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2018 SAMSARA – SANTA RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR (750ML)
VINTAGE 2018, 100% PINOT NOIR
TASTING NOTES | Complex aromatics with big fruit focus and more subtle minerality and chaparral/herbal qualities as well. Generous on the palate with richness and fruit-driven flavors, with bright acidity that helps maintain freshness and balance. Silky texture with fine but firm tannins providing structure
WINEMAKER PRODUCTION NOTES | The 2018 vintage is the stuff dreams are made of. The most ‘classic’ Santa Barbara County vintage of the decade with a cool, long growing season. A very ‘civilized’ harvest with no dramatic heat events or adverse weather. SAMsARA was finally out of the half-decade drought thanks to the heavy rainfall in 2017, and vineyards were healthy and happy. Yields were moderate with some sites being slightly below average. The slightly low yields combined with extra ‘hang-time’ in 2018 resulted in super balanced and physiologically ripe fruit.
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