The Hilt

The Hilt champions pinot noir and chardonnay from the climatic margins of California's coastal winegrowing regions, Santa Barbara County's Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley AVAs prominent among them.  The philosophy of "growing in the margins" propels winegrowers to employ practices that enable grapes to show full transparency of site-key to The Hilt's philosophy.  The Hilt and Jonata are owned by Ann and Stan Kroenke.

2014 The Hilt "Old Guard" Pinot Noir, Sanford & Benedict Old Vines

Complex and mysterious with sage, black pepper and copious amounts of black fruit. Black and dark green aromatically. Seriously decadent fruit on the palate. Shaped by the rare and mysterious pure white diatomaceous earth soils on which it grows, this wine displays the perfect level of stem inclusion spice and front tongue tannin. These are balanced and coating tannins created by our mountaintop soils and tough growing conditions. Powerful, but remains so fresh like all 2014 Guards. Black tea. Chalky, crunchy and perfumed. The Hilt is the new venture by the family that owns Jonata and Screaming Eagle.  Black pepper spice aromas hit you right away followed by a touch of smoke and cherry.  These extreme-west vineyards give the wine unique flavors like cherry tart, smoke, spice and even more flavors unveil themselves as you sit with the glass for a while.  The complexity of this wine is stunning and will continue to evolve for many years to come.
 

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2014 The Hilt "The Vanguard" Pinot Noir, Old Vines Sanford & Benedict Vineyard

This wine is sourced 100% from the old vine section of the original Sta. Rita Hills vineyard – Sanford & Benedict.  "The Vanguard" bottling is endowed with a nose that is brooding, dark and seductive. Floral with strong notes of black plum and black tea.  The rich palate has notes of sumptuous blackberry, English Breakfast tea, fruit and smoke.  Full of pleasure immediately out of the bottle, but will become more even suave and seductive with time!

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2014 The Hilt Pinot Noir, Salsipuedes Vineyard

Black pepper spice aromas hit you right away followed by a touch of smoke and cherry.  These extreme-west vineyards give the wine unique flavors like cherry tart, smoke, spice and even more flavors unveil themselves as you sit with the glass for a while.  The complexity of this wine is stunning and will continue to evolve for many years to come.The Hilt is the new venture by the family that owns Jonata and Screaming Eagle.  Black pepper spice aromas hit you right away followed by a touch of smoke and cherry.  These extreme-west vineyards give the wine unique flavors like cherry tart, smoke, spice and even more flavors unveil themselves as you sit with the glass for a while.  The complexity of this wine is stunning and will continue to evolve for many years to come.
 

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