93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$45 list] The 2016 Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills) is a gorgeous appellation-level wine from Dragonette. Rose petal, lavender, mint, spice and sweet red/purplish berry fruit are all finely knit. More than anything else, the Sta. Rita Hills is a wine of pure and total finesse. I especially like the wine's translucence and energy. Vineyard sources are Bentrock, Radian, La Encantada, Cargasacchi, Spear, Fiddlestix, and John Sebastiano. The 2016 punches well above its weight. Don't miss it. Drink: 2019-2026. (Sep 2019)"
93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "[$45 list] Moving to the Pinot Noirs, the 2016 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills comes from a mix of sites in the Sta. Rita Hills, was mostly destemmed and spent 16 months in 10% new French oak. It’s classic Sta. Rita Hills Pinot, offering loads of spice cherry and blackberry fruits, plenty of background earthy minerality and salinity, some herbs, stemmy notes, medium body, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It's worth seeking out and a great example of the quality coming from this producer. (10/31/19)"
91 points Wine Spectator: "This glides across the palate with a mix of dried rose petal, cherry tart and red plum flavors that are well-spiced. Sandalwood and forest floor notes show on the broad finish. Drink now through 2023. 988 cases made. (4/30/19)
91 points CellarTracker.com community score.
90 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "Medium ruby, the 2016 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills is scented of spiced blackberries, cranberry, Bing cherry, pipe tobacco, woodsmoke and underbrush plus loads of earthy accents. The light to medium-bodied palate has an earthy profile, a sturdy frame of grainy tannins and great freshness on the finish. Drink: 2019-2025. (Sep 2019)"
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