Lucia Gary's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands|
Winemaker Notes :
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.
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.
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
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.