Lot 517 | 2011 Sta. Rita Hills
The 2011 vintage release of a stunning Pinot Noir vertical.
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- Sta. Rita Hills
- Pinot Noir
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- 200 cases
- Now through 2024
- Release Email
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.
A nice wine for the price but not anything special. A very average pinot noir. Drink now.
Ain't no more left. Consider myself lucky to have had the experience. Medium maturity with raspberry syrup flavors and length on the tongue. I miss it!!
Very nice drinking now wine
Great nose with leather and spice. Nice fruit and black pepper on the taste. Opens up very nicely within 15 minutes. I think that I got some violets on the taste. At the end of the day, a very very nice wine. Lighter than the Cabs but a great value and very interesting wine.
Paul from NJ
Great red from SR Hills!
For me - it's all about the drink-ability. Personally, I've had some pinot noir who just didn't live up to the hype (or price). I have been searching for a pinot that rewards me with the taste of something different when we are not in the mood for a light chardonnay or a full bodied cab. So we all tried it before dinner with some light fare and all of us really enjoyed this red from Santa Rita Hills - I'm glad I have a few more bottles in the cellar and look forward to the next opportunity to crack one open.
Nice gameiness, cherries, spicy oakiness and earthy quality. Nice body and length.
I bought the entire 4 vintage vertical when it came out and finally came around to tasting them all back to back. Call me crazy for taking the 2011 over the rest, but I think I liked this one the most out of the entire series. 2010 came a close second.
Tried at room temperature then twirled an Ice Cube for 5 seconds before removing it. Better cooler. Nice color and nose, good mouthfeel, 20 second finish. Fruity ad not real dry. I thought it was decent wine for an apparently off vintage.
This Pinot held up very well to rich Italian food. Chill it first let it breath then drink...
I'm a Cabernet drinker. That being said, I found this Pinot pretty good...not great. It was better than other Pinots I have tried but not my favorite.
I love wine and will drink almost any wine you hand me. I thought this was just okay. My husband, however, is a little more picky with his wines and did not like this at all.