The Longoria 2012 Fe Ciega Vineyard Pinot Noir is a stunning single-vineyard Pinot Noir from the famous Pinot country of Santa Rita Hills where Richard Longoria has been handcrafting superb wines since 1982.
92 Points Wine Enthusiast:"Regional pioneer Rick Longoria delivers a savory, earthy wine from the vineyard he planted, with meaty aromas of shiitake and porcini mushrooms, black slate, cedar and fresh pomegranate. The palate is more reliant on peppery spice, rose-petal florals and dried herbs than fruit, though dried cherries make an appearance, especially on the lasting finish. It's great now, but will thrive for at least a decade."
91 Point Robert Parker: "My favorite red in the lineup, the 2012 Pinot Noir Fe Ciega Vineyard's dark ruby color is followed by terrific notes of black raspberry and plum fruits, licorice and hints of violets. Medium to full-bodied, layered and nicely structured, it shows the vintage's rounded texture, yet it also has solid underlying structure. Aged 14 months in 30% new French oak and from the loamy, clay and shale soils of the Sta. Rita Hills, drink this beauty anytime over the coming 5-7 years."