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Rating: 93 Pts Antonio Galloni - VinousSize:750ML
Region: California Country:United States
Varietals: Pinot Noir ABV:14.1%

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93 Pts Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"The 2012 Pinot Noir The Vanguard opens with expressive, perfumed aromatics. Supple and expressive, the 2012 is wonderfully radiant on the palate, with gorgeous depth and terrific overall balance. Dark red cherry, plum and spice notes flesh out on the inviting finish. Slight hints of gaminess add the final layers of nuance. The 2012 is 85% Sanford and Benedict and 15% Bien Nacido fruit."

93+ Pts Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2012 Pinot Noir Vanguard comes mostly from the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard, yet has 15% of the blend coming from Bien Nacido. Aged in 45% new French oak, it’s a rich, muscular effort that has lots of underbrush & herbs to go with toast, spice, black raspberry & currant-styled fruit. This concentrated, yet layered & seamless beauty will drink well for over a decade. One of the top Chardonnay & Pinot Noir producers in Santa Barbara County, The Hilt is managed by the team at Jonata, with up-&-coming superstar winemaker Matt Dees making the wines. They two Chardonnays & Pinot Noirs in each vintage, a younger vine cuvee, the Vanguard, & an old vine cuvee, the Old Guard. Both are superb & if you have any interest in Pinot Noir or Chardonnay, you need to check out these wines!"


"The Vanguard focuses on what is new in the world, if you will, which is often anchored by wines that are produced with lusher, fleshy, fruit-driven qualities-often referred to as baby fat-a style that owns a distinct place in the chardonnay and pinot noir field. The aromas and flavors in The Vanguard are more round and more forward-bristling with enthusiasm and elegance.

A pinot that exists more in the dark spectrum with blackberry, black cherry and cinnamon notes. Baking spices and black licorice. Very young at this stage. On the palate it is rich, dense and delicately resinous. With more time and air, the palate expands further and reveals subtle notes of toasty oak. Considering how tightly wound it remains, it is remarkably powerful both in structure and texture. A wine to decant now or leave to evolve in the cellar. Muscular and densely packed with fruit. A wine with incredible youthful exuberance and a very bright future." - Winery