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MacPhail Family Wines
Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, CA
MacPhail Family Wines 2012 "Rita's Crown Vineyard" Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, CA
THANKSGIVING DINNER IS A PERFECT PAIRING FOR THIS PINOT NOIR.
With the purchase of a case (12 bottles) of MacPhail Family Wines 2012 Rita's Crown Vineyard, enjoy a VIP Single Vineyard Tasting for two at MacPhail Tasting Lounge @ The Barlow in the heart of Sonoma. Keep it for yourself or gift to a friend. $30/pp value.
MacPhail Family Wines 2012 Rita's Crown Vineyard
Lovers of Pinot Noir from Santa Rita Hills are loyal evangelists and know the complexity, quality and age ability of these wines. While MacPhail Family Wines is located in Sonoma County, they jumped at the chance to make a wine from Santa Rita Hills for inclusion in their robust Pinot Noir portfolio.
Intense and dense purple in appearance, it is apparent right away this is not your average Pinot Noir. A penetrating fruit forward nose of blackberry, plum, black cherry, cinnamon, clove and violets intermingle tantalizingly. The palate is complex with incredible structure. Flavors of blueberry, currants meld with smoke, cola, floral and bakeshop notes to lead to medium tannins and a long concentrated lingering finish. ~Denise Cody, Chief Operating Angel, Cellar Angels
100% Pinot Noir
This wine will continue to evolve beautifully over the next 12-15 years.
Rita's Crown Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills AVA, Santa Barbara, CA
92 - Cellar Selection Wine Enthusiast
90 - Tasting Panel Magazine
90 - The Pinot Report
Winemaker and Founder:
Additional Winemaker Notes:
- Grapes are hand-picked, hand sorted twice and 100% de-stemmed.
- Fermented with indigenous yeast and as needed added yeast strains.
- Aged 11 months sur lie in French Oak, 40% new oak barrels.
About Santa Rita Hills AVA:
What happens when you combine maritime throat (a pure east-west series of rolling hills that have no barriers between the hillside vineyards and the adjacent Pacific Ocean), poor marine-based soils, elevated calcium in the soil and the Pacific’s cooling influence through fog, wind and moderating summer heat? One of the world’s best cool-climate viticulture areas for Pinot Noir.