Sta. Rita Hilla
Bloomsfield is part of Domaine de la Cote, a venture of my first employee, Sashi Moorman, and the esteemed sommelier Rajat Parr. They started planting these vineyards in 2007 near Lompoc. The Property consists of six vineyards planted on clay, diatomaceous earth and shale soils with vines spaced at a very tight five feet by three. Organically farmed from the start by the talented Chris King, their vineyards have produced extraordinarily unique wines, unlike anything else from the Sta Rita Hills appellation. The vineyards are just seven miles from the ocean.
2015 is a special, one time offering of Bloomsfield Vineyard. Bloomsifeld is one of their 6 vineyards, and only 7.5 cares planted. It is an open plateau of iron-laden clay loam endures the brunt of ceaseless winds that funnel inland from the Pacific. These conditions make for a special and unique Pinot Noir that am I excited to share with you. We only made 67 cases, so get it while you can.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The 2015 Pinot Noir Bloom’s Field from Adam Tolmach is beautiful, wafting from the glass with aromas of sweet spices, raspberries, citrus zest and some of the distinctive bass notes of nori that one finds in Domaine de la Côte’s version of this site. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, ample and voluptuous with a layered and deceptively open-knit mid-palate that’s intensely sapid, even saline, and a long, succulent finish. This is a rather more rounded, gourmand rendition of Bloom’s Field than the proprietors’, and the two bottlings would make for an interesting comparison.“- William Kelley 94 Points
“The 2015 Pinot Noir Blooms Field is fresh and sappy, with lots of bright cherry, violets, flowers and hints of darker fruits on the nose. Like all the wines here, it has a distinct saltiness, and it’s beautifully concentrated and rich, with a great finish. This is a serious wine.”- JD 94 Points
Antonio Galloni’s Vinous
“The 2015 Pinot Noir Bloom’s Field is a wine of pedigree and nuance. There is a real sense of aromatic and flavor intensity lurking behind the tannins. Pliant, textured and fleshy, the 2015 has it all. Readers will have to give the wine at least a few years for it to be at its best. Even today, though, the 2015 is a total knockout.” – AG 94+ points