2018 Pinot Noir - Santa Rita Hills
100% Pinot Noir, Rancho La Viña, Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County
The aromatics are built around a definite mineral streak: wet concrete. This is balanced by a spectrum of plums: white and red, fresh and reduced. Sweet spices further complicate the nose: allspice, cloves, cinnamon, a pinch of black pepper. A mouthwatering palate, midweight with a gentle framing of tannin. Fresh, tart fruits (raspberries, strawberries, pomegranate) are tempered by sweet, spiced fruit, reminiscent of Fig Newtons.