Forged from high elevation vineyards in California’s Santa Rita Hills district, an area that’s becoming increasingly known for producing world-class Pinot Noir. Producers like Clos Pepe, Seasmoke and Brewer Clifton, whose 2012 “Santa Rita Hills” Pinot ranked as the #8 Wine on the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list last year helped put this remarkable AVA on the map.
Foley Johnson’s expert consulting winemaker is David Ramey. David is one of the great pioneers in the wine industry, having helped put many iconic wineries on the map, including Dominus, Rudd, Jericho Canyon and his eponymous, highly prized Ramey label.
A brilliantly vibrant expression of Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir, this wine spends 15 months in oak barrels before bottling. One of the things I love about Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir is the profound, dazzling aromatics. When these aromatics are coupled with lively fruit, exotic spice nuances and bracing mineralogy, it’s a wine that excites and delights, especially at this modest price.
2013 PINOT NOIR
SANTA RITA HILLS
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Winery Tasting Notes:
“This wine has juicy fruit notes of boysenberry and raspberry jam followed by vibrant cherry cola and caramelized sugar. The French Oak barrels add great structure and length to the lush fruit profile. This wonderful medium bodied Pinot pairs perfectly with just about anything, but Italian food really enhances its flavors.”
More About Foley Johnson’s Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir…
Sourced from the Rancho Santa Rosa East and West Blocks in California’s Santa Rita Hills AVA, Foley Johnson’s 2013 Pinot Noir spent 15 months in premium French oak barrels.
The Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard lies in the Santa Rita Hills region of Santa Barbara county, climbing 500 to 1000 feet above sea level. There are a series of individual micro-climates, combined with cool maritime influences making this is the perfect spot for Pinot Noir.
If you love vibrant, penetrating, seductive flavors combined with impeccable balance, look no further than Foley Johnson’s Santa Rita Hills bottling.