Sta. Rita Hills is a small appellation at the western end of the Santa Ynez Valley that has gained national recognition for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The valley runs east to west permitting the late afternoon ocean fog to roll into the Sta. Rita Hills, where it lingers until early morning. The surrounding hills trap the fog before it is dissipated in the wider Santa Ynez Valley.

In the summer the fog moderates the normally warm days of the valley, cooling the grapes at night. Warm days and cool nights are essential to the developement of Pinot Noir providing the necessary acid/sugar balance.

In the spring when frost is our biggest concern a layer of fog over the vineyard can provide protection.

Winemaker's Comments: 2015 was a very small, concentrated crop due in part to the huge crop we had in 2014 and the continuing drought. A very light canopy and small berries gives this wine intense, rich, dark fruit flavors.


Gold Medal 2019 International Women's Wine Competition- 90 points

Gold Medal 2019 TEXSOM International Wine Awards

Gold Medal 2019 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

Gold Medal 2019 Monterey International Wine Competition- 91 points

2015 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills

SKU: 33015
$25.00Price
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  • VINEYARDS

    94% Lafond Vineyard Pinot Noir

    6% Burning Creek Ranch Pinot Noir

    AVA: Sta. Rita Hills

     

    HARVEST
    August 19 - September 16, 2015
    Sugar: 24.0 - 25.7 Brix

    BOTTLING:

    August 8 - 9, 2016

    WINE
    Alcohol 14.5%
    Total Acid: .68
    pH: 3.35

    Dry

     

    84 60-gallon barrels

    16% new French oak

     

    Production: 2,022 cases

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