Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2021
Domaine de la Côte

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2021
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The DDLC Estate Pinot Noir is Domaine de la Côte's sole estate wine. Enjoy vibrant, lifted fruit notes and fine tannins. Unlike other single-parcel offerings, this blend delivers a comprehensive taste of the Sta. Rita Hills terroir in one bottle. Simple elegance and a true reflection of the estate's character. Antonio Galloni celebrates the '20 and '21 vintages with a 92 pt rating.

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Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2021
Rajat parr and Sashi Moorman of Domaine de la Côte

Domaine de la CôteCalifornia

PRODUCER: Domaine de la Côte

REGION: STA.RITA HILLS AVA, CALIFORNIA

FOUNDER/WINEMAKER: RAJAT PARR & SASHI MOORMAN

Established in 2013, Domaine de la Côte has emerged as a beacon of exceptional New World Pinot Noir, quickly gaining a cult following and providing a compelling alternative to traditional Burgundian styles. Renowned sommelier…

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QUICK FACTS:

  • A blend of all Domaine de la Côte’s single-parcel wines
  • A compelling portrait of the estate's diverse terrains 
  • 92 PTS - Antonio Galloni 

TASTING PROFILE:

"Pure, lifted fruit greets your first inhalation toned red currant, cherry, and strawberry. Underneath lie hints of violet and lilac over earthy suggestions of chalk powder and dusty gravel. The story of fruit continues in the mouth, edging toward purple, rather than red, with flavors of pomegranate and hibiscus. Structurally, the wine is stout.

Its first impression begins on the tongue’s tip on middle, leaving a spray of energetic, fine tannins on the roof of the mouth. A pleasing, affable wine now, expect it to soften and broaden even more over the next few years." - Jordan Mackay

IN THE VINEYARD:

  • A blend from each unique parcel within the Domaine
  • Organically farmed
  • Harvested on the 10th & 15th of September 2021

IN THE WINERY:

  • Whole cluster fermentation with indigenous yeasts
  • 10 months in neutral French oak
  • Only 659 cases made

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Expect a softer, expansive personality in the coming years
  • Perfect with roasted duck or a rich mushroom risotto

in the press

"A gorgeous introduction to this range. All of the house signatures are present, but in miniature, as readers might expect. Aromatic and light on its feet, the Sta. Rita Hills has enough energy and drive to drink well for a number of years. The only real issue here is that the other Pinots in the range are even more alluring!"  92 PTS - Antonio Galloni 

"The 2021 Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills) is a punchy, savory wine. Sweet dried cherry, mint, dried herbs, anise and orange peel all grace this understated, classy Pinot. Medium in body and quite gracious, the 2021 is stellar." 92 PTS - Antonio Galloni