2008 Seagrape Wine Company Hibbit’s Ranch Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $32. Looking for something different? This wine was sourced from an unusual 2-acre vineyard located in the far western reaches of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, owned and cared for by a walnut farmer. The climate is very cool and foggy and the vines are stressed by the weather and the wind. There are 13 clones of Pinot Noir inter-planted with Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. 100% de-stemmed, minimal new oak. · Moderate color and medium weight. A very savory expression of Pinot Noir with bright fruit, spice and herbs unencumbered by oak-driven influences. Admirable finesse and a snappy finish. Good (+). Reviewed March 12, 2011

Winery: Seagrape Wine Company
From article: Blast from 2011 World of Pinot Noir