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Santa Rita Hills

2015 SRH Pinot Noir
The Santa Rita Hills is a small appellation at the western end of the Santa Ynez Valley that has gained national recognition for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The Valley runs west to east, opening a gap in the coastal range, allowing the late afternoon ocean fog to roll in where it lingers until early morning. The surrounding hills trap the fog before it is dissipated in the wider Santa Ynez Valley.

The fog cools the vines from the day's summer heat and it is this combination of warm days and cool nights that gives the wine its complexity as well as providing acidity to give it structure.

Winemaker's comments: 2015 was an extremely small crop and gives us a dense expression of Pinot Noir. 7 clones in 12 different fermentation lots allow blending layers of complexity and finesse.

Gold Medal
2018 Tasters Guild Wine Tasting
0 Points 2018 Wine Spectator
93 Points 2018 Wine Enthusiast 'Editors' Choice'

Suggested Retail Price: 27

2015 SRH Pinot Noir 27.00

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Aug.28 to Sept.21 2015
Sugar: 23.7-25.2 Brix

100% Lafond Vineyard
Santa Rita Hills

Barrels: 94 Oak Barrel lot
100% malolactic fermentation
Total Acid: .65
pH: 3.47
Alcohol: 14.6%
Sugar: Dry

Bottled: August 11-12, 2016

Production: 2311 Cases