2018 Domaine de la Cote 'Bloom's Field' Pinot Noir

Santa Barbara County, California

One of the great new world Pinot Noirs; rarely seen, not easily forgotten.



Aromatically intense and finely cut, the Bloom's Field is an unforgettable wine.

Antonio Galloni (

About The Wine

Simply outstanding Californian Pinot made by celeb-sommelier Rajat Parr (who you may have seen in the Somm movies).

The Bloom’s Field is one of the Domaine's five single sites, on a southwest-facing hillside with clay on Monterey Shale bedrock. The Pinots from this windy spot are perhaps the lightest in colour and weight.

Complexity upon complexity here - aromatically, and throughout the long, ethereal palate. Whole-bunch wild herbs and leafiness (though not stalky) meld seamlessly with intensely concentrated cherry and pomegranate notes.

The palate is an exercise in light and dark - high toned, lush dark red fruits, fresh stoney minerality, and a deep long finish. Utterly exceptional.

About Domaine de la Cote

Domaine de la Cote is the high density Pinot Noir project from famous sommelier Rajat Parr and wine partner Sashi Moorman, located in the Santa Rita Hills, within the Santa Barbara wine region.

The domain is a collection of five vineyards in the far western reaches of the Sta. Rita Hills, seven miles from the Pacific Ocean, planted in 2007. The aim was to investigate multitude of terroirs this land of faults and slopes naturally created.

In no time, their minimal intervention wines, all Pinot Noir, always 100% whole bunch, have established themselves as a preeminent producer of lighter style, lo-fi Californian Pinot Noir, with incredible reviews to match.

In Jancis Robinson own words, “these are wines that eschew the heavy-handed, overripe approach of so many Californian producers. They are beautifully elegant, always refreshing and effortlessly drinkable.”

Owner/ winemaker Rajat Parr
Owner/ winemaker Rajat Parr
Santa Barbara, California
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From The Producer

It could be easy to let the 2018 Bloom’s Field unfettered expression of pleasure and joy overshadow its profundity. But to consider it seamless marriage of fruit, flower, and mineral sensations is to realize a great Pinot Noir vineyard coming into its own. The ebullience of the ripe red fruit is almost overwhelming, as cranberry and cherry notes take you to the apex of sunny ripeness without becoming jammy.

Rich floral tones lift the nose and merge with the leafy, peppery charge of whole cluster fermentation. The lushness doesn’t sprawl, though, as the wine’s mineral aspect—suggested by aromas reminiscent of rock dust or dried river beds—keeps it firm, as does the structure applied by incisive acidity and ordered, well- drawn tannins. The compactness of the wine’s structure and flavor implies a beautiful evolution in the bottle, as the wine’s gifts continue to unfold.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Vineyards of Domaine de la Cote
Vineyards of Domaine de la Cote
Santa Barbara County, California
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"The 2018 Pinot Noir Bloom's Field explodes from the glass with a heady concoction of dark red fruit, herbs, licorice, rose petal and orange peel. Aromatically intense and finely cut, the Bloom's Field is an unforgettable wine. Everything is so vivid, so nuanced. Beams of acid and saline minerality wrap around the sculpted finish. The 2018 Bloom's Field is an epic Pinot that redefines what the Sta. Rita Hills is all about. Don't miss it." - Antonio Galloni (


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