93 Pt. Alma Rosa Santa Rita Hills Barrel Select Pinot Noir 2013

93 Pt. Alma Rosa Santa Rita Hills Barrel Select Pinot Noir 2013

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The Barrel Select Pinot Noir from pioneering Santa Barbara winemaker Richard Sanford shows his true mastery with the notoriously challenging grape. Vivid flavors are complexly arrayed in this wine's youthful presentation, and will doubtlessly develop fantastic earthy nuance over years to come. This is a keeper, but buy enough to enjoy a few early on. You won't be able to resist!
 
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast!
Also a 'Cellar Selection'
 "The palate combines turned earth, dried fennel and chipped sandalwood with delicate raspberry and strawberry fruit. That ethereal lightness will concentrate with time and last decades."

Wine Ratings

93 - Wine Enthusiast!
92 - Wine Advocate!

Description

Unit Size750.00 ML
VarietalPinot Noir
Vintage2013
GrapePinot Noir
CountryUnited States
RegionSanta Barbara County
Alcohol Content14.50%

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Alma Rosa Santa Rita Hills Barrel Select Pinot Noir 2013
 
 
By Wine Enthusiast
Alma Rosa 2013 Barrel Select Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills)
Points: 93
Special Designation: Cellar Selection
Designation: Barrel Select
Variety: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, US
Winery: Alma Rosa
Alcohol: 14.50%
Bottle Size: 750.00 ml
Category: Red
Date Published: 11/1/2016
Richard Sanford and winemaker Nick de Luca are making wines to stand the test of time, including this bottling that offers dried roses, rust and light cranberry on the nose. The palate combines turned earth, dried fennel and chipped sandalwood with delicate raspberry and strawberry fruit. That ethereal lightness will concentrate with time and last decades. Drink 2019–2033.

By Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
2013 Alma Rosa Pinot Noir Barrel Select
USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara
Rating: 92
Producer: Alma Rosa 
Color: Red
Type: Table
Sweetness: Dry
Variety: Pinot Noir
Drink Date: 2015 - 2023
Issue Date: 27th Aug 2015
Source: 220, The Wine Advocate
Reviewed by Jeb Dunnuck
Mostly destemmed (75%) and seeing 25% new French oak, the 2013 Pinot Noir Barrel Select comes from the la Encantada Vineyard. It shows straight-up classic Pinot Noir aromas and flavors of strawberries, raspberries, spice-box and dried flowers, with medium-bodied richness, no hard edges and a supple, seamlessness that keeps you coming back to the glass. This beauty is loaded with character and should evolve gracefully over the coming 6-8 years.
 
This was a great showing by Richard Sanford's Alma Rosa wines. Across the board they showed supple, elegant and layered personalities, with first-rate aromatics. These aren't heavyweights, and excel on the balance and finesse.
 
 
By Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards
Pinot Noir Barrel Select Sta. Rita Hills 2013 

Technical Details
Release Date: November 2015
Case Production: 1269 6-packs
Total Acidity: 5.8 g/liter
pH: 3.56
Residual Sugar: 0.2g/100mL
Alcohol: 14.50%
Brix at Harvest: 25.0
 
Equal parts Swann, 667, and 777. Beautifully balanced earthy nose of dusty bramble berries. Complete flavors end with ripe cherry note rounded out with excellent acidity -Richard Sanford
[Information Provided by Alma Rosa Winery & Vinyards]
 
 
 
By Burghound
Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir - Barrel Select Red 750 ml
Note: Sta. Rita Hills, SRP $65, 14.5%
 
Producer note: Alma Rosa was founded by Richard Sanford who is one of the pioneers in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. He planted his first vineyard there in 1971 and he now farms over 100 acres. 2004 was the first release for this certified organic winery. The reds below are bottled under screwcap. For further information, contact: 805.688.9090 or email info@almarosawinery.com or visit: www.almarosa.com
 
Tasting note: A much higher-toned nose exhibits notes of strawberry, cherry and pomegranate. The sleek, vibrant and well-delineated lighter weight flavors display a polished mouth feel while delivering an ever-so-mildly dry and warm finish. This is on the lighter side and the balance isn't what it could be. That said, this is undeniably pretty.
 
Score: 87
Tasted: Apr 15, 2017
Drink: 2019+
Issue: 66
 
By Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media
Alma Rosa 2013 Pinot Noir Barrel Select
Points: 86 
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast
Red wine from United States
Drinking window: 2015 - 2018
The 2013 Pinot Noir Barrel Select is deep, dense and powerful, but it is also marked by astringent tannins that clamp down on the fruit and give the wine a lean, compact feel. -Antonio Galloni. Tasting date: June 2015

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