Vineyard: Rancho La Veña

AppellationSta. Rita Hills
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 Pali “Summit” Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., 2,434 cases, $29. Aged 10 months in 30% new French oak barrels. Sourced from Bentrock, Radian, Fiddlestix, and Rancho La Vina vineyards. · Dark violet in color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of black raspberry infusion, blackberry tart and spice. Bold and assertive in a modern California style with decadent layers of sappy black raspberry and blackberry fruit. Velvety on the palate with balanced tannins and some finishing intensity. Score: 87. Reviewed February 22, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Pali Wine Co. Rancho La Viña Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., 279 cases, $56. Clone 115. Aged 15 months in 50% new French oak. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. I was really attracted to the nose which offered seductive aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, anise and vanilla. Very open and satisfying with a smooth, suave texture and a juicy finish. Tasty flavors of purple fruits are featured brought to life by generous acidity. Finishes with a good kick of acid and a modest tug of oak. Score: 90. Reviewed August 15, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Seagrape Wine Co. Rancho La Viña Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 25 cases $34. · From a vineyard located at the southern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills. Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose offers a mash of darker berries with a hint of oak and spice. Moderately light and elegant in style, with flavors of deep red strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Very smooth on the palate. Nicely crafted and nothing to detract, but lacks a bit of flavor intensity and finishing strength. Could pick up heft with more time in the bottle. Good. Reviewed July 23, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Pali Wine Co. Rancho La Viña Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

15.7% alc., 100 cases, $54, screw cap. · Dark and inky purple in color. Brooding and dull on the nose with demure aromas of black fruits. Fullbodied array of black Pinot fruits include black currants and raisin wrapped in muscular, dry tannins, finishing short and hollow. Powerful, fruit-driven and Syrah-like, lacking in seductive pinotosity. Decent. Reviewed July 23, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Samsara Rancho La Viña Vineyards Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., 120 cases, $46. · Darkly colored in the glass. Some reduction on the nose with aromas of black berries, earth, charred oak and campfire. Full-bodied core of purple fruit in a burly, husky style finishing with black grape fruit and astringent tannins. A little softer in the mouth the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle with less oak on the nose indicating the wine will benefit from more time in bottle. Decent. Reviewed January 11, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »