domaine de la cote, bloom's field pinot noir, sta. rita hills 2016
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

2016 domaine de la cote, bloom's field pinot noir, sta. rita hills

Why We're Buying

Domaine de la Côte Bloom’s Field Pinot Noir serves a more mature version of the estate’s La Côte Pinot Noir. This offering comes from the iron-rich soils of Santa Rita Hills, which sit at a low elevation. The result is a concentrated and generous wine with waves of ripe cherries and plums. The finish has a clinging personality that lingers for several moments.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2016 Pinot Noir Bloom's Field from Domaine de la Côte is fabulous and the most immediate of these forthcoming releases, wafting from the glass with singular aromas of nori, elderberry, black raspberry, rich soil and rose petal. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, sapid and super concentrated, with rich velvety tannins, a layered mid-palate and a long, searingly intense, saline finish. There's more iron in the soil here, which was eroded in situ—unlike the the depositional soils of Memorious, which are super concentrated—and planted with Calera, Swan & Mt. Eden selections that now all ripen at the same moment. This exceptional Pinot Noir was fermented with 100% whole cluster and matured in 45% new oak.