2016 Rita's Earth Pinot Noir
The 2015 Rita’s Earth exploded in the second half of last year as I discovered the power of a good $25 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot with a beautifully pencil-drawn rose on the label. I looked up in the middle of November and the stuff was gone! So, we had to scramble just a bit in December to put this next one together in time for this Spring. What a cordial glass of wine this 2016 is. It’s not your $60 Slice Of Heaven Pinot that leaves you thinking, ‘how does wine get like that?’ Rita’s signature is more soft and supple, sip after deliciously understandable sip.