Limited Quantity 95 Points

2016 WALT Rita's Crown Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir - Rita's Crown

$67.50 Member price*
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Are there any restrictions?
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Critic Review
Jeb Dunnuck
"From a higher elevation site in the Sta. Rita Hills, aged in 50% new oak, the 2016 Pinot Noir Rita's Crown is another deep, rich, concentrated wine from this estate. Blackberries, toasted spices, dried flowers, and dried earth notes all flow to a medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured and seamless Pinot Noir that's the most complete and balanced in the lineup. It's a fabulous wine."
Limited Quantity 95 Points

Central Coast AVA
Roughly 250 miles along the coastline of California
from Santa Barbara County to San Francisco County

Sta. Rita Hills
Follows a clearly defined maritime “throat” that
ushers in the Pacific fog and constant cooling breezes.

Sandy Loam Soils
Cause vines to produce grapes with powerful varietal

Open and warm aromatics - fresh floral, concentrated red fruit, and 5-spice dominate. The palate is unctuous and full with flavors of nougat, raspberry coulis, white pepper, and hints of umami driven by the vineyard's proximity to the coast. This wine is full of energy and delivers a long finish laced with the flinty minerality and bright acidity of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation.

  • Floral
  • Nougat
  • Raspberry Coulis
  • White Pepper

The Rita's Crown Vineyard is an exceptional site comprised mainly of steeply rolling hills planted to south facing vineyards. Limiting cobble clay loam soils and extremely well drained slopes produce small vines and berries of intense flavor and depth. Rita's Crown is nestled between the east west aspect of the Santa Rosa and La Purisima Hills, allowing the cool ocean fog to roll through the vineyard - perfect for Pinot Noir.

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