Lucienne Doctor's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands|
A riper and more robust Pinot Noir, with layers of cherry and citrus fruits along with brown spice and tones of mushroom and earth. The wine’s balanced acidity and smooth tannins lead to a round, approachably soft mouthfeel and a lingering finish.
Brilliant red. Intense, spice-accented black raspberry, cherry and licorice aromas are enlivened by a suggestion of smoky minerals. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering lively dark berry and bitter cherry flavors that slowly open up and become sweeter with air. Shows very good depth as well as energy and finishes smoky and quite long, with building florality and chewy tannins that build steadily.
Aromas of black cherry, clove, spiced cake and vanilla show on the nose of this bottling. The texture is soft and pillowy on the sip, where a splash of acidity underlies the hearty black-cherry and mocha-foam flavors.