Wine Advocate | Rating: 90The 2010 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands wraps around the palate with layers of juicy, expressive fruit. This is another immediate, silky wine that faithfully expresses the true personality of its appellation. Dried savory herbs, flowers and a hint of tobacco appear on the finish. The 2010 is mostly Sierra Mar and Soberanes. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2017.Author: Antonio Galloni
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91Deep ruby. Ripe, deeply pitched nose features blackberry, lavender, loamy earth and Indian spices. Sweet and pliant but lively, offering energetic dark berry and bitter cherry flavors lifted by a zesty mineral element. Silky tannins are quickly absorbed by the fruit on the lingering, spice-accented finish.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2012
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Offers ripe, generous plum, wild berry and blueberry fruit that's both tight and intense, yet shows a supple texture. Gains muscle and weight on the finish.Author: James Laube
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 282 bottles owned
- 77 collectors