Pinot Noir is a fine example of clonal diversity coming together in one wine. The focus is decidedly Burgundian, with flavors of raspberry, cherry and wild berries, good acidity, and a nice French oak complexity.
This special wine from a special vintage demonstrates thepower and finesse of Pinot Noir from the Santa LuciaHighlands: rich cherry/plum fruit accented by nuances ofnutmeg, pepper, smoke, and vanilla. The wine's perfectlypoised fruit/acid balance makes it incredibly food-versatile.The Paraiso Pinot is a wonderful complement to roast fowland grilled salmon, as well as almost any duck, beef , or lambpreparation.
92 points Wine Spectator: ''Serves up a trim, flavorful band of ripe cherry, wild berry and strawberry jam that's elegantly styled and well-structured, finishing with a long, complex finish echoing anise and mineral