Wine Advocate | Rating: 92A beautiful effort that certainly competes with the single-vineyard releases, the 2012 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands offers up a gorgeous bouquet of black cherries, black raspberry, wild herbs, rose petal and Asian spice to go with a medium-bodied, layered, balanced and rich palate feel. Rounded, with solid richness and upfront fruit, this knockout Pinot Noir will drink nicely for over a decade.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91Presents a rich, powerful display of blackberry, raspberry, spice and floral scents, with touches of smoky oak, anise and dusty earth and a long, persistent finish.Author: James Laube
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93Vivid ruby. Powerful aromas of dark berries, potpourri and smoky Moroccan spices. Sweet, fleshy and deeply pitched, offering expansive black raspberry and spicecake flavors and a sexy floral pastille nuance. Silky tannins build slowly on the finish, which lingers with excellent, floral-dominated persistence. Showing a darker character than the Sonoma bottlings but just as much vivacity.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2014
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