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The Hilt Pinot Noir Vanguard 2017

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CWA

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $77.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

96+ Points | JD
“Similarly colored, the 2017 Pinot Noir Old Guard offers Burgundian notes of ripe red and black fruits, scorched earth, ground herbs, and forest floor. It too is rich, pure, and polished, with beautiful concentration. It's another magical Pinot Noir from the talented Matt Dees that will benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for over a decade (although it's far from unapproachable today).” - Jeb Dunnuck (10/18)
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

96+ Points | JD
“Similarly colored, the 2017 Pinot Noir Old Guard offers Burgundian notes of ripe red and black fruits, scorched earth, ground herbs, and forest floor. It too is rich, pure, and polished, with beautiful concentration. It's another magical Pinot Noir from the talented Matt Dees that will benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for over a decade (although it's far from unapproachable today).” - Jeb Dunnuck (10/18)



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery The Hilt

Vineyard Designate

AVA Santa Rita Hills

Region Santa Barbara County