Alma Rosa Sta Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2019
Sourced from storied vineyards throughout the Sta. Rita Hills along the southern Santa Rosa Road: El Jabali, La Encantada, Rancho La Vina, Bentrock and Radian.
• Harvested at night between September 16 -21, 2019
• 5% whole cluster fermentation in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts
• Aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 11 months
Production: 540 cases
Jeb Dunnuck – “The 2019 Alma Rosa Sta Rita Hills Pinot Noir sports a medium ruby hue to go with a very classic, clean Sta. Rita Hills profile of both red and black fruits, spice, loamy earth, and subtle marine-like salinity and brininess. It’s nicely textured, medium-bodied, and balanced.” (93 Pts)
Vinous – “The 2019 Alma Rosa Sta Rita Hills Pinot Noir is punchy and full of character. Bright acids perk up a core of red berry fruit, blood orange, spice and earthy notes. A touch of whole clusters (5%) adds savory intensity and lift…” (90 Pts)