Handwritten 2015 Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 750 ml
Winemaker Rob Lloyd creates this ‘Cab Lovers’ Pinot Noir
from Santa Barbara County’s famed Sta. Rita Hills District. Sta. Rita Hills is
one of the only east-to-west facing valleys in California, allowing the
maritime influence to reach some 15-miles inland to our Rio Vista Vineyard
Sited on the banks of the Santa Ynez River with powdered
sandy soils, the Pacific fog has a low and direct route to the vineyard,
balancing cool mornings and nights against warm afternoons and ample sunshine.
It’s all about the long hang time.
Peer into the glass and you’ll see a medium ruby core to a garnet
rim. You’ll find strawberry jam, macerated raspberries, black cherry, allspice,
pink peppercorn, star anise and cinnamon sticks on the palate. This weighty,
yet delicate Pinot Noir is a magical elixir for a wide variety of food
well suited for holiday dishes – from turkey to slow-roasted brisket