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La Montagne 2016 Kessler-Haak Vineyard Clone 115 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

La Montagne 2016 Kessler-Haak Vineyard Clone 115 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Another SRH Find...
Between Clos Pepe & Machado!
dryness
acidity
tannin
body
fruit
Another SRH Find...
Between Clos Pepe & Machado!

Mission Codename What the Haak

“Bold and rich wines yet balanced and refined with wonderful freshness and length.” – James Suckling on Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Pinot People! Buckle up for ANOTHER tasty treat from the Sta. Rita Hills! Did we not just witness what happens when gobs of fruit from these parts are unleashed in the $20s zone? Grab that “oh $#!t* handle and brace yourself. Here. We. GOO!!

A MASSIVE $50 OFF. Single vineyard. Single clone. Once upon a time $70 but yours for $25.

James nails it with that quote. This is a fuller-bodied style. Kimberly Smith is the owner and winemaker of La Montagne and she’s passionate about two things: Pinot and Chardonnay. Learning the winemaking ropes under the tutelage of her neighbor Clos Pepe Vineyard has paid off in spades.

Kessler-Haak is a modest 2.5-acre vineyard near the coast, sandwiched between the famed Clos Pepe and Machado vineyards a prime slither of land where Pinot does best. Kimberly selects specific clones from this location to make some singular expressions of the grape. With just a few barrels of each, it’s rare to see these wines anywhere outside of the winery.

This is terrifyingly easy to drink, deep and dark ruby in the glass, and round and ripe on the palate. Mouthfuls of fruit sashay across your tongue while a mix of earth, forest floor, and spices do a left allemande from side to side. With brisk acidity to keep it moving along. Imagine combining the ripest summer strawberries and cherries, a dollop of rhubarb jam, and a sprinkling of nutmeg and allspice. That’s close to what you get here. Fire up the BBQ, who cares about the weather?

Seriously good stuff for the crowd who appreciates those in-your-face Pinots. And the price!?

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What the Winery Says 2016 Kessler-Haak Vineyard Clone 115 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

La Montagne
La Montagne
Winemaker
Kimberly Smith
Varietals
100% Pinot Noir
Vintage
2016
Alcohol
14.3%
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County
Vineyard
Kessler-Haak, Vineyard
Clones
115
Aging
15 months
Barrels
100% French oak

About the Winery La Montagne

La Montagne Winemaker Kimberly Smith
La Montagne Winemaker Kimberly Smith
La Montagne 2016 Kessler-Haak Vineyard Clone 115 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 750ml Wine Bottle
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La Montagne 2016 Kessler-Haak Vineyard Clone 115 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Mar 11, 2023 at 11:59 pm
$00.00
Price Redacted
$70.00
Elsewhere