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The Hilt

To understand the wines made by The Hilt, one might need to come visit the hard and harsh conditions under which they are born. The unobstructed, ocean facing east-west valley known as Sta. Rita Hills Valley is a complex AVA. One could divide it into four quadrants: northern-facing, southern-facing, close to the ocean, and further inland from the ocean. With such a frame, The Hilt’s favorite vineyards are in the northern-facing, closest to the ocean, windswept quadrant. These sites are the worst place for a grape grower, but the best ones for a winemaker. 
 
Rancho Salsipuedes, where The Hilt wines make their home, provides vineyards planted on land nearly 13 unobstructed miles from the ocean on the west. This unique, large and sprawling property offers a range of altitudes, aspects, soil types, and microclimates, giving winemaker Matt Dees a patchwork of vineyard parcels from which to select grapes and create wines with distinctive styles.
 
Diverse though it may be, Salsipuedes possesses some aspects that remain consistent: the land has poor soils that force vines to dig deep; there are powerful, whipping winds and a cold maritime climate that allow grapes on the property to ripen slowly and retain acidity despite the warm daytime sun; and the vines on the property are low in vigor, allowing them to produce low yields of concentrated, complex grapes. It is with these three important components – poor soils, whipping winds and a cool maritime climate along with low vigor vines – that Salsipuedes defines itself in the Sta. Rita Hills.
 
2014, The Hilt "Sta. Rita Hills" Chardonnay Pris: 400,00 DKK
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2015, The Hilt Santa Barbara Chardonnay Pris: 380,00 DKK
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The 2015 Chardonnay Santa Barbara County has a very pretty grapefruit and yuzu-scented nose with hints of honeysuckle, toasted almonds and lemongrass. Medium-bodied, with a lovely line of racy acid lifting the elegant citrus flavors, it finishes with great length and mineral nuances.
 
91 Lisa Perotti Brown @ Robert Parker
2014, The Hilt "Sta. Rita Hills" Pinot Noir Pris: 400,00 DKK
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The vibrant ruby colored 2014 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills offers up a serious, fresh bouquet of ripe black raspberry, crushed flowers, candied violets and blood orange. This gives way to a medium-bodied, concentrated, yet tight, sappy Pinot Noir that will be better this time next year, and have a decade of overall longevity.
 
92 Jeb Dunnuck
2014, The Hilt Vanguard Pinot Noir Pris: 460,00 DKK
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More plush, with gorgeous black raspberry, toasted spice, dried flowers and a touch of licorice, the 2014 Pinot Noir Vanguard hits the palate with gorgeous fruit, a rounded, supple texture and present, yet ripe tannin. It's much more approachable than the Old Guard, but I suspect it will evolve just as nicely.
 
93 Jeb Dunnuck
 
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