Justin Willett started out as an assistant winemaker and worked his way up owning his own label, which he created in 2005 producing a whopping 190 cases. His meticulous attention to detail has elevated him to “Must Have” status among many Chardonnay and Pinot Noir lovers. Working with some of the best vineyards in the Santa Rita Hills and Santa Barbara county, Justin has wowed many with his great craft. His latest releases all garnered big press (95 – 96 point ratings). So after a decade of slinging grapes, you’d say that he got the hang of it! GO JUSTIN!
Tyler 2018 Pinot Noir “La Rinconda” Santa Barbara
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Vinous 96 Points: “The 2018 Pinot Noir La Rinconada Vineyard offers laser like focus behind a core of red fruit. The Rinconada is one of the most reticent wines in the range today. I would be prepared to cellar it for at least a few years. Blood orange, mint and crushed rocks all flesh out in a vivid, mineral-driven wine loaded with class. With a bit of air, the layers really start to flesh out.”
Decanter 96 Points: “La Rinconada vineyard is adjacent to the famed Sanford & Benedict site and consistently yields a radically different wine. As with the Chardonnay from this vineyard, the Pinot Noir is more brawny, bursting and masculine answer to the elegant and effortless Sanford & Benedict. A black-fruited, polished, focused nose leads to an explosive palate loaded with high-toned red fruits, aged leather and dried roses. An impressive & multifaceted showing.”