Sequana Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

Price: $32.00 $29.99
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Item No. 111143
  • ST90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The Santa Lucia Highlands overlook Monterey's Salinas Valley. Southeast facing slopes benefit from morning sun, followed by cooling afternoon sea breezes cresting over the Gabilan Mountains. Vines develop deep roots in alluvial soils deposited over ancient marine terraces. Pinot Noir flourishes here, producing wines characterized by flavors of wild cherry and appealing earthiness.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright ruby-red. Assertive perfume of red berries, potpourri and Asian spices, with a hint of smokiness. Juicy and precise, boasting very good clarity to its raspberry and cherry flavors. Shows an attractive floral quality on the long, spicy finish. Pretty suave, and drinking nicely now."
90 Points

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Learn About Sequana

Sequana Single vineyard Pinot Noir wines from Green Valley of Russian River Valley and Santa Lucia Highlands are named in honor of Sequana, the Franco-Roman goddess of the River Seine, which flows through the ancestral birthplace of Pinot Noir. Winemaker and Pinot Noir specialist, James MacPhail, has complete control over the creation of Sequana's limited production wines -...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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