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2018 Pinot Noir

2018 Pinot Noir
Sta. Rita Hills

Sustainability in Practice Certified Wine (SIP Certified)

Sta. Rita Hills has achieved national acclaim for the region's Pinot Noirs. It's a finicky grape. While warm days and cool nights are essential for Pinot's development, its delicacy is maintained by a daily layer of maritime fog which protects it from frost or penetrating sunlight.

Pinot Noir is very important to Santa Barbara Winery. We have many blocks planted on varied soils at our Lafond Vineyard. Santa Barbara Winery bottles three different Pinot Noirs.

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SKU: 33018
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Vineyard Designation
Lafond Vineyard; Burning Creek Ranch
Harvest Date
September 1-23, 2018
Sugar
25.1 Brix
Acid
.68
pH
3.41
Bottling Date
August 21-22, 2019
Residual Sugar
Dry
Alcohol %
14.7
Wine Enthusiast
92
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2018 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir has a rich ruby color with aromas of raspberry and ripe cherry. Subtle notes of cedar are just behind the fruit. Medium-bodied and well-balanced, cherry pie and sweet tobacco cross the palate for a smooth, lingering finish.
Vineyard Notes
67% Lafond Vineyard; 33% Burning Creek Ranch Vineyard;; Sta. Rita Hills AVA
Production Notes
40 barrel lot; 14% new oak; 2303 cases produced
Winemaker Notes
The ongoing drought resulted in a low-vigor yield and small canopy. But grapes thrive on stress, and the small clusters receiving increased light exposure achieved great flavor development. Eight clones were used for enhanced complexity.

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