Santa Lucia Highlands is creating a serious buzz for the quality of its Pinot and rapidly setting new CA benchmarks. Mild temperatures, cool fogs and hungry soils create wines of terrific intensity.
Lifted strawberry and sweet ripe raspberry characters attack you on the nose and palate. Subtle dusty overtones with a sweet smokiness help to make this a powerful yet elegant Pinot with plenty of class.
Maturation: After fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and barrel, the wine was aged in new, one and two year old French oak for nine months.