2017 La Rinconada, Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, California, USA

2017 La Rinconada, Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, California, USA

Product: 20178049753
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2017 La Rinconada, Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, California, USA

Description

The 2017 Pinot Noir La Rinconada is powerful and explosive in the glass, with tremendous structural intensity driving a deep expression of site. Lavender, sage, mint, savory herbs and rich blue-toned fruit give the 2017 a distinctly virile, somber personality. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2017 is going to need time to be at its best.

Drink 2020-2029

Vinous (Jun 2019)

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Antonio Galloni, Vinous93/100
Decanter93/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous93/100
The 2017 Pinot Noir La Rinconada is powerful and explosive in the glass, with tremendous structural intensity driving a deep expression of site. Lavender, sage, mint, savory herbs and rich blue-toned fruit give the 2017 a distinctly virile, somber personality. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2017 is going to need time to be at its best.

Drink 2020-2029

Vinous (Jun 2019) Read more
Decanter93/100
La Rinconada typically shows itself as a masculine and weighty vineyard site, and the 2017 Racines Wine Co. bottling is no exception. The grapes sit atop coarse shale, and 225 cases of the resulting wine were produced. The nose is red-fruited and fresh, and the texture of the palate is slightly less tannic than the Tyler Winery iteration. The Racines wines take the seriousness of the Tyler line-up up a notch, and should be cellared for a few years to get the most out of them.

Drink 2021-3036

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About this WINE

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

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