2012 Domaine De La Côte Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., 2,100 cases, $45. 25% of vines are own-rooted at a vine density of 4,000 vines per acre. 50% whole cluster fermentation, aged in 0% new French oak barrels. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is replete with whole cluster goodness including aromas of wilted rose, spice and wet bark. Fresh and juicy with mid weight flavors of purple berries and spice and a floral note in the background. Easy to approach now with supple but structured tannins and a tangy finish. Score: 90. Reviewed January 23, 2015

Winery: Domaine De La Côte
From article: Domaine de la Côte: Whole Cluster Goodness