Pinot Noir 'La Rinconada', Racines
Sourced from upper plantings at La Rinconada Vineyard | Deep, dark rocky soils | Mt. Eden clone Pinot Noir | Two-thirds whole clusters included | Aged for 18 months in French oak (33% new) | 247 cases produced
Santa Rita Hills
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Press & Reviews
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.
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. Drinking Window: 2021-2036