The Hilt Pinot Noir, CA 2020
VINTAGE : 2020
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : California, Sta. Rita Hills
VARIETALS : Pinot Noir
The Estate wines are defined by the fruit and flavors of our little southwestern corner of the Sta. Rita Hills. They speak of the nuances and complexitites of our propeties as a whole. These wines take into account the many aspects, clones, soil types and other properties of our estate. They give us the maximum amount of blending components and, represent the most complete wines in our portfolio.
Matt Dees, Winemaker Notes:
A joyous version of The Hilt Estate Pinot Noir. expressive red fruit and cooling herbs. Plush attack with mineral-laden character. Cherry, hibiscus, cranberry and blood orange. Pine forest and chanterelle. Brilliantly fresh with a lovely balance between savory herbal notes and hedonistic red fruit. Vibrant acidity. Dried strawberry and cocoa powder. Succulent and delicious offering today. Persistent with such lovely and expansive depth. Highlights the ripe fruit of the vintage balanced alongside the charms of the cool climate of our wind-blown, ocean-influenced vineyards.
92 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous
93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck