Bloom's Field is one of Domaine de la Côte's superb single-vineyard Pinot Noirs.
Domaine de la Côte
Domaine de la Côte is a project in the Santa Rita Hills, born out of the Evening Land Vineyards. When Evening Land decided to back out of Southern California, they sold the vineyards to Sashi Mooman, its winemaker in ...Learn more
“Loads of stem scent - green and herby. So distinctive. Resplendent with dark cherry fruit too. Savoury almost charred note to finish.”
“According to some of the winemakers at a tasting hosted by 27 of the members of IPOB in London a couple of weeks back, some of California’s old guard aren’t fond of the upstarts. Hate mail has been sent, and some American wine critics have accused them, Donald Trump-style, of making wimpy, un-American wines. For Sashi Moorman, the articulate winemaker behind Domaine de la Côte, however, it’s a question of different, not better. He defines the wines he makes with partner Rajat Parr in the Santa Rita Hills as “wines of place” that express the vineyards as opposed to “wines of style” that taste of a winemaking regime. The Bloom’s Field pinot is certainly distinctive, gossamer light with breathtakingly pure red fruit and a mouthwatering salty quality.”
“Round, fresh sweet fruit. Very lively and fresh-fruited. Quite delicate – not a single hint of syrupiness. Firm finish with light but convincingly leathery tannins. A wine set for the long term, surely.”
“I love the Domaine de la Cote wines. They bring Burgundy and California (my favourite regions) together in the most delicious way - smooth Pinot with velvety fruit and very well integrated oak. They are truly beautiful, well made wines - so much so that Bloom’s Field will be up there on my table with the turkey and pot of cranberry sauce this Christmas.”
“That's truly Burgundian in style ... That to me is an absolutely perfect wine, because that's a real expression of Pinot Noir. That's a wine I could drink a bottle of for lunch with no problem at all.”