A Pinot Noir that delivers Santa Lucia Highland’s fruit characteristics in a distinct wine through light handed winemaking. Aged in French Oak for approximately 10 months these wines also undergo years of bottle aging for a full integration of complexities. Our Pinot Noirs possess silky, velvety notes with early season characteristics. For technical details on specific vintages, please utilize each wine's hyperlink in their title below.
2016 Pinot Noir
Deep, beautiful garnet. Rich with strawberry, pomegranate and raspberry. Fragrant huckleberry, boysenberry and backing blackberry pie. Nuances of cedar, pepper and crushed violets balancing the fruit with earthy aromas. Silky smooth mouth feel highlighting the dark berry fruits of cassis, ripe black cherry, and bramble. Supple, creamy, round mouth feel with succulent acidity, lingering on the palate leaving an enticingly long finish.
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2016 El Bec
Deep garnet red showcasing subtle flecks of violet with a crimson core. Rich with strawberry, pomegranate and raspberry. Fragrant huckleberry, boysenberry and baking blackberry pie. Nuances of cedar, pepper and crushed violets balancing the fruit with earthy aromas. Silky smooth mouth feel highlighting the dark berry fruits of cassis, ripe black cherry, and bramble. Supple, creamy, round mouth feel with succulent acidity, lingering on the palate leaving an enticingly long finish.
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2015 Pinot Noir
Deep ruby and violet tones. Highly expressive blackberry, blueberry, and black cherry fruit with subtle aromas of smoky campfire, nutmeg and sweet fig. Opulent cranberry and cherry balanced with tantalizing and lingering acidity. The end palate finishes rich, long, and slow: staying with you and urging another sip.
2014 Pinot Noir
Bright garnet color. Full nose of supple blue and black fruit, baked cherry pie, and sweet fig. Subtle pepper notes. Strawberry, black cherry and cranberry displaying terroir notes throughout. Super smooth and balanced, mild acidity. Long-lasting finish.
2017 Nouveau of Pinot Noir
Iridescent, deep garnet color. Fruit punch with layers of hibiscus, guava, strawberry, and raspberry on the nose. Bright burst of tropical fruits and red berries: raspberry, pomegranate with slight earthy strawberry effervescence. Fresh pops of cardamom and acidity throughout the palate leading into a playful, lengthy dry finish.
2013 Pinot Noir
Deep ruby red with hues of vibrant violet. Dried raspberry and cranberry with hints of cherry cola and subtle notes of huckleberry. Delicate cherry like fruit flavors that develop into a smooth cranberry soft finish.
2012 Pinot Noir
2011 Pinot Noir
Rich violet and dark ruby. Concentrated red fruit with undertones of pepper and tobacco. Light and soft yet expressive with notes of cherry, raspberry, cranberry and subtle terroir complexities of pepper and tobacco.
Rich violet and dark ruby. Raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, dark cassis, black cherry with cola hints. Big rich mouth feel, intense blue fruit, velvety texture with acidity throughout with slightly tannic on the finish.
2010 Pinot Noir
Rich, bright, ruby red. Dark cranberry, strawberry, red plum, raspberry and brambly. Subtle red rose notes. Rich elegant fruit flavor with a balance of fruit and acidity. Lingering finish with gripping red fruit layers
2009 Pinot Noir
Brilliant garnet red. Bright ripe cherry, flaked with hints of earthiness and freshly cracked white pepper. Rich and silky smooth with constant red fruit through the powerful lasting finish.
2008 Pinot Noir
Powerful yet elegant and complex. Cherry, cassis and licorice. Very long and delicate finish.
2007 Pinot Noir
Burgundian. Silky, velvety, early season cherry. Texturally fantastic. Soft, not sharp.