From the Vine

SPOTLIGHT WINE: 2014 Domaine de la Cote ‘Sta. Rita Hills’ Pinot Noir (Lompoc, CA) *1R*

Rajat Parr, the man behind Domaine de la Cote, is a three-time James Beard Award-winning author, sommelier, and winemaker for multiple projects. This chance to taste one of his flagship Pinot Noirs should not be missed! Rajat’s vision for Domaine de la Cote is to make serious, terroir expressive wines worthy of aging from vineyards in Santa Barbara County. That is no easy task, but his 2014 offering truly hits a home run!


The appellation level ‘Sta. Rita Hills’ Pinot Noir is the product of blending grapes from all the Domaine de la Cote estate vineyards. Using 50% whole cluster fermentation, and no new oak during the aging process, the ‘Sta. Rita Hills’ Pinot offers bright notes of cherry, spice, and leather, with a luscious finish and silky texture. If properly stored, we believe that this wine will develop beautifully for the next 7+ years, and become a truly remarkable, complex bottle.

Antonio Galloni, wine critic and founder of Vinous.com, calls the 2014 ‘Sta. Rita Hills’ Pinot Noir an “…absolutely delicious wine that also captures the essence of the house style. Lifted and gracious, the 2014 offers striking purity in its flavors, not to mention impeccable overall balance. Citrus, cranberry, strawberry and expressive floral notes grace the taut, salivating finish.”

Even more exciting than this great offer is the fact that you can meet Raj on Thursday night and taste this wine with him yourself! Purchase your bottles today and we’ll be happy to have Raj sign them on Thursday. The 2014 Domaine de la Cote ‘Sta. Rita Hills’ and more of Rajat Parr’s exciting work will be showcased this coming Thursday the 28th, from 5pm-8pm at our Free Tasting!

Try a bottle now to see how elegant and beautiful the wine is in its youth, then set some aside to see how the aromas and flavors develop over time. Now is the time to stock up!

Regular Price: $55/bottle

15% per Bottle Discount: $46.75/bottle

25% 6 bottle Discount: $247.50 ($82.50 savings at $41.25 a bottle) 

To place an order, contact orders@theurbangrape.com

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