2020 Vista Al Rio Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills
The Vista al Rio is from the north-west facing hillside block of our La Rinconada Vineyard overlooking the Santa Ynez River. This parcel is planted in well-drained, rocky clay loam soil derived from weathered shale. Always pure and striking with a refined and exotic nose. Dark fruit, lavender, black tea, and spice notes jump out of the glass. The 2020 is bold, and racy for a wine from such a warm vintage. Difficult to resist in its youth this wine will age gracefully.