Lucienne Doctor's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands|
Ranked the #1 Red Wine in our February 9, 2019 "Big Taste" of The Vineyard Wine Tasting Event.
This wine is the most robust of the Lucienne Pinot Noirs, with aromas of dark fruits, red cherry, spices and a hint of toasty vanilla. On the palate, a burst of red cherry, ripe strawberry, and red plum flavors give a fleeting impression of sweetness, which is moderated on the finish by rounded tannins.
Hearty black plum, mulberry and blackberry notes show on the nose of this bottling, alongside scents of gravel, turned earth, dried sage and toast. Violet and blackberry flavors unfold on the dark palate, but vibrant acidity and a solid structure expertly balance the richness.
Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Lucienne Pinot Noir Doctor's Vineyard has a very earthy nose of mossy bark, damp soil and fungi over a core of black cherries and black raspberries, plus a hint of black pepper. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with gregarious black and red fruit preserves-inspired flavors, supported by fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with perfumed hints.
Well-centered on a rich, elegant core of dusty blackberry, baking spices, light cedar and licorice notes, ending smooth and supple while repeating the flavor themes. Drink now through 2020. 765 cases made.