Handwritten 2014 Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 750ml
Hailing from Santa Barbara County, we have strayed from Napa County for good reason with this lovely 2014 Pinot Noir. There is an elevated level of excitement surrounding Pinots coming from this up and coming region. Santa Rita is one of the only east to west facing valleys in California and while the Rio Vista vineyard is a good 15 miles inland, the maritime influence remains strong. Fog is pulled off of the cold Pacific Ocean inland and keeps this site cool and fresh nearly every morning throughout the growing season. By the time the sun shines through, the vineyard quickly warms up and thus enjoys the best of both warm and cool climates. This is a uniquely ‘Cab Lovers’ Pinot with a certain weightiness that belies its delicate stature. Bright bing cherries and freshly picked strawberries delight both the nose and palate. We love this with anything from fish, to duck, to a juicy steak and find that it is especially well suited for sipping and grilling.