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2017 Santa Lucia Highland Pinot Noir

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard Designation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Harvest Date
September 2017
Aging
French Oak Barrels
Bottling Date
July 2018
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Spectator
92
Wine Enthusiast
93
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SKU: 17SLHPinot - MI18117A
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Our 2017 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.

Order your bottles now of this 93pts, Editor's Choice according to Matt Kentmann of Wine Enthusiast. Also recently scored 92 points from Wine Spectator.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard Designation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Harvest Date
September 2017
Aging
French Oak Barrels
Bottling Date
July 2018
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Spectator
92
Wine Enthusiast
93
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
*Editor's Choice from Wine Enthusiast*
Ratings
91 Points Josh Raynolds of Vinous, November 2019 Planet Grape (March 2019) - " 93 pts. Full, fresh and finely chewy with notes of cranberry, raspberry, cherry, mint leaf, brown mushroom and cedar." Syrah Queen (May 2019) - "This is a dark, sexy and intriguing wine that is more Burgundian in style. Enticing aromatic notes of blackberries, strawberries and spice. There is plenty of bright fruit on the palate. The stunning velvety tannins linger on with focused acidity and minerality on the finish. I thoroughly enjoyed this Pinot Noir, as it is supple, complex and elegant."
Production
1000 cases
Other Notes
91 Points (November 2019, Vinous, Josh Raynolds) Vivid red. Fresh raspberry, cherry and potpourri scents are complemented by baking spice, vanilla and smoky mineral flourishes. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering appealingly sweet red berry and spice-cake flavors and a hint of candied flowers. Shows very good energy and definition on the gently tannic finish, which hangs on with strong, tangy persistence.
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