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THE PARING PINOT NOIR 2017:
Offering immediate drinking pleasure without sacrificing the complexity and nuance that makes this grape so compelling. A wine brimming with seductive fruit, alluring aromas and supple tannins. The consummate overachiever.
MATT DEES’ WINEMAKER NOTES:
Completely seductive wine. Nose of blackberries and rosemary. Succulent and sweet red fruit. Savory notes and mouth coating tannins round out this harmonious and complete pinot noir.
“The 2017 Pinot Noir is another very pretty wine in the lineup. Sweet red/purplish berry fruit, lavender, rose petal, mint and sweet spice all run through this super-expressive Pinot. Think of the Paring Pinot as the Bourgogne of The Hilt. All the signatures are there, but in miniature.”
— Antonio Galloni Vinous September 2019 91 POINTS
“Deeply colored, the 2017 Pinot Noir tastes like a mini version of The Hilt Estate Pinot Noir. Ripe black raspberries, cherries, toasted spice, and scorched earth nuances all flow to a medium-bodied, concentrated Pinot Noir that drinks well today, yet has the depth and tannins to evolve for at least 5-6 years.”
— Jeb Dunnuck jebdunnuck.com October 2019
VINTAGE 2017 WINEMAKER Matt Dees AVA Santa Barbara County
Aged in French oak (35% new and 65% neutral) for 11 months.
Coopers include D&J, Francois Frères, and Remond.
BOTTLED unfined and unfiltered
CASES PRODUCED 1583