2015 Pinot Noir - Las Hermanas Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills

2015 Pinot Noir - Las Hermanas Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills
2015 Pinot Noir - Las Hermanas Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills

95 Points - The 2015 Pinot Noir Las Hermanas Vineyard offers a earthier, more gamey style, with ample forest floor, lavender, tart cherry, and sous bois aromas and flavors. The Gevrey-Chambertin in the lineup, with a decidedly Burgundian flare, this beauty is layered and elegant on the palate, with plenty of saltiness and minerality. Drink it over the coming decade - Jeb Dunnuck

93 Points -The pale to medium ruby colored 2015 Pinot Noir Las Hermanas is open on the nose, giving up dried rose petal and orange oil, Earl Grey tea, pink peppercorn, pipe tobacco and dusty earth with crushed strawberries, rhubarb and warm black and red cherries and berries. Light to medium-bodied and very silky, it gives up intense spicy fruits with pleasantly dusty tannins and juicy acidity, finishing long, energetic and spicy. - Erin Brooks, The Wine Advocate

Tasting notes

Matt’s Tasting Notes:  The density of the 2015 vintage is seen in this wine as well.  Rhubarb, wild strawberries, dark cherries, with complex spice aromatics. Rich and layered on an expansive mid-palate. The weight of this wines and its powerful flavors linger on in a lengthy finish.

Production notes
  • Grapes were hand-harvested from Las Hermanas Vineyard.
  • 50% whole cluster fermentation in small lots (2 tons)
  • Like always, we relied on the native yeast that the grapes carried from the vineyards to complete the fermentation
  • We hand punched each fermentor twice a day to enhance the extraction of colors, tannins and flavors
  • After primary fermentation was complete we extended maceration for up to 30-35 days to further extract color, tannins and flavor
  • Pressed with ultra-gentle stainless steel basket press in an 8-hour cycle
  • Aged in neutral oak for 22 months prior to bottling, no fining or filtering with two rackings before bottling.and then another year in bottle prior to releasing.
  • Clones 115 & 777
Varietal100% Pinot Noir
AppellationSta. Rita Hills
VineyardLas Hermanas
Aging22 months in 25% new french oak barrel
Fermentationnative yeast
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced240

95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

93 Points - The Wine Advocate

92 Points - The Wine Enthusiast

90+ - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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