Lot 505 2012 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Lot 505
2012 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

90 Pts, Editors' Choice: 2014 Wine Enthusiast; Gold Medal: 2014 SF Chronicle Wine Competition; Cellartracker Avg. Score 90 pts; Cult quality California Pinot Noir.
  • Winemaker Challenge Platinum Winner
Big, meaty, masculine nose of blueberry pie, licorice, and damson plum. Gamey, leathery notes underpin the aromas while black pepper notes mingle up top with the dark fruit. As it continues to open, a ripe beam of raspberry liqueur dominates at this stage. The mid-palate is seamless and fruit-focused, but the wine is obviously still quite young and its potential is just beginning to show.

Style: Medium, Smooth

Flavors: Blueberry, Plum, Raspberry

Cam Confidential

Lot 505 is part of a grapes-to-glass, no expense spared, luxury Pinot Noir program with a brand new state-of-the-art custom crush facility on California’s Central Coast.

As part of our ultra-premium wine program, we sourced two of the finest vineyards in the area: The John Sebastiano Vineyard and Radian Vineyards. These two extreme sites, whose wind-raked, westerly exposures sit above the Santa Ynez River, were developed with microscopic yields in mind (about 1.5 tons/acre) and the latest clonal selections to produce some of biggest, brawniest Pinot Noir in the state.