Siduri Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2014
|Appellation||Santa Lucia Highlands|
Wine AdvocateI loved the 2014 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands and this soft, silky, complex beauty is certainly a match for a number of the more expensive single vineyard releases. Giving up lots of Bing cherry, crushed flowers, black raspberry and spice, it has medium-bodied richness, no hard edges and a seamless texture, all of which allow it to shine today. Nevertheless, it should evolve gracefully given its impeccable balance.
Wine EnthusiastOlallieberrries, grape seeds, roasting herbs and hot gravel show on the nose of this appellation blend by Adam Lee, whose recently sold his brand to Jackson Family but remains deeply involved. A marjoram-laced cranberry-juice flavor consumes the palate, lifted further by hints of dried fennel.
Wine SpectatorCombining elegance with density and complexity, this is firm and spicy, with earth-scented dried berry, licorice, light oak and road tar notes. Ends a bit chewy and rustic, but in a pleasant way. Drink now. 3,021 cases made.