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L'Usine Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2018

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L'Usine Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2018

  • Country USA
  • Region St. Helen
  • Grape Pinot Noir 
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Glowing from the glass with a crimson core and a pale blush on the rim, the 2018 Sta. Rita Hills opens with whispers of fresh pomegranate seeds, strawberry gelato, crème fraiche, and fig leaf. The palate is layered and round exhibiting notes of strawberry preserves, redcurrant, and rhubarb crisp. Slight oak tannins present themselves on the finish coupled with a hint of lemon, and pepper brine.
  • "Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2018 Pinot Noir needs a little coaxing to unlock notes of raspberry leaves, Bing cherries, and mulberries with touches of wild sage, mossy tree bark and wild fungi. Medium to full-bodied, the palate explodes with the most beautiful perfume, framed by very fine-grained tannins and lovely freshness, finishing long and fragrant. 1,474 cases were made." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 94 Points, 2021-2035

"Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2018 Pinot Noir needs a little coaxing to unlock notes of raspberry leaves, Bing cherries, and mulberries with touches of wild sage, mossy tree bark and wild fungi. Medium to full-bodied, the palate explodes with the most beautiful perfume, framed by very fine-grained tannins and lovely freshness, finishing long and fragrant. 1,474 cases were made." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 94 Points, 2021-2035

Fine wine like fine art also elicits romantic visions. Vineyards drenched in dappled sunlight or candle-lit caves. Grey-haired British ladies and gentlemen describing the traits and aromatics of a given wine in the Queen's best English. Wine like art is raw. It requires years of hard work. It has a high likelihood of failing. It is subjective at best. It isn't always pretty. Like art, for every good or great wine that is made there have been thousands of failures. On the palate, prominent acidity takes over and assists by throwing wild blueberry, olallieberry, and freshly picked tarragon across the tongue. The finish is framed by an intriguing texture of soft velvet and dust paired with crisp acidity indicative of its aging potential.

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CountryUnited States
Vintage2018
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo
Winery

l'Usine is the brainchild of David Phinney of Orin Swift fame. Wanting to exploit some superb vineyard plots planted with Pinot Noir, he based each one off the picture on the front of the bottle. The expressions of the models and the way the picture is shot are meant to reflect something that he saw in the wine. The nature of this subject/object trickery; combined with the juxtaposition of the bottle informing the wine (rather than vice-versa) is typical Phinney: auteur, driven, splendid. And luckily enough - the wines are more than good enough to support such a high-profile, elegant design.

Glowing from the glass with a crimson core and a pale blush on the rim, the 2018 Santa Rita Hills opens with whispers of fresh pomegranate seeds, strawberry gelato, crème fraiche, and fig leaf. The palate is layered and round exhibiting notes of strawberry preserves, redcurrant, and rhubarb crisp. Slight oak tannins present themselves on the finish coupled with a hint of lemon, pepper brine

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