2017 Lincourt Willie Mae Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills
Named for Proprietor Bill Foley’s aunt, our 2016 Willie Mae Pinot Noir is textbook cool-climate Pinot. Concentrated aromatics of dried cranberries and hibiscus tea set a rustic perception. On the palate, this wine possesses elegant tannin that linger with soft French oak notes of charred vanilla bean with fruit accents of dried strawberries and black and white pepper.
100% Pinot Noir
Sta. Rita Hills
August 31 - October 16, 2017
16 months in French oak, 30% new
March 23, 2018
As part of the original Spanish Land Grant, Rancho Santa Rosa is one of Santa Barbara’s most historic properties. This beautiful south-facing hillside climbs from 500 to 1,000 feet above sea level. This wine features Pinot Noir clone 115. Following harvest, the fruit was cold soaked for four days and then fermented in open tops with regular punch downs to extract maximum color and flavor. It was aged in 100% French oak barrels (30% new) for 18 months.