' Exquisite New Rita's Crown Pinot Noir

 

Ken Brown Wines



NEW RELEASE

2016 Ritas Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir2016 RITA'S CROWN VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
Rita’s Crown is one of the most highly regarded vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation located at an elevation of nearly 1,000 feet. This exquisitely structured, multi-dimensional Pinot Noir offers vibrant aromas of black raspberry, dark cherry and pomegranate jam complemented by hints of bay leaf, orange peel and subtle minerality. The texture is rich and luxurious with plum and red cherry flavors enhanced by a touch of cherry cola and dark chocolate on the finish. The wine’s authentic fruit expression, balanced tannins and bright acidity profile assure graceful development and superb cellar potential. Only 259 cases made. More info



Join us December 7 for our festive Holiday Open House! We're offering our 10% case discount on purchases of only three bottles or more. Wine Club members receive 25% off all wines (up from the normal 20%). Online and phone orders receive the discount too! Louise's Kitchen Table is crafting a special appetizer paired with our newly released 2016 Rita's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir. Ken will be on hand from 1 to 3 pm to sign bottles. Please bring a non-perishable food item and/or an unwrapped toy for our donations to Food Bank of Santa Barbara and Toys for Tots. See you there!

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HARVEST 2019 IS IN THE BOOKS

Rio VistaWinemakers only get one chance a year to practice their craft, and this year looks to be an excellent one. Harvest began on September 12 with Pinot Noir from Peake Ranch Vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills, and ended on October 30 with Syrah from Thompson Vineyard in Los Alamos Valley, for a total of 48 days. The harvest window was quite similar to the 2018 vintage. The previous four vintages from 2014-2017, however, all started in mid to late August and finished in September, likely due in part to drought conditions.

We brought in 32 tons of grapes in total, mostly Pinot Noir as usual, and smaller amounts of Chardonnay and Syrah. We sourced two new Sta. Rita Hills vineyards this year: Peake Ranch Vineyard for Swan Pinot Noir and John Sebastiano Vineyard for Swan Pinot, Clone 667 Pinot and Clone 470 Syrah, one of Ken's favorites. Initial assessments of the wines are very promising; the fruit was beautifully ripened, resulting in rich concentration and pure fruit expression. Explore our full 2019 Harvest Log here.

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157 W. Hwy 246, Buellton, CA  93427
Tasting Room Phone 805.688.9400

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