2021 Busy Signal Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

$39.50

Busy Signal comes from the steeper sections of two highly acclaimed vineyards in the cold, windy Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County. This is Dial Tone’s older sibling – a wine that shows darker, deeper flavors, additional concentration, and backbone. It truly is a wine that commands your attention. We urge you to give…

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Description

94 POINTS – TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE

93 POINTS JEB DUNNUCK – “Coming all from the Sta. Rita Hills and made by Morét Brealynn and Adam Lee, the 2021 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills reveals a translucent ruby hue as well as a terrific nose of framboise, redcurrants, spring flowers, baking spices, and leafy herbs. This carries to a medium-bodied Pinot Noir that leads with its fruit, has supple, elegant tannins, outstanding balance, and a great finish. This seamless, silky, hedonistic, and balanced Pinot Noir is perfect for drinking over the coming 4-5 years.”

93 POINTS INTERNATIONAL WINE REVIEW

93 POINTS WINE ENTHUSIAST

93 POINTS GOOD VITIS

93 POINTS OWEN BARGREEN

92 POINTS WINE SPECTATOR

Winemaking

The Busy Signal grapes are hand-picked and transported to the winery where they are destemmed and placed in tank. A small amount of sulfur is added at the destemmer, along with an enzyme which helps break down the grape allowing us to extract all their flavors. After a five-day cold soak, the grapes are inoculated with yeast. Upon the conclusion of fermentation, we add malolactic bacteria to help the wine go through malolactic fermentation. Once that process is finished, sulfur is added to protect the wine and it is transferred to neutral French oak barrels for aging. In the Spring, we blend the barrels for the wine. We filter the wine before bottling.

14.4% alcohol

1.2 g/l residual sugar

Calories (kcal) (AOAC 979.07) 91.4 per 100mL

carbohydrates (AOAC 985.10) 2.86 g/100mL

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs