Domaine De La Cote

Domaine de la Côte is a collection of 6 vineyards planted over 40 acres on the furthest western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation: Memorious (3.5 acres), Bloom's Field (7.5 acres), Siren's Call (3 acres), Clos Juliet (1 acre), La Côte (9.5 acres), and 15.5 acres of appellation Sta. Rita Hills. Dramatically rising to an elevation of 700 feet above the Santa Ynez River, the Domaine lies on an ancient 25 million year old siliceous (silex) and diatomaceous seabed 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

The Domaine was purchased by Raj Parr and Sashi Moorman at the beginning of 2013. Sashi Moorman discovered the site and developed the vineyards with Chris King in 2007. Under his direction, the vineyards were planted entirely to California heritage selections at extremely high vine densities between 4,000 and 7,000 vines per acre, unprecedented at the time for the appellation. Although the Domaine spans a mere 40 acres, the diversity of its climats is staggering: each vineyard has a unique geology, aspect, elevation and microclimate. Such distinct expression of site, or terroir, in such close proximity, is unparalleled in California.

The Domaine organically farms its vineyards and makes its wines with the philosophy of "add nothing; take nothing away." All the wines are produced and bottled at the winery in the town of Lompoc in Santa Barbara County, three miles from the domaine.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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Domaine de la Cote 'Memorious' Pinot Noir 2015
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2016 Pinot Noir Memorious, from a 3.5-acre parcel that's typically the last to be harvested, offers up a lifted and perfumed nose of Griotte cherry, orange rind, cassis, currant leaf, raspberry and rose hip. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, with a rich chassis

Domaine de la Cote Pinot Noir 2014
97  Decanter 
Decanter 97 "Sashi Moorman and Rajat Parr make their Pinots taste effortlessly elegant, but it’s a fine-tuned approach in the cellar and ultra-attentive viticulture that achieve those mouthwatering results. Their estate bottling is like a juicy cross between Burgundy’s Volnay and Beaujolais’

Domaine de la Cote 'Blooms Fi' Pinot Noir 2014
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "Domaine de la Côte's 2014 Pinot Noir Bloom's Field is terrific. All the elements come together effortlessly. The 2014 is lifted and translucent, as these wines always are, and yet there is more than enough depth through the mid-palate and finish to give the wine harmony and texture

Domaine de la Cote 'Memorious' Pinot Noir 2013
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "Cranberry, orange peel, blood orange, mint and sweet spices are some of the notes that flesh out in the 2013 Pinot Noir Memorious. Pliant and expressive, the 2013 offers lovely balance to match its understated, gracious personality. The finish is lifted, intensely floral and

Domaine de la Cote 'La Cote' Pinot Noir 2013
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Possessing slightly dark fruit characteristics, with lots of minerality, the 2013 Pinot Noir la Cote still possesses the salty, strawberry, rose petal and spice aromas and flavors that are present in all of these new releases. Medium-bodied, supple (more supple than you'd think)

Domaine de la Cote 'Blooms Fi' Pinot Noir 2013
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "The 2013 Pinot Noir Bloom's Field is utterly beguiling from the very first taste. Layers of flavor build through the mid-palate and finish, where the 2013 shows a real sense of verticality in its structure. Dark red cherry, plum, spice and new leather meld into the expressive

Domaine de la Cote 'Blooms Fi' Pinot Noir 2012
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "Rich, explosive and powerful, the 2012 Pinot Noir Bloom's Field hits the palate with intense savory notes, red plum, pomegranate, mint and a host of lifted, beautifully perfumed notes. The Bloom's Field can sometimes be slow out of the gates, but in 2012 it is positively

Domaine de la Cote 'La Cote' Pinot Noir 2012
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92-95 "Brought up all in barrels, some of which are new, the 2012 Pinot Noir La Cote comes from their estate vineyard that’s located about as far west as you can get in the Sta. Rita Hills. It has full-bodied richness and depth to go with smoking notes of cassis, licorice and toast on

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Cotes du Rhone 2003
89  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 90-89 "The estate's oldest vines (which are planted directly in front of the visitors' parking lot) are only entitled to a Cotes du Rhone appellation. Produced from 100+ year old Grenache vines, the 2003 Cotes du Rhone is reminiscent of a Burgundy grand cru. Aged in old foudres, it