The Sta. Rita Hills Appellation in Santa Barbara County is part of the larger Santa Ynez Valley AVA. It is basically located between the towns of Lompoc and Buellton with the Purisima Hills on the North, the Santa Rosa Hills on the South and the Santa Ynez River running right through the middle.The region is just about 10 miles away from the Pacific Ocean and Point Conception accounting for the daily fog and maritime breezes that cool down the vineyards. This provides the prolonged hang time and ideal growing conditions for world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The rocky soil and east/west hill configuration also make the unique area perfect for cool climate varietals.
"Deep red color. Nice aromas of cherry, cranberry, orange zest along with some vanilla bean and marmalade jam. These intriguing and pleasing aromas continue in the palate. This wine has bright, lively acidity and modest, precise tannins. These fine grain tannins and youthful profile finish intricately on this hedonistic Pinot Noir. Enjoy now through 2026."
~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking
91 points, Wine Spectator
"This fresh, fruity style offers lively raspberry and red currant flavors. The pure and extracted finish caresses the palate, with a plush spiciness. Drink now through 2024. 360 cases made."
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