DOMAINE DE LA CÔTE Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills 'Sous Le Chêne' 2017

The 2017 'Sous le Chêne' Pinot Noir is another phenomenal showing from Domaine de la Côte. As this gorgeous wine slowly unwinds it begins to release beautifullly complex aromas of dried cranberries, boysenberries and dried strawberries, along side intoxicating scents of forest floor, smoke, black tea, dried flowers, exotic spices and smoldering incense all developing in the glass. On the palate this possesses a medium body with an absolutely gorgoeus seamless texture and striking finesse. It goes on to display outstanding overall balance and precision, with wonderful freshness and a  core of beautiful ripe red fruits, earth and hints of citrus zest, which are framed by a lovey saline character that expands through the long, sleek finish. While this is alredy quite accessible and showng remarkable character as a young wine, the best is still yet to come for the Sous le Chêne, as it should offer a drinking window that spans two decades. This is undeniably amongst the finest Pinot Noir being made in all of the United States. 
96 $120 2023-2035

United States California Central Coast, Santa Rita Hills

M. D'Angelo July, 2019 NA 
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