2019 Racines Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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Vinous, October 2021

The 2019 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills is an attractive, ethereal wine. Sweet dried cherry, mint, tobacco and sage are some of the aromas and flavors that open in the glass. I would give this a few years in bottle to soften...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation Sta Rita Hills
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.8%
Closure Cork

The 2019 Racines Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills is a true gem of California winemaking. With its beautiful red color and delicate aromas, this wine is a testament to the skill and dedication of the producer, Racines.

On the nose, this Pinot Noir offers a captivating bouquet of ripe red berries, including strawberries and cherries, layered with subtle hints of spice and earthiness. As you take your first sip, you will be greeted by a graceful and silky texture that effortlessly glides across the palate. The flavors on the palate mirror the aromas, with luscious red fruit notes dominating the profile. The wine is well-balanced, with just the right amount of acidity to provide freshness and vibrancy.

The 2019 vintage of this Racines Pinot Noir showcases the unique characteristics of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Located in the Central Coast region of California, this area benefits from cool ocean breezes and a maritime influence, creating ideal conditions for growing Pinot Noir grapes. The result is a wine that is elegant and refined, with a distinct sense of place.

This Pinot Noir is best enjoyed slightly chilled, around 55°F, to fully appreciate its complexity and nuances. It pairs beautifully with a wide range of dishes, from roasted chicken to grilled salmon. Alternatively, it can be savored on its own, allowing its flavors to unfold and evolve with each sip.

Overall, the 2019 Racines Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills is a superb example of California Pinot Noir at its finest. It is a wine that exudes elegance and sophistication, and is sure to impress even the most discerning wine connoisseurs.