The Joy Fantastic Pinot Noir 2018 Sta Rita Hills

16.5

Full bottle 1,340 g. Coming from the middle and bottom portions of the vineyard, planted to a mix of California heritage clones (Swan and Mt Eden) as well as French selections (Pommard, 667 and 115). Fermented with 25% whole clusters, aged for 11 months in 2- to 3-year-old French oak. 200 cases produced.
Mid garnet. Serious savoury Pinot flavours. Sweet start and rather a caressing texture with round, ripe tannins. Already giving lots of pleasure in a fairly ripe idiom with just a hint of mushroom flavours on the end.

Producer
The Joy Fantastic
Grape variety
Appellation
Sta Rita Hills
Region
Country
Colour
Red
Alcohol
13.5%
Score
16.5
When to drink
2021
2024
Published on
15 Apr 2022
Date tasted
Reviewer
Stockist
£35.50 Wanderlust Wine