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2020 CHEV Wines Sta. Riita Hills Pinot Noir

Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

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93Jeb Dunnuck

...spicy with a perfume of wild herbs, cinnamon, and ripe red cherry. Medium to full-bodied, with ultra-fine tannins, a silky texture, and notes of ripe wild raspberry, red plum, and a bit of iron-rich earth, it’s charming and elegant.

92Wine Spectator

Shows a ripe, almost plump profile, with friendly cherry and plum compote notes backed by singed alder and red tea. Reveals a subtle savory hint on the finish, with the fruit keeping the upper hand easily...consistent notes.

92James Suckling

Bright nose of strawberries, rose petals, cranberries, chocolate orange and vanilla beans. It’s medium-bodied with fine and silky tannins. Bright, sweet red fruit throughout.


United States, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Rita Hills

Santa Rita Hills AVA in northern Santa Barbara County was granted appellation status in 2001. Located between the towns of Lompoc and Buellton, it has a total area of 30,720 acres with 2,700 vineyard acres. The area is considered a cool climate for vineyards, so vineyards are most often planted with the cool-weather grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The hills in the western part of this appellation are directly exposed to the Pacific Ocean, meaning that maritime winds and fog make the western edge of the Santa Rita Hills AVA particularly cool. The Sanford & Benedict Vineyard planted in 1971 was the first vineyard in the district and is still considered one of the best.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.