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News! Our Blue Cape Cellars 2012 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills recently won a Double Gold medal at the 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition sponsored by the Tasting Panel Magazine. The wine scored 96 out of 100 points! For information about the award and how to get the wine, contact winemaker Kim Hartleroad at khartleroad@cox.net.  The wine is limited in quantity but still available at Phoenix's Duck and Decanter, the Wrigley Mansion, Christopher's Crush, Phoenix Wine, Scottsdale's Ruth's Chris Steak House and the popular Phoenix wine bar the Whining Pig.


2012 Blue Cape Cellars Pinot Grigio

The Blue Cape Cellars 2012 Pinot Grigio, Santa Barbara County, was grown in the Lucas and Lewellen Los Alamos vineyard along San Antonio Creek, in Santa Barbara County. The carefully tended vineyard produces Pinot Grigio grapes that render subtle aromas of lemon peel, lily flower, jasmine, tea and pear. The wine is crisp, with natural acidity developed in the grapes while growing in this cool climate. Fermented in 100% stainless steel.

2012 Blue Cape Cellars Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (Double Gold)

Approximately 240 cases of the 2012 Blue Cape Cellars Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir were produced.  This wine, like all Blue Cape Cellars Pinot Noir, maintains a richness and deep color true to the terroir of Santa Barbara County.  Sourced from small berried 667 and 777 Dijon clones from the Rio Vista and Hayes Ranch ultra-premium vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills this wine shows deep colors, a nose of of ripe cherries and dried strawberries and an elegance one expects from world class Pinot Noir.  This wine was aged in 100% French oak, about 20% new and the remaining seasoned (neutral) oak.

Winemaker Kim Hartleroad started Blue Cape Cellars to fulfill a longtime goal of making a wine of distinction. The Blue Cape logo honors Kim's late mother Aletha, who proudly wore a blue cape in her duties as a caring registered nurse. The golden fields of grain pictured on the label are not unlike the fields of golden wheat she traversed while growing up on a Kansas farm.


Check out Blue Cape Cellars Pinot Noir at our newest client  - Holiday Wine Center in Escondido California.  302 West Mission Avenue. 


Contact us at 602-690-5108 or email winemaker Kim Hartleroad at khartleroad@cox.net.


2012 Blue Cape Cellars Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills Reserve

The 2012 Blue Cape Cellars Pinot Noir Reserve was fermented in 100% new French oak barrels of medium toast plus for 16 months.  Unfiltered and unfined the wine shows strong notes of vanilla from the French oak with rich concentrated Central Coast Pinot Noir varietal flavors. The wine is dark in color with layers of dried strawberries, cherries, spice and mocha. Only 41 cases were produced!  This wine won a Bronze medal in the 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition.