Red

2018 Racines Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
Drink between 2021 - 2029 (Edit)
CT91.9 10 reviews
2018
Label borrowed from 2017
2017
Label borrowed from 2017
2017
Label borrowed from 2017
2017

Community Tasting Notes 8

  • jps3@columbia.edu Likes this wine:

    October 2, 2022 - Beautiful Sta Rita Hills Pinot with great fruit, balanced tannins and wonderful length. A little pricey but worth it.

  • akspres Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 24, 2022 - Excellent pinot. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

  • ddhanraj Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 5, 2022 - Ruby red but robust hints of cherry on the nose maybe a bit the mint and licorice on the back. Very smooth after about an hour only have 1 more but will wait to see how this develops next year. Solid Pinot.

  • Wine Canuck wrote: 93 points

    March 8, 2022 - This pours light ruby in the glass with a watery faintly pink rim. The nose is immediately lifted and complex showing blood orange, rose petal, red cherry, graphite, cardamom, incense, animal fur, and woodsy forest notes. The palate low in tannin with medium plus blood orange tinged acid. Just a lovely wine that is wide open and thoroughly enjoyable today.

  • evold89 wrote: 90 points

    January 9, 2022 - Promising nose that shows dark cherry, star anise, rose petals together with some cedar and liquorice. On the palate a similar profile with only the slightest splash of mixed berry preserves. Medium+ finish. Indeed a likeable Pinot noir, but at this price point the competition is fierce and as with their Chardonnay, this too comes at a bit too high price..but hey, good wines nonetheless! 90 points ?

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Barbara: An In-Depth Look at the 2018s (Aug 2020), 8/1/2020 (link)

    (Racines Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills Cuvee Central Coast Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Matthew Luczy
    Racines - New Releases, 7/24/2020 (link)

    (Racines, Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County, Santa Rita Hills, California, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type Red
  • Producer Racines
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
  • UPC Code 7070292931736

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 40 (12%)
  • In Cellars 237 (72%)
  • Consumed 54 (16%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

lamb w/ green pepper corn sauce, mushrooms, paupiettes w/ sauce, roast beef

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