Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast

Capiaux Cellars

Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Depth, cola and baking spices. Big boned. — 4 days ago

Shay, Ira and 8 others liked this


Smith Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Wine Wed. 6/9/2021 — 8 days ago

David, Jonathan and 1 other liked this


Gary's Vineyard Syrah 2008

Decanted 2+ hours….seriously funky nose early but mellowed out and turned into very austere yet still strong fruit, mostly plum, not a hint of acidity. Like a middle aged Bordeaux. Love Testarossa — 18 days ago

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Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Double blind tasting, soaring aromatics & dense fruit, BIG PINOT NOIR! PISONI Grapes 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 — 24 days ago

Laura Milton
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Laura Milton

Laura Milton



Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2015

Plum, cherry and brambly berry on the nose. I get tart cranberry and cherry with a velvety mouthfeel on the palate. A very lovely New World Pinot! — 5 days ago

Belle Glos

Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Full bodied Pinot Noir, for those of us who don't ever order Pinot Noir. — 6 days ago


Sierra Mar Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Not generally a central coast Pinot fan but this was remarkable. Stellar lively acidity, surprising earth cola and fruit to balance and texture to savor. — a month ago

Caraccioli Cellars

Escolle Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Cherry, cinnamon, American oak, fresh strawberry, and raspberry. Light tannins, medium alcohol, and high acid. — 5 days ago

Susan Cahoon
with Susan

Mer Soleil

Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2018

Last night's wine I opened was the 2018 Mer Soleil Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve Pinot Noir Monterey County California. Winemaker Chuck Wagner.

The nose has notes of cherry, raspberry, plum, all spice, darjeerli g tea, oak and forest floor.

On the palate is dark cherry, raspberry, plum, all spice, vanilla, oakand earth.

This wine is medium bodied and a creamy mouthfeel with medium to medium + acidity and medium fine tannins with a medium to long dark fruit finish. The week has just started and we all received bad news over the weekend of a masterful and astounding winemakers passing. Jim Clendenon of Au Bon Climat had touched many lives with his wonderful and masterful wines. Jim will be surely missed! I truly wish his legacy will live on. Jim was only 68 years young. Have a wonderful week and remember life throws us all curveballs at any time. Please stay healthy and safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— a month ago

Sharon, Paul and 19 others liked this

Lucia Vineyards (Pisoni)

Santa Lucia Highands Chardonnay 2018

Dinner night 2 in Carmel. Surprise and delight. — 5 days ago

Daniel SmithRussell Smith
with Daniel and Russell