The Rita’s Crown Pinot Noir is, as always, a child of Sta. Rita Hills. Great aromatics, cherry, plum and wild spices. The mid-palate is pure silk, and the tannins are long and plush. Where the Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir is raw power, this wine is pure seduction. This is the wine that you share with somebody who hasn’t yet experienced Pinot Noir’s magical allure in its purest form, as each sip introduces a new flavor and the textures combine power with finesse. This is Sta. Rita Hills in all her glory.