At Lincourt, we believe that a vibrant, living environment has a positive effect on the health of the vines and the character
and quality of the wines. To ensure the vitality of our land and the authenticity of our wines, we use sustainable methods in
all of our farming, winemaking and business practices. The 2014 vintage was another solid year in the Sta. Rita Hills. It was our third consecutive abundant vintage with high
quality fruit and large yields. With the earliest bud break on record and such a warm growing season, this was the earliest
harvest to date. Conditions remained ideal from bloom to set only minimally burdened by the typical afternoon winds
that sweep through Sta. Rita Hills.
As part of the original Spanish Land Grant, Rancho Santa Rosa is one of Santa Barbara’s most historic properties. This
beautiful south-facing hillside climbs from 500 to 1,000 feet above sea level. It features 59 individual microblocks
delineated by terroir, soil type, elevation, grade and exposure to the maritime winds off the Pacific Ocean. The grapes
were gently wholecluster pressed and transferred to tank after harvest. Regular stirring of the lees imparted additional
viscosity and complexity. The wine was aged for 18 months in French and American oak barrels, 75% of which were new.
100% Sta. Rita Hills. Only 347 cases produced.