2017 The Hilt Pinot Noir JD-94 D-93 RP-91 - 750 ML Bottle
94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
93 Points - Decanter
91 Points - Robert Parker
The 2017 Estate Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills, aged for 12 months in 15% new French oak and with 5% stem inclusion, is pale to medium ruby-purple with tricolored fruits: blackberries, red berries and sliced blueberries with loamy earth, dust, peppered meat and dried florals. It''s medium-bodied with a restrained fruit core and earthy accents, grainy tannins and juicy acidity, finishing long.