Lucienne Smith Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014


SKU 955



Winery Note:

This wine artfully combines fragrant strawberry and blackberry aromas with earthy cocoa-dust undertones. Flavors of harmonious red and black fruits including tart plums are underpinned by spicy notes. Silky and richly textured throughout, this wine's finish is long and luxuriant.

Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
Brand Lucienne
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastBaked black cherry, rare roast beef and light sage aromas show on the dynamic, earthy nose of this bottling by Winemaker Paul Clifton. Garrigue is prominent on the tip of the sip, with strong but not overripe black cherry and plum flavors. These lead into forest floor, juniper, pine needle and mulling spice on the finish.

Matt Kettmann, March 1, 2017
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorRich and full-bodied, with a dense core of earthy blackberry, wild berry, currant, spice, loamy earth and cedary oak flavors. Drink now through 2025. 1,428 cases made.

James Laube, February 28, 2017
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateLastly the 1,200-case 2014 Lucienne Pinot Noir Smith Vineyard comes from a site located around the winery and is the highest elevation and most exposed vineyard they own. It also sees the least amount of fog cover due to its elevation. Offering a medium-bodied, charming, even sexy style, with perfumed notes of candied cherries, cola, dried herbs and assorted backing spices, it has a forward, approachable style, yet I suspect it will evolve nicely on its balance. Drink this outstanding Pinot Noir over the coming 5-6 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, September 28, 2016