Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast

Chanin

Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Rather different from my last btl. Five hours or so air. Much more mineral, with loads of crushed stone and red berry. Lovely hi-toned acid on the palate; crushed red raspberry, attenuated tannin on the finish. Nose is better than the palate. — a day ago

Douglas, Severn and 5 others liked this

Foley Estates

Rancho Santa Rosa Pinot Noir 2018

Ruby with aromas of sweet ripe berry fruits with a touch of oak. On the palate flavors of cherry and raspberry with tobacco, oak and earthy notes. Soft tannins, good balance on long finish ending with notes of earth. Fruit and pepper spice. Nice. — 14 days ago

Daniel P., Paul and 1 other liked this

El Pino Club

Sea Floored Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2018

John W
9.0

Ruby coloration. Can see through to the bottom of the glass for transparency. On the nose, black cherry, cherry cola, forest floor, and smoked oak. On the palate, medium body, nicely balanced, cherry, strawberry, sweet fruit forward flavors. Some oak, minerals and earthiness present. Long finish with the fruit. — 3 days ago

Alma Rosa

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017

Briny notes off the cork. Maroon in color and partially transparent. Strawberry rhubarb pie aroma. Super juicy upfront, reminds me of watermelon jolly rancher. Mild acid that is more malic to me. Pretty good heat on the finish, and lingers with a tart cherry. Strong showing! — 10 days ago

Siduri

Clos Pepe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005

Five single-vineyard CA Pinots vs 5 Burgs: Gevrey-Chambertin, Vosne-Romanee + three 1er Crus Beaunes. All 2005s. Rob Jensen, owner, and Sue Ryan, lead wine educator at Testarossa joined our group for the tasting. This Siduri made a strong showing at #4. — 10 days ago

Rob, Jeremy.Buss and 14 others liked this

Domaine de la Côte

Bloom's Field Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2018

Good Pinot but a little too hyped up in my opinion. Cheers. Great nose, good on the pallet; good wine just my expectation may have been too high. — 14 days ago

Ira, Bob and 16 others liked this
Charles York

Charles York

Agreed! Nose was better than the palate.

Sanford

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2016

Medium lemon with aromas of stone and citrus fruits with nutty floral notes. On the palate flavors of apple, pear, lemon citrus zest and melon, complex, mineral tones with soft creamy oak and sweet spice. The wine was fresh, with vibrant crisp acidity, well balanced on a long finish ending with fruit and floral notes. Nice, drink now! — 19 days ago

Alex, Paul and 2 others liked this

Testarossa

Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005

Five single-vineyard CA Pinots vs 5 Burgs: Gevrey-Chambertin, Vosne-Romanee + three 1er Crus Beaunes. All 2005s. Rob Jensen, owner, and Sue Ryan, lead wine educator at Testarossa joined our group for the tasting. My fave of the night! — 10 days ago

Eric, Jeremy.Buss and 12 others liked this
Ron R

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Hmm 🤔

Melville

Estate Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2013

This is the 2013 Melville Santa Rita Hills Estate Pinot Noir. This is from Lompoc, CA.

On the nose I get cherry, raspberries, cranberry, clove, all spice, orange peel and forest floor.

On the palate there is tart cherry, strawberry, raspberry, clove, hibiscus, vanilla, allspice and earth.

This is a medium bodied wine with medium + acidity and medium fine tannins that move into a medium to medium + red fruit spicy finish. I hope your weekend is going well, here it has been hot and humid. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 20 days ago

Hermes, Paul and 18 others liked this

Le Machin

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Delish! SRH Pinot is my fave CA Pinot. Soft and balanced with light red fruity complexity and delicate baking hints. Strawberries and cherries. Yum! — 16 days ago

Ellen, Paul and 4 others liked this