Lucienne Doctor's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

$36.99
$35.14

SKU 273

750ml

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Winemaker Notes :

Doctor’s Vineyard, a 243 acre certified sustainable estate vineyard is planted near the center of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Ranging from 320 feet to 720 feet above sea level, this gently sloped hillside’s exposure to the surrounding environment distinguishes it from the other SLH estate vineyards. Gusty afternoon winds slow grape ripening during the day allowing afternoon sun exposure to cultivate a riper and more robust flavor than are found in vineyards to the north.

Blackberry, cherry, strawberry and vanilla greet the nose finishing with light oak and hints of sage. Lush, round viscosity welcomes the palate showcasing vibrant fruit and youthful acidity, leading to a full bodied finish.

Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
Brand Lucienne
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastHearty black plum, mulberry and blackberry notes show on the nose of this bottling, alongside scents of gravel, turned earth, dried sage and toast. Violet and blackberry flavors unfold on the dark palate, but vibrant acidity and a solid structure expertly balance the richness.

  • wa91

Wine AdvocateMedium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Lucienne Pinot Noir Doctor's Vineyard has a very earthy nose of mossy bark, damp soil and fungi over a core of black cherries and black raspberries, plus a hint of black pepper. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with gregarious black and red fruit preserves-inspired flavors, supported by fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with perfumed hints.

Robert Parker, August 2016