamless finish.
Cases produced: 295 cases