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The Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a blend of seven different clones grown on two contiguous vineyards. Winemaker Bruce Mcguire balances fruit from Lafond Vineyard and Burning Creek Ranch to create a distinct and nuanced wine.


Located in Sta. Rita Hills, both vineyard sites benefit from the offshore breeze, coastal fog, and the river deposited soils. And with multiple clones to work with, Bruce has the flexibility each year to create a delicious vintage.


Lafond Vineyard is ideally situated to produce Pinot Noir exhibiting the unique and exotic flavor profile one finds in only a few regions of the world. Specific areas within our vineyard exhibit elevated concentration and complexity due to soil type and exposure to the elements. We have planted eight distinct clones of Pinot Noir, each with subtle differences in flavor and aroma.


Winemaker Comments: Lafond Vineyard has six clones of Pinot Noir with the oldest vines being 20 years old. With increasing vine age, depth and complexity intensifies. This selection is from lower vigour vines which show more dark fruit.


Tasting Notes: The 2018 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a deep ruby color. Delicate aromas of raspberries and violets combine with mild notes of cherry cola. Stewed Bing cherry, truffle and dried lavender complete the palate. This light-bodied red wine has strong tannins, and can easily stand up to smoked meats, game birds, or teriyaki salmon.



Wine Enthusiast- 92 points

2018 Pinot Noir - Sta. Rita Hills

SKU: 434018
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    100% Lafond Vineyard

    AVA: Sta. Rita Hills


    September 20 - October 16, 2018
    Sugar: 25.1 Brix



    September 10 & 11, 2019

    Alcohol: 14.5%
    Total Acid: .64
    pH: 3.47
    Sugar: Dry


    74 barrel lot

    18% new French oak

    9 months in barrel

    Production: 1,829 cases

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