Alma Rosa 2021 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
Displaying a deep dark ruby color, our 2021 Alma Rosa Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is aromatic and vibrant on the nose. Made up of fruit primarily from our El Jabali estate, our Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir also includes fruit from select vineyard partners across the southern corridor of the Sta. Rita Hills. Representative of the great growing season in our region, this wine shows plump notes of freshly picked strawberries, raspberries, red currants and orange peel, layered with bracing notes of ocean mist, rose petals, sage and thyme. Bright, with mouthwatering acidity and noted salinity, firm tannins are well pronounced, but smooth, providing good structure and a long and complex finish. On the palate, pleasing notes of fresh raspberries and cranberries prevail. Complex, vibrant and seductive, this Pinot Noir expresses the best characteristics of the Sta. Rita Hills’ exceptional and unique terroir.
93 points Wine Enthusiast