This alluring expression of Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir displays lavish aromas of brambly blackberry and cherry cola. The voluptuous dark berry and black cherry notes are echoed on the lush, mouthcoating palate, where they mingle with flavors of black raspberry, cedar and white pepper, with a streak of underlying acidity adding verve and freshness to a long, resonant finish.
After a cool, wet start to the season, summer brought near-perfect weather to the Central Coast, with warm, sunny days and cool nights. This weather continued into autumn, ensuring abundant hangtime. We were able to harvest all of our vineyards exactly when we wished, resulting in vibrant white wines with lovely tension and depth, and beautifully aromatic reds with age-worthy structures, dynamic fresh-fruit flavors and elegant underlying complexity.