• Producer: Zotovich Vineyards - read about the Estate
  • Winemaker: Joey Gummere
  • Region (AVA): Santa Ynez Valley (Sta. Rita Hills)
  • Blend: 100%  Pinot Noir
  • Vintage production: 112 cases
  • Winery location: Lompoc
  • Owners: Steve Zotovich
  • First vintage: 2009
  • Drinking window: 2020-2028


About the Wine:


The 2018 Pinot Noir is a blend of clones 114 and 115 from the Estate Vineyard. It spent 18 months in barrell (33% new).


Zotovich Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2018

  • “A lifted, precise wine, the 2013 Pinot Noir Estate Grown is all class. Sweet red cherry, herbs, rose petal and spice open up in a super-expressive, mid-weight Pinot. I very much like the sense of energy and tension that is such a central part of the wine's personality. The 2013 was done with fully destemmed fruit.”

    91 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Aug. 2020)


    “The 2018 Pinot Noir is soft, succulent and inviting. Ripe dark red/purplish fruit, hard candy, spice and licorice all meld together in a Pinot full of soft curves and forward appeal. This is an especially ripe style, but it works well. The 2018 Pinot Noir from Zotovich is a winner.”

    90 points, Antonio Galloni (Vinous, Aug. 2020)