“In Loving Memory of Gene & Ivor” on the label pays tribute to Gene McNany and Ivor Page, Mr Hunt & Mr Heist’s fathers, who both passed away too late to taste this but whose fierce love of top quality wine and a good deal live on here.
Lot 3: 2013 Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, 6-bottle pack
Lot 3 is one of California’s finest Pinot Noirs.
A prior winner of Top 100 Wines of the World and recipient of 95 and 94 points from Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator.
Luckily for you, we were owed some favors by some very kind people so Mr Hunt was given the run of the caves to pick out 6 barrels.
Similar to the best parts of regions like Burgundy, coastal Sonoma and Willamette, the Santa Rita Hills are ideal for Pinot Noir. Chalky soils, exposed hills, warm days, the east-west maritime ‘fog funnel’ and the very long growing season deliver beautifully developed fruit for wineries like Sea Smoke, Brewer-Clifton and Sanford to make waves around the wine world.
High quality Pinot from here is typically $45-60 per bottle and climbs quickly for the very best.
Intense, seductive, vibrant fruit with cocoa and rose petals leading through to a delicately juicy finish. Bottled in November, this wine can be put down for 10 years or enjoyed now.
Lot 2’s Pinot Noir was absolutely delicious Pinot at an utterly lunatic price with many people begging for more. Well, here you go…
Only available in 6 bottle packs and only one pack per person.
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