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2021 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Raised 22 months on the lees in French oak barrels, 30% new oak. Unfined and Unfiltered.​ 150 cases produced. 

The 2021 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a wine of elegance and nuance. Blueberry, black cherry and rich red fruit dominate the nose with subtle notes of rose petal, baking spices and clove beautifully woven together giving the wine layer upon layer of complexity. The bright fruit leads to a rich and full mid-palate, ripe tannins, ample acidity and a lengthy finish.

Alcohol: 14.0%

pH: 3.84

Acid: 5.7 g/L

Bottled: August 15, 2023


Ampelos Vineyard / Duvarita Vineyard

Winemaker Notes

When I think of great wine, I imagine a wine that develops over time in the glass, giving the drinker the pleasure of a great first impression that only gets better with time. This is what made me fall in love with sophisticated Pinot Noirs many years ago. Fast forward years later and I could not be more excited and proud to be making a wine that gives the drinker the opportunity to savor and ponder over its many nuanced characteristics. The 2021 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir immediately shines upon pouring but if you can be patient and allow it to really show itself you will be rewarded with complexity and subtle nuances that make this a truly special wine.


95 Points

The 2021 Pinot Noir was fermented with 100% whole clusters. Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, it prances out with notes of cranberry sauce, redcurrant jelly, and red roses followed by hints of dried Provence herbs, black tea, and damp soil. The medium-bodied palate delivers a wonderfully velvety texture with plenty of freshness to back up the intense red berry and savory layers, finishing with an herbal lift.