2016 John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir
95 Pts. Wine Enthusiast
John Sebastiano Vineyard sits on the extreme northeastern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Soils on this cool-climate vineyard are clay loam with an underlayer of limestone and vary in depth due to the slopes and swales. This Pinot Noir is made from a combination of clones 777 and Mt. Eden and is fermented in small lots, punched-down by hand up to three times daily, and then barrel-aged in 50% new French oak for 18 months. Bottled in April 2018.