2013 Veramonte Ritual Pinot Noir

Ever taste a Pinot Noir that acts like a $70+ bottle of wine ... for $15.98? Today's offer, which scored 94 Points and is just $15.98, is drawing comparisons to Pinot in a far more expensive price point! Pinot Noir drinkers, you are in for a real treat today! Twice this wine has arrived ... and twice we have sold out! We were able to get another shipment of this incredible Pinot! James Suckling suggested in his review that this wine "gives competition to Sea Smoke". Current vintages of Sea Smoke Pinot Noir (if you can find anything from them at all) are currently selling for $70+. Once again, today's offer comes to you at $15.98 per bottle! "A dense and wonderfully long and silky pinot with strawberry, light hazelnut, and hints of lemon peel. Full body, yet lively and wired. This gives competition to Sea Smoke pinot but at half to one-third the price. Drink now." - 94 Points - James Suckling "Ritual Pinot Noir is the result of Agustin Huneeus’ quest to produce world class Pinot Noir from Casablanca Valley. Partnering with renowned American winemaker Paul Hobbs and applying the same time-honored viticulture and winemaking methods as those used in Burgundy, he set out to produce Pinot Noir of superior quality, structure and elegance. Fruit for this wine is selected from 3 distinct vineyard sites within the Veramonte estate. Hand harvested in small batches in the cool morning fog, fruit from each vineyard contributes unique qualities to the finished wine in the form of character, dimension and personality. Together, they create a beautiful, elegant expression of Pinot Noir from Casablanca Valley. Meticulously hand crafted, harvested fruit enjoys cold maceration for 3-5 days for color extraction before whole berries are fermented with wild yeasts to increase depth and intensity. Frequent, gentle punch downs in small open-top tanks bring out deep color while malolactic fermentation and aging up to 14 months in French oak barrels (40% new) add complexity and elegance. The resulting wine brims with bright fruit aromas and flavors of black cherries, blueberry, raspberry and plum." - Winery [+]