2014 The Ojai Vineyard La Cote Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills


2014 The Ojai Vineyard La Cote Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills


Winemakers Notes:

The 2014 Pinot Noir La Cote Vineyard is Ojai's first wine from Domaine de la Cote's La Cote vineyard on the western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills. Crushed rose petals, earthy notes, smoke, anise, tobacco and mint are some of the signatures.

Critical Acclaim

Antonio Galloni’s Vinous

“The 2014 Pinot Noir La Côte Vineyard is one of the more translucent, gracious wines in the range this year. Dried flowers, mint, chalk and white pepper are some of the signatures. The La Côte will appeal most to readers who like aromatic, light to mid-weight Pinots. It will be interesting to see how the 2014 ages. I would have preferred to see a bit more depth in the mid-palate, but the 2014 is very nicely rendered just the same. Sweet floral and mineral notes add the closing shades of nuance.”- AG 92 Points

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The second vintage for this cuvee, the 2014 Pinot Noir la Cote was harvested in mid-August and has a distinct marine-influenced bouquet of salty sea breeze, mushrooms and red currants. Soft, medium-bodied and low in acidity, there’s some charm here, but it’s certainly the most bizarre wine in the lineup, and I admit to struggling to wrap my head around it. I would give bottles a year or two in the cellar and see where they’re headed.”- JD

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