Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains

2017
United States
California

Grown on a north facing slope at 1600 feet, the grapes were harvested from August 17th - September 16th under perfect late summer days. All fermentations were natural and the wine was aged for 12 months in one to three-year-old French oak. There was no fining or filtration before bottling.

93 points
"The 2017 Pinot Noir from Domaine Eden has a pleasant, volcanic-like nose with scents of tar, scorched earth and iodine with a core of pure, aniseed-laced red and black berry fruits. Medium-bodied, the palate packs intense, pure flavors into a finely silty, fresh frame, and it finishes very long. It's an earthy, layered Pinot that will age very well in bottle. 1,848 cases produced."
Erin Brooks,
Wine Advocate
, February 2021
91 points
"The 2017 Pinot Noir is rich, effusive and full of character. In 2017, the Pinot Noir is perhaps a bit richer than it can be, but all the elements come together nicely with a bit of time. Succulent red cherry, rose petal, mint and cinnamon all build in an ample, luscious Pinot that will drink well right out of the gate Harvest took place in mid-September, later than at Mount Eden, as is always the case. This is the first vintage that includes fruit from a block planted with budwood from Rhys."
Antonio Galloni,
Vinous Media
, September 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB0570-17
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir