Domaine-de-la-Côte Memorious Pinot Noir 2021
|California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills
Alluring, with singed black tea and sandalwood nuances leading off, followed by a core of red and black cherry fruit flavors that bristle with coiled-up energy, while tobacco, warm earth and savory notes infuse the finish. Reveals a nice buried iron edge, too. This needs some cellaring to fully unwind. Best from 2025 through 2035.
This very young wine possesses an immensely layered profile, so expect lots of exciting evolution in the years to come. Dense aromas of bay leaf, wild mint, damp peppercorns and yerba santa relay the stem inclusion on the nose. Tense, angular tannins frame the palate, where muddled elderberry and plum flavors play against the intense herbaceousness. Drink 2025-2040.