Samsara 2010 Pinot Noir Kessler-Haak Vineyard STA. Rita Hills
Wine Advocate rating: 92"The 2010 Pinot Noir Kessler-Haak Vineyard bursts from the glass with racy dark fruit, mint, violets and licorice. Lively veins of acidity lend energy and vibrancy to this beautifully delineated, energetic Pinot. This is a decidedly delicate, perfumed style of Pinot within the Samsara lineup, but it works. The 2010 was vinified with 50% whole clusters and aged in French oak barrels, 50% new. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018."