Samsara “La Viña” Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills

Pinot Noir
California Santa Barbara County United States North America
Tasting Notes
Technical Details

Big aromatics with spice and pretty red fruit aromatics, flavors of cherries, pomegranate, and strawberries. It has richness and a smooth saline texture on the palate as well as great depth and weight with a long persistent finish.

Pinot Noir grape blend.
This wine contains allergens, sulfites.
The Estate

SAMsARA Wine Company was founded in 2002. The winery name is a Sanskrit word meaning “the eternal cycle of life” representing “the eternal cycle that” “every vine and wine goes through in its lifetime.” SAMsARA’s philosophy of pristine and healthy fruit allows for a non-manipulated wine-making process. SAMsARA’s fruit is grown in ¾-acre plots of personally selected rows in various Sta. Rita Hills vineyards.

Wine Making

Rancho la Viña Vineyard was planted in 2005 at the far southwestern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills. Situated on a gently-sloped mesa several hundred feet above the valley floor and fully exposed to the cool winds coming off the Pacific Ocean, this site is one of the coldest Pinot Noir vineyards in California. Along with the region’s marine influence, the site’s low fertility sandy loam soils yield very small berries, which give the wines remarkably deep, dark color and intense flavors

Food Suggestions

Pairs well with

• Available Size: 750mL (12 pc)
• Sustainable
• Type: Wines
• Sub-type: Wines
• Class: Red
• ABV%: 14

Wine Enthusiast – 94

"Black raspberry and pomegranate aromas meet with anise, sage and rose petals on the engaging nose of this single vineyard expression. Fruity flavors of strawberry and red plum are punchy on the palate, yet given depth by dense, chalky tannins. Both tense and fun."
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