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Hilliard Bruce
2012 - Sun Pinot Noir
750 ml.

$64.25
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
RP 92
WS 92

Country: USA

Region: Santa Barbara

Subregion: Santa Rita Hills

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2012

Size: 750 ml.

Husband and wife team, John Hilliard and Christine Bruce, grew up near one another in Houston. Christine was a horsewoman and a musician, and left Texas to study classical piano at Boston University before graduating from the Berklee College of Music. There she fell in love with the contemporary jazz music scene and began working as a professional keyboardist. Meanwhile, as a young man, John Hilliard studied finance and pursued a career selling maritime insurance, until deciding to follow his dreams of painting full-time. He was director and president of Diverse Works, a Houston-based arts organization, and a committee member for both the Museum of Fine Arts and the Glassell Artists in Residence Program. He later returned to manage his family’s shipyard business, where he grew the company from one to four shipyards in just a few years. After they met, the couple pursued their passions, taking wine classes together at Rice University, and earning certifications as Master Gardeners from Texas A&M and the University of Arizona. Cultivation seems to come naturally to both of them, and it wasn’t long before they had not only a thriving garden with every possible vegetable that might grow in the Texas climate, but also a small breeding operation for Arabian horses at their ranch in Houston. John and Christine left their home in Texas in 2002, after purchasing the 101-acre Hilliard Bruce estate in the Sta. Rita Hills. Christine wanted a ranch where she could expand her business of breeding Arabian horses, and John was open to new adventures after surviving two life-threatening illnesses. With a love of wine and an eye for precision and design, they planted 21-acres to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, using their own background as gardeners, along with key advice from some of the industry’s best viticulturalists. To further their winemaking experience, they enrolled in courses at UC Davis Extension Program, Allan Hancock Viticulture and Enology Program, and the Grayson County College Viticulture and Enology Program. Today John and Christine are intimately involved with every step of running Hilliard Bruce Vineyard, from viticulture and winemaking to sales.

SKU: 122
Reviews
Robert Parker - 92 See more...
Seeing the same 18 months in French oak and 100% destemming, the 2012 Pinot Noir Sun is the most dense and concentrated in the lineup. A medium to full-bodied Pinot Noir, it has rocking aromas and flavors of blackberry, cassis, spice-box, licorice and toast to go with a layered, mouthfilling style on the palate. I love the fruit and texture here, but it also has solid depth and structure, and should evolve gracefully. I loved the 2011 releases by John Hilliard and Christine Bruce, and these 2012s are just as good. These are gorgeous wines that show classic Sta. Rita Hills character and are standouts in the vintage.
Wine Spectator - 92 See more...
Seeing the same 18 months in French oak and 100% destemming, the 2012 Pinot Noir Sun is the most dense and concentrated in the lineup. A medium to full-bodied Pinot Noir, it has rocking aromas and flavors of blackberry, cassis, spice-box, licorice and toast to go with a layered, mouthfilling style on the palate. I love the fruit and texture here, but it also has solid depth and structure, and should evolve gracefully. I loved the 2011 releases by John Hilliard and Christine Bruce, and these 2012s are just as good. These are gorgeous wines that show classic Sta. Rita Hills character and are standouts in the vintage.

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