Lucia Santa Lucia Highlands 2015
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This wine showcases a combination of fruit from the Pisoni, Garys’ and Soberanes vineyards, where yields were generally 50% lower than normal. Despite its youthfulness, the Lucia Pinot Noir already shows signs of finesse. The fruit offers a gorgeous balance of acid and sugar levels, the result of cooling ocean breezes and foggy mornings in the vineyards. Once poured, the wine releases elegant aromas of raspberry, violets and crushed rose petal that linger in the glass. These floral notes also persevere in the mouth, producing a rich, elongated finish. Suave, layered tannins deliver great texture and length.
|Appellation||Santa Lucia Highlands|
The Rhone ReportComing mostly from the Pisoni Vineyard, with the balance Garys and Soberanes, the 2015 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir offers terrific depth and concentration, with loads of black cherry, black raspberry, spring flower and forest floor aromas and flavors. Brought up in 50% new barrels, it’s a serious appellation blend that has real depth and length, and overdelivers in spades. Drink it anytime over the coming 4-5 years.
Wine SpectatorRich, full and expressive, offering tiers of blackberry, wild berry, plum and raspberry flavors enlivened by zesty acidity and supported by fine-grained tannins, which makes the finish long and lively. Drink now through 2023. 410 cases made.