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Lot 517 2011 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Lot 517
2011 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

The 2011 vintage release of a stunning Pinot Noir vertical.
$19
This wine came through beautifully in a challenging vintage. Certainly the more “Burgundian” of the four Pinots (I used that term very loosely; there is no mistaking these wines for Burgundy, they’re pure California), redolent with spicy, peppery raspberry and leather aromas which are perfectly echoed on the palate. Resonates with deliciousness.

Style: Medium, Smooth

Flavors: Raspberry, Spice

Cam Confidential

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a 2010-2013 vertical of pedigreed, gorgeous, single vineyard designate Pinot Noir from what is universally lauded as one of the best places to grow Pinot in the United States - the Santa Rita Hills. The vineyard is specifically mentioned and highly lauded by Antonio Galloni in his 2014 report on the region. However, instead of the going rate of $50+/bottle, this amazing collection can be had for just $19/bottle. Each vintage features the same vineyard, is comprised of a 115, 667, and 777 Dijon clone blend (more about Pinot Noir clones here), is made from the same barrel regimen, and bottled unfined and unfiltered – in short, a perfectly consistent snapshot of the vintage.

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