Lot 518 2012 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Lot 518
2012 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

The 2012 vintage release of a stunning Pinot Noir vertical.
Leathery top notes with brooding black fruit and raspberry kirsch that are just beginning to poke out of the ample structure. This wine is powerfully built with tremendous spine like a Cabernet – clearly the powerful 777 clone over-performed in this picture perfect vintage. Just beginning to reveal itself, and will definitely benefit with more bottle age and plentiful decants in the near term.

Style: Medium, Smooth

Flavors: Cherry, Raspberry

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.