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Domaine de la Côte 'Pure' Pinot Noir
“Breathtakingly delicious and captivating…” Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com
“This new project from Sashi Moorman and Rajat Parr is, even in its first vintage, a hallmark of California’s achievements with this grape. Layer upon layer unfold: intense white-stone minerality, a subtle peppercorn-like spice, bergamot, wintergreen, plum and watermelon. Astonishing energy in this rare bottling.” Jon Bonne, Top 100 Wines
“Sashi Moorman and Rajat Parr made some of the most epic, dramatically beautiful Pinots I have ever tasted in the Sta. Rita Hills, or anywhere for that matter. The wines are rich, potent and full of character. As always, the Pinots are done with a healthy amount of whole clusters. The 2018s were racked into tank before harvest 2019 and bottled in January and February of this year. I was utterly blown away by the 2018s, and you will be too.” Antonio Galloni
The Pinot Noir Pure is a blend from multiple vineyards at the domaine, made in an infusion style without sulfur, additives, punchdowns or pumpovers. It fermented semi-carbonic in a closed bin, then was drained, pressed and put into big barrels. It's blended and bottled a year earlier than the other Pinots from Domaine de la Côte for an early drinking style. Sashi Moorman says, "Our other wines are whole bunches, but the Pure is always destemmed. We made the first one by mistake in 2016, because we had extra grapes from all the vineyards that we kept dumping into one tank. It's a great way to look at the fruit in its unmasked and unadulterated state. The wine isn't as serious as the other wines, but it's the most 'transparent' wine from the estate because of the way it's produced. Raj and I also know that doing this to other grapes, often times you end up with a not very interesting wine. So, this fruit, even with zero manipulation, the wine is quite impressive. Robert Parkers’ The Wine Advocate
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