Domaine de la Côte “Sta. Rita Hills” Pinot Noir, 2014

£41.50

Very limited production.  Made from declassified grapes from the domain’s four vineyards.  Aged in mostly old oak to allow maximum expression of the delicately perfumed fruit.  Bing cherry, leather and spice.  Earthy and gamey on the palate.  Silken texture.

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Decanter Magazine – 97pts

“Sashi Moorman and Rajat Parr make their Pinots taste effortlessly elegant, but it’s a fine-tuned approach in the cellar and ultra-attentive viticulture that achieve those mouthwatering results. Their estate bottling is like a juicy cross between Burgundy’s Volnay and Beaujolais’ Morgon.” (21.12.2016)

Jancis Robinson – 17/20

“Star-bright ruby colour. Light aromatics. Savoury, red-fruit palate integrated through with sweet spice and plenty of savour, with a sour-cherry finish that opens to notes of strawberry and dark chocolate. Approachable and drinkable now. Rather simple compared with the single-vineyard wines with a much shorter finish but it gains complexity with air after opening and offers good harmony and balance. GV [good value]” (ECB – 17.09.2017)

Domaine de la Côte

 

Domaine de la Côte translates literally to Estate of the Slope. The Domaine is a collection of vineyards planted over 24ha of a south-facing slope at the western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Memorious, Bloom’s Field, Siren’s Call, Clos Juliet, and La Côte are the names of the vineyards. Rising to an elevation of 700 feet above the Santa Ynez River, the Domaine sits atop a 25 million year old seabed, 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

The vineyards are planted entirely to California heritage selections at extremely high vine densities between 6,400 and 11,200 vines per hectare. Although the Domaine spans a mere 24ha, the diversity of its climats (terroir) is staggering: each vineyard has a unique geology, aspect, elevation and microclimate. Such distinct expressions of site in such close proximity is unparalleled in California.

The Domaine was organically farmed from 2007 through 2016. The 2017 growing season marks our transition to biodynamic practices. We make wine with the philosophy of “add nothing; take nothing away.” The wines are vinified, raised, and bottled at their winery in Lompoc, California, 3 miles from the Domaine.

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3,200 cases produced. Made form declassified grapes from the domain’s four vineyards. 50% whole bunch fermented and aged in mostly old oak to allow the maximum expression of the delicately perfumed fruit. Bing cherry, leather and spice. Earthy and gamey on the palate. Silken texture.

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