Windrun 2015 Pinot Noir
Sta. Rita Hills
Composition: From one of the finest vintages in recent memory, Windrun’s 12th limited-production bottling is from fruit grown on a steep, north-facing slope above the Santa Ynez River. Located mid-appellation, this vineyard features well-drained, loam-and-gravel soils and plantings of four renowned Dijon Pinot Noir clones, including 667 and 115. It was barrel-aged for 20 months, 22% in new French oak.
Tasting notes: This wine is an excellent example of the complex character for which wines from this area of the Sta. Rita Hills are known, showing a dark garnet color and robust, sumptuous mouthfeel. With traces of wild blackberry, earth, and allspice, punctuated by a luscious, long finish, this elegantly balanced wine will continue to reward with extended aging.
93 points Wine Enthusiast; 90 points wine Spectator.