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The Hilt Old Guard 2015

Rating

CWA

RP

WS

JS

AG96+

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $74.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on orders of 6+ bottles.

96+ Points
“The Hilt's 2015 Pinot Noir Old Guard is a big, powerful wine. Ample and dramatic in build, the 2015 exudes richness. A host of red-toned fruit, sage, mint and rose petal notes get an extra kick of aromatic lift from the whole clusters. The 2015 finishes with great focus and intensity especially for the year. This is a remarkable wine in every way. The 2015 is mostly Sanford & Benedict, with some fruit from Radian.” - Antonio Galloni

BACKGROUND
The Hilt is Screaming Eagle’s sister project in Santa Barbara that produces truly mind bending Chardonnay and Pinot Noir! "One of the top Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producers in Santa Barbara County, The Hilt is managed by the team at Jonata, with up-and-coming superstar winemaker Matt Dees making the wines.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate “This is an absolutely stellar set of wines from The Hilt. Winemaker Matt Dees has crafted what are the finest Santa Barbara Pinots I have tasted so far." - Antonio Galloni on The Hilt
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Milk Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Savory

Gamey

High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

  • Reviews
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on orders of 6+ bottles.

96+ Points
“The Hilt's 2015 Pinot Noir Old Guard is a big, powerful wine. Ample and dramatic in build, the 2015 exudes richness. A host of red-toned fruit, sage, mint and rose petal notes get an extra kick of aromatic lift from the whole clusters. The 2015 finishes with great focus and intensity especially for the year. This is a remarkable wine in every way. The 2015 is mostly Sanford & Benedict, with some fruit from Radian.” - Antonio Galloni

BACKGROUND
The Hilt is Screaming Eagle’s sister project in Santa Barbara that produces truly mind bending Chardonnay and Pinot Noir! "One of the top Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producers in Santa Barbara County, The Hilt is managed by the team at Jonata, with up-and-coming superstar winemaker Matt Dees making the wines.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate “This is an absolutely stellar set of wines from The Hilt. Winemaker Matt Dees has crafted what are the finest Santa Barbara Pinots I have tasted so far." - Antonio Galloni on The Hilt

Winery The Hilt

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Central Coast