We are proud to announce our very first bottling of Pinot Noir under the Riviera Wine Group & WINECULT label!
This micro-bottling of Pinot Noir was one of the most beautiful silver linings when COVD-19 caused all international travel to come to a halt, canceling our 2 year late honeymoon to Spain and France in May 2020. We now had some extra cash, and were presented with an opportunity to bottle a single barrel of this extremely high quality Pinot Noir and we jumped on it. It was bottled on our 2 year anniversary, May 25th, 2020 and feels like our honeymoon in a bottle. We hope you enjoy this gorgeous representation of a Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir as much as we do!
Varietal - 100% Pinot Noir
Winemaker - Kat Neenan
Appellation - Santa Rita Hills AVA
Vineyard - Spear Vineyard (Certified Organic and farmed Biodynamically)
Alcohol - 14%
Case Production - 25 cases, that's only 1 barrel!
Vinification and Elevage - Blended with heavy and light extractions. Aged for 12 months in a neutral French Oak barrel then racked to tank. 15% whole cluster. Unfiltered and unfined.
Tasting Notes - Cherry, raspberry, baking spices, earth, and a hint of vanilla. Winemaker Kat would say, "this is a total expression of the property."