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2016 Santa Lucia Highland Pinot Noir

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard Designation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Harvest Date
September 2016
Bottling Date
July 2017
Alcohol %
14.4
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SKU: 16SLHPinot - MI18116A
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Our 2016 SLH Pinot Noir owes much of its success to superior terroir and diligent, sustainable farming. It combines the Swan clone from the Escolle Road Vineyard and two clones from our McIntyre Estate Vineyard: 115 and ‘Old Vine.” The ‘Old Vine” block was planted more than four decades ago, making it the oldest plantings of Pinot Noir in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. It is own rooted – a rarity in Californian. The crop was thinned to a maximum of three tons per acre or 1.5 lbs. of fruit per foot of cordon. Row orientation is primarily north/south in both vineyards, which provides even sun exposure from morning to afternoon.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard Designation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Harvest Date
September 2016
Bottling Date
July 2017
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Every year we have a fresh opportunity to explore the terroir of the Santa Lucia Highlands. In 2016, favorable weather conditions allowed us to produce wines of extraordinary depth and concentration. Our SLH Pinot Noir is deep, dark and powerful with notes of cola, loganberries, plums and spice. The palate is full, lush and saturated with flavor. Long story short, this is textbook Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir.
Ratings
90 points: Full and lightly chewy with notes of cherry cola, cedar. juniper and maple. SIP Certified Sustainable. (Planet Grape) 90 Points: Moving to the reds, the 2016 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands boasts a terrific bouquet of black raspberries, strawberries, and spice. It shows the classic, pure fruit of the Santa Lucia Highlands nicely, is medium-bodied, has no hard edges, and offers outstanding purity. (Jeb Dunnuck)
Production
616 cases
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