Lucia Gary's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 - The Grape Tray
Lucia Gary's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
SKU: 2344

Lucia Gary's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

  • we97
  • v94
  • jd94
  • ws92


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Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands
Brand Lucia
Alcohol/vol 14.2%

Winemaker Notes :

A deep and rich ruby color, the 2017 Garys’ Vineyard Pinot Noir impresses from the moment it’s poured. Notes of Bing cherry, violets, and blackberry crisp shine within this purity, and aromas of orange blossom and cedar add enticing complexity. The ample rainfall of the 2017 season energized the vines at Garys’ Vineyard, resulting in a wine of incredible concentration and freshness from the start. Bright, juicy flavors of black cherry, plum, and baking spice add impressive volume on the palate, while soft, supple tannin gives the wine a well-rounded structure. Lively acidity swirls amongst the fruit flavors, adding brightness that bursts from start to finish while hinting at a graceful, long life in bottle.

Wine Enthusiast
  • we97

Rich, clean and powerfully mineral-driven on the nose, this single-vineyard expression shows black cherry, tangy raspberry, crushed slated and damp gravel on the nose. There is tremendous depth of flavor to the intensely elegant palate, where strong but perfectly ripe dark fruits are balanced by tightly woven tannins, fresh acidity and more rock and soil flavors.

Matt Kettmann, June 2019
  • v94

Dark, bright-rimmed red. Powerful, smoke-accented red berry preserve, cherry-cola and floral oil aromas show very good clarity and pick up exotic spice and vanilla notes with air. The spiciness here suggests to me that a lot of clusters are in play but it's only 5%. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering concentrated raspberry, cherry liqueur, spicecake, rose pastille and mocha flavors and a touch of smoky minerality. Weighty yet surprisingly graceful in style, finishing extremely long, with solid thrust, sneaky tannins and lingering florality.

Josh Raynolds, November 2019
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd94

Completely destemmed, the 2017 Pinot Noir Garys’ Vineyard has a beautiful fruit-forward character as well as notes of bright cherries, raspberries, flowers, and vanilla bean. It’s another medium to full-bodied, seamless wine in the lineup that has outstanding balance as well as length

June 2019
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

Rich and ripe, featuring concentrated dark plum, kirsch and mocha cream flavors, supported by medium-grained tannins and zesty acidity. Mexican chocolate and Asian spice notes flood the toasty finish.

Kim Marcus, October 2019