Challen 2014 Scarlett Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills) Review

Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills US

Review Score: 90
Winery: Challen
Grape: Pinot Noir
Designation: Scarlett
Vintage: 2014
Province: California
Region: Sta. Rita Hills Central Coast



Our Review

From a vineyard planted in 1983, this wine is formed from a vineyard-designated block of Pinot Noir, from the far side of the appellation. The result is a zesty, dry expression of the variety, the fruit equal parts red and white, with the oak well integrated and balanced. Fruit is evident as black cherry, cranberry and persimmon. The mouthfeel is supple, the tannins moderate and the finish long.