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The Hilt 2017 Estate Pinot Noir

$45.00

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Score: 95AG, 94JD, 91RP
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2017
Alcohol: 14.1%
Cases Produced: 3285
Wine Maker: Matt Dees
The Hilt is defined by its three maritime influenced vineyards in the southwest corner of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation: Radian, Bentrock and Puerta del Mar.
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 complexities of our properties 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.

95 Points Antonio Galloni:

“The 2017 Pinot Noir is super-impressive, especially as the estate’s entry-level Pinot. A rush of sweet red and purplish berry fruit, lavender, blood orange, exotic spice and licorice all race out of the glass in an expansive, beautifully resonant Pinot that dazzles from start to finish. Quite simply, the 2017 offers unreal quality at this level and price. Vineyard sources are 45% Radian, 30% Bentrock and 25% Sanford & Benedict. Don’t miss it!”

94 Points Jeb Dunnuck:

“Leading off the Pinot Noirs, the 2017 Pinot Noir Estate reveals a deeper ruby/purple-tinged color as well as a ripe, sexy bouquet of black raspberries, cassis, scorched earth, violets, and background oak. Rounded, medium to full-bodied, textured, and just loaded with dark fruit on the palate, it’s beautifully balanced and will drink fabulously well for at least 7-8 years.”

91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate:
“The 2017 Estate Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills, aged for 12 months in 15% new French oak and with 5% stem inclusion, is pale to medium ruby-purple with tricolored fruits: blackberries, red berries and sliced blueberries with loamy earth, dust, peppered meat and dried florals. It’s medium-bodied with a restrained fruit core and earthy accents, grainy tannins and juicy acidity, finishing long.”

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