Winery: "This special wine demonstrates the power and finesse of Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands. It displays aromas of dark cherry, saddlewood, and sweet herbs. Flavors of wild cherry are complemented by notes of toasted oak and raspberry. Perfectly poised with fresh acidity, this wine is incredibly food-versatile. It is a wonderful accompaniment to roast chicken and grilled salmon, as well as almost any duck, beef or lamb preparation.
Jeb Dunnuck: "Coming from a mix of clones, the light ruby-hued 2018 Pinot Noir Twelve Clones gives up a pretty nose of framboise and strawberries as well as lots of floral, rose petal, sappy herb, and minty aromas and flavors. It's another lightly textured, medium-bodied, elegant wine from this estate to enjoy over the coming 4-6 years. Maturity 2021-2027." Jan 2021
Wine Enthusiast: "Layers of baked berry, pie crust and star anise show on the nose of this clonal combination. It's clean and direct on the palate, offering tart red-currant and cranberry flavors, touched up by thyme, lavender and potpourri elements." Mar 2021
|Varietal||100% Pinot Noir|
|Aging||10 months in 100% French oak, 38% new|
|Region||Santa Lucia Highlands, California|
|Grapes||100% Pinot Noir|
|Region||Santa Lucia Highlands|