Sta. Rita Hills
Winemaker Rick Longoria does a great job farming this terrific site and generously allows us to purchase a small portion of his vineyard’s production. There is a provocative animal-yness that lurks around the dark fruit scents of this wine, setting it apart from other vineyards. It is just fascinating! Unlike the 2003 which needs careful cellaring for several years, this wine brings great pleasure right now.
Robert Parkers Wine Advocate
“Fruit-forward, linear, well-structured, and pure, the elegant, deep 2004 Pinot Noir Fe Ciega (a Santa Rita Hills site owned by Rick Longoria) exhibits plenty of black raspberry, plum, and cherry fruit along with hints of Allspice and background oak. It is medium to full-bodied, lush, and heady.” – RP 91 Points