92 Points

2016 WALT Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

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Critic Review
Jeb Dunnuck
"The appellation 2016 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills from Walt comes from some great sites in the region (Bentrock, Radian, Fiddlestix and Clos Pepe) and spent 10 months in 45% new French oak. It has a ripe, powerful bouquet of toasty oak, blackberries, scorched earth, and graphite. Deep, rich, and concentrated, I love its depth of fruit and it's an undeniably California Pinot Noir to drink over the coming 4-5 years."
91 Points | Wine Spectator, Kim Marcus
"There's lots of rooibos tea notes to this toothsome red, which offers a well-honed structure to support the dried berry and cherry tart flavors. Rich and savory on the finish..."

Powerful aromas of ripe cherry coulis, white pepper, and beautiful earthiness abound. An incredibly dense and fruit forward palate is layered with flavors of red berry compote, cardamom, and mineral-laced acidity.

  • Cherry coulis
  • White pepper
  • Earthiness
  • Red berry compote

The Sta. Rita Hills appellation blend is sourced from Radian Vineyard, Bentrock Vineyard and Clos Pepe Estate Vineyard. The majority of the blend is comprised of fruit from Radian, which sits at 1,000 feet in elevation exposing the vines to fog and cooling ocean breezes. These vineyards are blended to create a beautiful representation of the region with concentrated flavors and lively acidity.

More Information
Bottle Size750mL
Varietal Composition100% Pinot Noir
Barrel Aging10 Months in 45% New French Oak
AppellationSta. Rita Hills
VineyardRadian, Bentrock, & Clos Pepe Vineyards
Vintage NotesThe 2016 harvest was early, with slightly lower than normal yield, but exceptional fruit quality. After many years of drought, we experienced winter rains that helped alleviate the dry conditions that plagued us for the last four years. The entire ripening season enjoyed cooler than average days and nights. July and August were particularly temperate allowing for longer hang times, which ripened the grapes uniformly.
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