2020 Gainey Vineyard Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills, USA

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Winemaker Notes
We craft our Gainey Vineyard Pinot Noir exclusively from grapes grown at our two vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation located at the western edge of the Santa Ynez Valley – Evan’s Ranch & Rancho Esperanza. These cool, marine-influenced sites, just 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean, are ideal for the cultivation of world-class Pinot Noir.

Our latest vintage of this delightful wine displays a vivid ruby-red hue and bright, fragrant, fruit-forward aromas of black cherry, red raspberry, blackberry and pomegranate, complemented by a whiff of rose hips tea. On the palate, the wine delivers intense, juicy, strawberry, cherry, plum and blackberry flavors that take on a zesty, tea-leaf spice tone en-route to a long, fruitful, mineral-tinged finish. Delicious now with foods like grilled salmon, rotisserie chicken, roast duck, and lamb, this vibrant, varietally expressive Pinot Noir will age gracefully in bottle for the next 2-3 years.

Press from previous vintage
Rated 94 Points
Always a reliable bottling, this appellation blend is even more triumphant in a great vintage. Fresh strawberry and plum aromas meet with earthy herbs on the zesty, fresh nose. The palate holds a tense line that rises into the finish, giving structure to the more opulent red fruit, purple flower, cardamom and lingering peppercorn flavors. Wine Enthusiast