Domaine de la Cote

Domaine de la Côte is a collection of six vineyards planted over 40 acres on the farthest western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. T he vineyards were planted entirely to California heritage selections at extremely high vine densities between 4,000 and 7,000 vines per acre. The Domaine organically farms its vineyards and makes its wines with the philosophy of "add nothing; take nothing away." All the wines are produced and bottled in the town of Lompoc in Santa Barbara County, three mi les from the domaine. BURGHOUND

Sashi Moorman and Rajat Parr make their Pinots taste effortlessly elegant, but it’s a fine-tuned approach in the cellar and ultra-attentive viticulture that achieve mouthwatering results. DECANTER MAGAZINE

Breathtaking and delicious. JANCIS ROBINSON

It is difficult to contextualise just how sought after these wines have become. The Domaine spans a mere 40 acres, the diversity of its climats is staggering: each vineyard has a unique geology, aspect, elevation and microclimate. Such distinct expression of site, or terroir, in such close proximity, is unparalleled in California. This is the achievement of Rajat Parrs dream of a terroir wine that can compete against Burgundy. You don’t have to like American Pinot Noir, but it would be preferable to enjoy terroir-driven wine. The great thing about wine is that there is always another great bottle around the corner, and just when you think you can no longer be shocked, you are shocked. I was. Tasting these wines was an extraordinary experience. he freshness and delicacy are incredible, and this will in time become America’s most famous Pinot producer. These are collector’s wines. I have included editorial comment from Galloni. STSWine