The 2019 Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard is beautifully layered and also quite mysterious. Constantly changing in the glass the Hirsch shows all of the pedigree this site is known for. More than anything else the Hirsch balances intensity... Read More
Blackberry Korean bean paste plum skin forest floor rose petal and lavender aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Minerally flinty matchstick and polished. Drink or hold.
As I mentioned at the outset, this was the only pinot noir Jamie Kutch was able to bottle in the inferno vintage of 2020. This is one of the warmest vineyard sites that Jamie works with, which is probably why the grapes were ready... Read More
Lighter ruby-hued the 2021 Pinot Noir Seabiscuit Zotovich Vineyard comes from a great site in the Sta. Rita Hills and was destemmed and raised in new French oak. Wild strawberries raspberries rose petals baking spices and loamy... Read More
The 2017 Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley has a pale to medium ruby color and opens with gravel dust violet Earl Grey tea orange oil autumn leaves and earth with dried red cherries dried cranberry red licorice and wild blackberries.... Read More
The 2019 Pinot Noir La Rinconada Vineyard is a heady dazzling wine. The 100% whole clusters lend striking aromatic top notes that soar out of the glass. Sweet red cherry sage rose petal blood orange and lavender give this beguiling... Read More
The 2019 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict is a powerful brooding wine. The high percentage of stems (75%) undoubtedly adds savory intensity but it also masks some site character. The 2019 is a gorgeous wine but it is also austere... Read More
An even spicier combination features notes of fresh tobacco briar and the essence of red cherry. There is excellent energy to the solidly concentrated middle weight flavors that are plump round and seductively textured while displaying... Read More