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Mail Road 2017 Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills



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New release                                                                                                  
Limited release of Santa Barbara's new Cult Pinot Noir. Winemaker Matt Dees (Jonata, The Hilt) is crafting some of the area's best wines

A small portion (100 cases total) of Mail Road's remaining Estate barrels - the cream of the crop of the vintage’s declassified production - will henceforth be utilized for their newest bottling, Mail Road Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills Santa Barbara. An expression of Mt. Carmel’s unique terroir, this wine is everything we look for in a Sta. Rita Hills bottling. Ripe and powerful, with a laser focus. This is a beautiful wine. 

Winemaker Matt Dees: "Dark, sultry, and inviting. Cocoa powder. Blackberry, ripeblood orange, and black pepper. Silky fruit on the attack.  Powdery tannins slowly envelop the palate with a gentle coating. Chalky and refined. Freshness and green herbs. Powerful fruit with a light touch and long lingering elegance. Such a pleasure to drink over the next five years."

Mount Carmel Vineyard is the exclusive purveyor to Mail Road Wines.  Mount Carmel Vineyard is located on a steep, south-facing cliff, north of the Santa Ynez River. Established in 1990 by Ron and Nancy Piazza, the vineyard is planted to a variety of own-rooted, organically and principally dry farmed, heritage Pinot Noir and Chardonnay clones. The vineyard is at 800 to 1000 feet elevation, with botella clay, limestone, diatomaceous earth, calcerous deposits and sandy loam soils.

Type: Pinot Noir

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