Big aromatics with spice and pretty red fruit aromatics, flavors of cherries, pomegranate, and strawberries. It has richness and a smooth saline texture on the palate as well as great depth and weight with a long persistent finish.
SAMsARA Wine Company was founded in 2002. The winery name is a Sanskrit word meaning “the eternal cycle of life” representing “the eternal cycle that” “every vine and wine goes through in its lifetime.” SAMsARA’s philosophy of pristine and healthy fruit allows for a non-manipulated wine-making process. SAMsARA’s fruit is grown in ¾-acre plots of personally selected rows in various Sta. Rita Hills vineyards.
Rancho la Viña Vineyard was planted in 2005 at the far southwestern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills. Situated on a gently-sloped mesa several hundred feet above the valley floor and fully exposed to the cool winds coming off the Pacific Ocean, this site is one of the coldest Pinot Noir vineyards in California. Along with the region’s marine influence, the site’s low fertility sandy loam soils yield very small berries, which give the wines remarkably deep, dark color and intense flavors
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