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Walt Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2018

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750ml /
Vintage: 2018
  • WS 90
  • WIL 90
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2018 Walt Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir red wine is medium ruby in color with pronounced aromas of red cherry, cranberry, wet stone, raspberry coulis and baking spice. The wine has mouthwatering acidity with notes of black cherry, dark plum, nutmeg and white pepper. Sourced from three vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills, this wine showcases the expressive appellation.

Weight 3.5 lbs
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2 reviews for Walt Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2018

  1. WS

    Svelte and juicy, with lively dark plum and boysenberry flavors that feature forest floor notes. Pastry hints on the rich, open-textured finish. Drink now through 2023.

  2. WIL

    The 2018 Walt Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir offers a full experience on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine brings bold berries and oak onto the palate. Enjoy it with a juicy, grilled ribeye.

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Critical Acclaim

WS 90

Wine Spectator

Svelte and juicy, with lively dark plum and boysenberry flavors that feature forest floor notes. Pastry hints on the rich, open-textured finish. Drink now through 2023.
WIL 90

Wilfred Wong

The 2018 Walt Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir offers a full experience on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine brings bold berries and oak onto the palate. Enjoy it with a juicy, grilled ribeye.

What does Walt Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2018 taste like?


Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
Earthy Flavors of the wine

earthy, smoke, leather

Red Fruit flavors of the wine

cherry, red fruit, raspberry

Oaky Flavors of the wine

oak, cola, tobacco

Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

black fruit, blackcurrant, blackberry

Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

pepper, anise

brioche, brown sugar

Floral aromas found in the wine

perfume

Food Pairing with Walt Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2018

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Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir, a name derived from the French words for 'pine' and 'black,' refers to both a red-wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera and the wines predominantly made from these grapes. This grape varietal is celebrated for its tightly clustered, pinecone-shaped bunches of fruit. It has a reputation for being a delicate and challenging grape to cultivate and transform into wine, but it yields some of the most highly prized and expressive wines in the world. 2. Growing Regions: Climate and Soil Pinot Noir thrives in cooler climates, making it a staple in regions like Burgundy (France), Oregon's Willamette Valley (USA), Central Otago (New Zealand), and parts of Australia like Yarra Valley and Tasmania. The success of Pinot Noir in these areas can be attributed to specific...Please check Pinot Noir for more information
Sta Rita Hills
 
The Sta. Rita Hills wine region, recognized as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) since July 2001, boasts a storied past steeped in viticultural heritage. Initially christened as Santa Rita Hills, the area underwent a rebranding to Sta. Rita Hills in 2006, following a dispute with Vina Santa Rita, a prominent Chilean winery. Spanning roughly 14,000 hectares (36,000 acres), this AVA primarily cultivates Pinot Noir, alongside other varietals like Chardonnay, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, and more. Geographically positioned at the western extremity of the Santa Ynez Valley within the Central Coast wine region of California, Sta. Rita Hills enjoys a unique set of climatic advantages. Nestled within the larger Santa Ynez... ...Check Region for more information

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