Tasting Note: As the flagship Pinot Noir from Lincourt, our Rancho Santa Rosa bottling embodies the essence of the cool climate Sta. Rita Hills. The 2017 vintage displays aromatics of sweet cherries and dried strawberries with hints of hibiscus tea. On the palate, this wine presents itself as a light bodied Pinot Noir with nuance of violets, Chambord, cedar, and classic black pepper notes of Sta. Rita Hills fruit. Lightly toasted oak tones frame the fruit, providing structure without overwhelming the palate; the perfect Pinot Noir to pair with a savory mushroom ragu.
Food Matching：Mushroom ragout.
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir.
Climate: The AVA is exposed to fog and coastal breezes from the nearby Pacific Ocean. East-west coastal valleys, cool weather, fog, wind and soils that limit vine vigor and crop yield intensify the flavors of our wines.
Geology: The miracle of the region’s microclimate began about 20 million years ago during the Miocene Epoch, as marine sediment was deposited deep under the Pacific Ocean. Due to tectonic plate movements, mountains rose out of the ocean in a north-south orientation. Over a timespan of twelve million years, the mountains broke from the plate and turned clockwise, creating the most clearly delineated transverse range, from Alaska to Chile, on the Pacific Coast. For this reason you find poor marine-based soils with elevated calcium levels.
Harvest: Manual and machine
Vinification: Stainless steel fermentation
Ageing: 10 months aging in French Oak, 20% New Oak
Residual sugar: 3.14g/l.