92 Points Wine Spectator: Deliciously pure, rich and layered, with complex currant, blueberry and wild berry fruit that’s supple, deep and persistent, ending with ripe tannins. Drink now through 2023.
Dense, dark garnet color; Aromas of juicy dark fruit, moist soil, vanilla and coco burst out of the glass. The palette is so rich that it can almost be chewed on. Flavors of pie filling, plum, cured meats and root beer enliven the senses. This wine has structural integrity with great depth. The balanced acidity leads to a provocatively supple finish.
Located in one of the highest-plantable sites in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County, this pristine bench offers the Las Alturas Vineyard cool, coastal days with consistent sunshine and a foundation of Gloria sandy loam soil. When planting this 15-acre vineyard, we matched various Pinot Noir clones to individual slopes and soil attributes of the land. Our yields are deliberately kept low in order to preserve the fruit intensity these clonal choices have given us.