(tasting room only)
The Santa Lucia Highlands are gaining notoriety for producing quality Pinot Noir and this unique vintage demonstrates it.
Its complexity is first revealed with a ripe grape yet earthy nose.
Atop the Sycamore Flats, good drainage, reminiscent of pinot noirs home in Burgundy, France, helps develop this aroma.
A silky entry transitions smoothly into a full body of fruity highlights and earthy undertones.
The uniqueness of the vintage is defined by its smokiness, which is due to the fires in the Los Padres National Forest during the summer of 2008.
Roast beef topped with sautéed mushrooms or lightly seasoned grilled salmon will pair nicely with this burgundy wine.
A beautiful medium ruby hue is followed by varietally-correct aromas of black and red fruits, with earthy undertones.
Round and generous plum flavors with a hint of fresh herbs, built on a structure of fine tannins lead to a satisfying finish.
The complexity of this wine beckons with a certain ‘come hither’ that provokes thought, discussion, and satisfaction.