Pinot Noir - La Rinconada Vineyard
2015
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009

The 2015 La Rinconada Pinot Noir is the best of the best from our estate vineyard in the esteemed Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Dijon clones 115, 667, and 777 along with a little Mt. Eden selection growing on the hillside east of our winery provided abounding flavors and wonderful concentration. An even growing season (similar to 2014) delivered beautifully complex wines of impeccable balance. This 2015 bottling is deep ruby red in color and is exploding with a combination of earthy cherry, sage, and white pepper. The palate delivers flavors of spicy red fruits framed nicely by bright acidity. The mid palate is full and roundand leads to a lingering finish suggestive of raspberry, cherry and mocha. This wine was allowed to age in new French Oak barrels (40% new) for 14 months where it gained concentration and a velvety texture. While enjoyable now, this wine has the balance and concentration to age gracefully for the next 10 to 15 years. 

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep ruby red
Aroma
Exploding with a combination of earthy cherry, sage, and white pepper
Taste
The mid palate is full and roundand leads to a lingering finish suggestive of raspberry, cherry and mocha
Product Information
Vintage: 
2015
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Pinot Noir
Appellation: 
Santa Rita Hills
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
14 days in stainless steel open top tank
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged in French Oak barrels (40% new) for 14 months
Bottled Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Release Date:
Friday, May 1, 2015
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML

The 2013 La Rinconada Pinot Noir is the best of the best from our estate vineyard in the esteemed Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Dijon clones 115, 667, and 777 along with a little Mt. Eden selection growing on the hillside east of our winery provided abounding flavors and wonderful concentration. An even growing season (similar to 2012) delivered beautifully complex wines of impeccable balance. This 2013 bottling is deep ruby red in color and is exploding with a combination of earthy cherry, sage, and white pepper. The palate delivers flavors of spicy red fruits framed nicely by bright acidity. The mid palate is full and roundand leads to a lingering finish suggestive of raspberry, cherry and mocha. This wine was allowed to age in new French Oak barrels (40% new) for 14 months where it gained concentration and a velvety texture. While enjoyable now, this wine has the balance and concentration to age gracefully for the next 10 to 15 years. 

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep ruby red
Aroma
Exploding with a combination of earthy cherry, sage, and white pepper
Taste
The mid palate is full and roundand leads to a lingering finish suggestive of raspberry, cherry and mocha
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Pinot Noir
Appellation: 
Santa Rita Hills
Alcohol: 
14.20%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
14 days in stainless steel open top tank
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged in French Oak barrels (40% new) for 14 months
Bottled Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Release Date:
Friday, May 1, 2015
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML

The 2012 La Rinconada Pinot Noir is sourced from select blocks of our estate vineyard in the esteemed Santa Rita Hills AVA. Dijon clones 115, 667 and 777 growing on the hill east of our winery give great intensity and complexity. A nearly perfect, even growing season delivered complex wines of impeccable balance. This 2012 bottling is deep ruby red in color and is exploding with spicy black fruits framed nicely by bright acidity. The mid palate is full and round and leads to a lingering finish suggestive of cherry and mocha.

 

The wine was allowed to age in French Oak barrels (50% New) for 14 months where it gained concentration and a velvety texture. While enjoyable now, this wine has the balance and concentration to age gracefully for the next 5 to 10 years.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep ruby red
Aroma
Aromas of spicy black cherry, cola, bacon fat and anise
Taste
Flavors of black fruits framed nicely by bright acidity
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Pinot Noir
Appellation: 
Santa Rita Hills
Alcohol: 
14.30%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
14 days in stainless steel open top tank
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged in French Oak barrels (50% new) for 14 months.
Bottled Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2014
Release Date:
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
1,036
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML

The 2011 La Rinconada Pinot Noir is exclusively sourced from our estate vineyard in the esteemed Santa Rita Hills AVA. Dijon clones 115, 667 and 777 growing on the hill east of our winery give great intensity and complexity. A frosty spring followed by a cool growing season resulted in elegant, complex wines. This 2011 vintage is deep ruby red in color and is exploding with spicy bing cherry, cola, bacon fat and white pepper. The palate is full and round and leads to a lingering finish suggestive of dusty chocolate and cherry.

 

The wine was allowed to age in French Oak barrels (50% New) for 14 months where it gained concentration and a velvety texture. While enjoyable now, this wine has the balance and concentration to age gracefully for the next 5 to 10 years.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep Ruby Red
Aroma
Aromas of spicy bing cherry, cola, bacon fat and white pepper.
Taste
The palate is full and round and leads to a lingering finish suggestive of dusty chocolate and cherry.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Pinot Noir
Appellation: 
Santa Rita Hills
Alcohol: 
14.20%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
14 days in stainless steel open top tank
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged in French Oak barrels (50% new) for 14 months.
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Release Date:
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
1,200
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML

The 2010 La Rinconada Pinot Noir is exclusively sourced from our estate vineyard in the esteemed Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Dijon clones 667, 777 and 115 growing on the hill east of the winery gives it great intensity and complexity. The wine is deep ruby red in color and is exploding with spicy black cherry, cola, pepper and tar. The palate delivers favors of rich fruit framed nicely by bright acidity. The mid palate is full, round and leads to a lingering finsish suggestive of dusty chocolate and cherry. 

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep ruby red
Aroma
Exploding with spicy black cherry,cola, pepper and tar
Taste
The mid palate is full, round and leads to a lingering finish suggestive of dusty chocolate and cherry.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2010
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
Pinot Noir
Appellation: 
Santa Rita Hills
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Acid Level: 
6.60 g/l
Sugar Level:
No residual sugars
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
100% malolactic fermentation.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The wine was allowed to age in new French Oak barrels (50% New) for 10 months where it gained concentration and a velvety texture.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, August 24, 2009
Cases Produced: 
1,215
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML

The 2009 La Rinconada Pinot Noir is exclusively sourced from the estate vineyard in the esteemed Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Dijon clones 667, 777 and 115 growing on the hill east of the winery gives it great intensity and complexity. The wine is deep ruby red in color and is exploding with spicy cherry and earthy raspberry aromas with a hint of anise and white pepper. The palate delivers flavors of black cherry framed nicely by bright acidity and ripe tannins.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep garnet red
Aroma
Exploding with spicy raspberry and cranberry aromas with hints of white pepper and smoked tea.
Taste
The palate delivers flavors of Bing cherry framed nicely by bright acidity. The mid palate is rich and round and leads to a lingering finish suggestive of dusty chocolate.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2009
Type:
Red
Appellation: 
Santa Barbara
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Acid Level: 
6.60 g/l
Sugar Level:
No residual sugars
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
100% malolactic fermentation.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The wine was allowed to age in new French Oak barrels (50% New) for 14 months where it gained concentration and a velvety texture. While enjoyable now, this wine has the balance and concentration to age gracefully for the next 5 to 10 years.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, August 24, 2009
Cases Produced: 
1,215
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML