News! The Blue Cape Cellars Sta. Rita Hills 2012 Pinot Noir 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Blue Cape Cellars
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.
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.
Blue Cape Cellars 2012 Pinot Noir comprises two separate bottlings. Approximately 240 cases of the 2012 Blue Cape Cellars Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir were produced, but only 41 cases of the 2012 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Reserve were bottled. Both wines maintain a richness and deep color true to the terroir of the Santa Barbara appellation. The small berries of the 667 and 777 clones from the Rio Vista and Hayes Ranch ultra-premium vineyards in Santa Barbara County appellation give this wine a deep color, with flavors of cherries and dried strawberries and an elegance one expects from world class Pinot Noir.