The Racines 2019 Sta. Rita Hills Cuvee Pinot Noir captivates with its ethereal charm and attractive character. Upon a gentle pour, the wine reveals a delicate, inviting ruby-red color in the glass. The nose is an aromatic journey, unfolding sweet notes of dried cherry, intertwined with hints of mint, tobacco, and sage, adding to its complexity and allure. On the palate, this Pinot Noir embraces a savory style, with the fruit gracefully taking a step back, allowing its aromatic presence to shine. With a few years of cellaring, the wine promises to soften further, enhancing its already alluring attributes. A subtle and elegant wine that lingers on the finish, the 2019 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a true testament to the captivating allure of Sta. Rita Hills terroir.
Antonio Galloni - 90 Points
"The 2019 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills is an attractive, ethereal wine. Sweet dried cherry, mint, tobacco and sage are some of the aromas and flavors that open in the glass. I would give this a few years in bottle to soften. This is an especially savory style of Pinot with plenty of aromatic presence, and the fruit pushed into the background. The Sta. Rita Hills cuvée is a blend of fruit from Domaine de la Côte and La Encantada."