About this Wine
Santa Lucia Highlands is perched high above the Salinas Valley in Monterey County, and is quickly becoming a crown jewel of California viticulture.
SLH enjoys one of California’s longest growing seasons. The alluvial terrace has well-drained granitic soils with vineyards planted on hillside slopes to take advantage of the sunshine. Monterey Bay’s coastal morning fog and afternoon maritime breezes cool the vines, allowing long, gentle ripening of the grapes. The berries are small with thick skins, leading to wines with great structure and deep, intense fruit character.
Stainless steel fermentation; 10 months barrel aging in 100% French oak.
This elegant and opulent Pinot Noir features aromas of cranberries and graham cracker with earthy overtones. The palate reveals ripe red fruit flavors complemented by balanced tannins and a long, lingering finish.
Roast duck or any game bird served alongside truffle risotto.
- Santa Lucia Highlands
- .13 g/ 100 ml
Current Vintage Accolades – 2016
92 Points / Tasting Panel Publisher's Picks
"Earth, Portobello mushrooms and plum tart are a highlight on the nose, while serious notes of tobacco, slate and black pepper don the palate. Strawberry and watermelon are graceful fruits that add a juiciness to the core. Coffee tannins are easy on the tongue for a lengthy finish."
Los Angeles International Wine Competition
TEXSOM International Wine Awards