Lucia Gary's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019 - The Grape Tray
Lucia Gary's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019
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Lucia Gary's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

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750ml
$69.99

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Winemaker Notes :

True to form, the 2018 Lucia Garys’ Vineyard Pinot Noir yet again stands up to meet its lofty reputation as one of the most highly regarded sites for Pinot Noir in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Starting in the glass with an unyielding dark ruby hue from its rim to its core, this wine flaunts its youth with aromas of black cherry, ripe plum, and citrus blossom. Taking advantage of a near perfect growing season, the vines ripened their clusters slowly and consistently, setting the stage for a wine of notable purity, complexity, and structure. Dark berry and graphite notes weave together with bright, lively acidity and soft, supple tannin to form a final seamlessly integrated finish. A remarkable combination of meticulous winemaking in an ideal vintage, this Pinot Noir is wonderful at the moment, but will age gracefully for years.

Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2018 Pinot Noir Garys’ Vineyard is a little more dense, focused, and tight, with beautiful black cherry and currant fruits as well as notes of camphor, new leather, violets, and earthy notes. I love its balance. Medium to full-bodied, it has nicely integrated acidity, subtle oak, and a great finish. It’s going to keep for 7-8 years, easily. Along with the 2016, it’s the finest vintage of this release I’ve tasted!

May 2020
Vinous
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Dark magenta. Intense red and blue fruit, incense, vanilla and spice qualities on the highly perfumed nose, along with hints of cola and lavender. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering concentrated raspberry, boysenberry and floral pastille flavors that take on an exotic five-spice nuance with air. Plays power off finesse with a sure hand and finishes extremely long and smooth, with polished tannins framing lingering red fruit liqueur and spicecake notes.

Josh Raynolds, October 2020
Wine Enthusiast
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Intense aromas of black-cherry compote, star anise, rosewater candy and caramel show on the lavish nose of this bottling. There is great tension to the sip, where snappy red-currant and dark berry flavors meet with freshly ground nutmeg and vanilla spices.

Matt Kettmann, November 2020