2018 Sta. Rita Hills John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir
2018 Pinot Noir
About This Wine
Effusive blackberry and blueberry jam aromatics are complemented by toffee and forest floor notes in this not-so-shy wine. Seductively juicy and rich on the palate, the bramble fruits are tightly wound by brisk acidity and lush tannins. Amazingly full bodied for a modest alcohol of 14.2%, it’s very tempting to put too fine a point on it – this Pinot Noir is just pure deliciousness. This low-vigor site allows for extended maturation on the vine in the cool Santa Rita Hills, and 2018 allowed us to push ripeness without high sugars or losing acidity – the results in the glass are very satisfying.