- Ampelos Cellars Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills 2012 Product #28336 (In Stock)
These guys are best known as a vineyard source for other top Sta. Rita Hills winemakers (e.g. Greg Brewer), but they make a tiny amount of wine on their own as well. This is a terrific example with more structure and focus than you often find in such ripe, Sta. Rita Hills Pinot. Fresh Pinot aromas of red berries, wildflowers, and spice open the show and lead to a focused mouthful of cherry, redcurrant, and raspberry fruit with accents of warm spice, earth, and cola. Gets a little more smoky with air, but stays focused and fresh through the supple, sweetly fruited, finish. Delicious now - but gone soon, because only 600 cases made!