Facts of Note
First time a Sta. Rita Hills vineyard has made the 4-Barrel blend
One barrel each from 4 of our 5 appellations
Aged in 75% new French oak for 17 months
Unshackled from geographic constraints, this is a wine that comes straight from the heart of our winemaking team. 4-Barrel is a singular wine, the components of which change each year but whose promise and reason for being remain the same – a winemaker’s pledge to unearth a remarkable story from each vintage. The best blend we can craft from four special barrels with no vineyard or appellation restrictions.
Crafted using the most exceptional barrels of wine from the Mt. Carmel, Giusti, Garys' and Kanzler vineyards, this monumental Pinot Noir is a symphony for the senses, combining elegance and intensity, with pure, radiant layers of red apple, black cherry, sagebrush, lavender, and crème brulée. Sleek and powerful, it seamlessly marries the suave textural depth of Mt. Carmel, the robust richness of Garys’ Vineyard, the acidic tension and intensity of Giusti, and the seductive harmony of Kanzler, resulting in an epic, age-worthy wine from a benchmark vintage.
Nose: Pure and lifted lavender florals infused with red apple, black cherries, and sagebrush.
Mouth: Commanding, yet also classically elegant. Sleek and toned structure with a thoughtful finish.