2012 Samsara - Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills
Sale Price: $29.95
"Chad Melville’s Samsara wines are all fantastic examples of artisan winemaking at its finest. This whole cluster fermented Pinot offers up perfumed notes of red violets, sweet cherry liqueur and clove. Ultra silky smooth in texture, the palate boasts notes of black licorice, ripe plum, orange peel and a hint of raspberries and freshly whipped cream." -SFWTC Staff
"Chad Melville’s Samsara wines are all super examples of artisan winemaking, especially this delicious new 2012 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot, which is already delicious! This whole-cluster fermented Pinot offers up a floral and exotic aromas, while the palate explodes with pomegranate, red cherry, plum, strawberry and wild berry along with red tea, lavender and cinnamon stick, giving aspicy kick and a long, lush finish. This wine should settle in and become silky smooth over the next few years, but the drive and youthfulness are appealing now. I love the interesting character and vibrancy this wine has! tThis is a vintage to stock up on, so watch out, Pinot from 2012 are going to be mind-blowing, and this one is a great way to kick off your collection." -Kerry Winslow, SFWTC
The 2012 Pinot Noir emerges from the glass with gorgeous radiant red fruit, flowers and sweet spices in an engaging, supple style that is impossible to resist. It possesses gorgeous mid‐palate fleshiness and a clean, understated finish. Floral notes waft from the glass on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013‐2019. Sourced from Kessler-Haak & Rita's Crown, 30% whole cluster-Handmade, native yeast, no new oak, 14% alcohol, by Chad Melville.
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