Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast

Caraccioli Cellars

Pinot Noir 2018

Deep pink color. Aromas of watermelon jolly rancher, peach and orange pith. Flavors of hibiscus, watermelon and fruit punch. Paired nicely with caviar. — 2 days ago

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Kosta Browne

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2013

KB definitely does better with a little bit of time in the cellar — 10 days ago

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Blair Estate

Santa Lucia Pinot Noir 2015

Balanced and well crafted Arroyo Seco Pinot Noir from Jeff Blair. Vineyard transparent with super focused cherry and integrated tannins and oak. Crowd pleasing and contemplative at the same time. Audience at Highlands Inn enthused. — 3 days ago

Kosta Browne

Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

We are at a new Thomas Keller restaurant in Yountville that is Mexican themed. This wasn’t the best wine to bring to this food experience. — 10 days ago

Modus Operandi Cellars

Wrath Vineyard Syrah 2016

Wow. Middle of the road at first. 3 hours later this one gets FUNKY!! At first, bacon, roasted black fruit, pepper, iodine. Finishes with nice toasted oak tannin. Pours thick and inky into the glass. Mouth coating. After 3 hours, this one went to a soy sauce, grilled smoked ribeye, roasted plum and fig and went to the funky and meaty side. This wine has depth, structure and character to last a while. But word to the wise: if you want the fruitier side of this wine, pop and pour this one. For the funk lovers, wait it out for a few hours and you will be rewarded. — 20 days ago

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Shay A

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Delicious stuff!

Waxwing

Tondré Grapefield Syrah

This has California written all over the nose, sweet sourdough bread yeast.

Some sharp berry lies down the walkway for some other cool fruits to come a Prancin’- Bing cherry, mulberry, mint, raspberry licorice, and a highly vibrant kumquat acid that really shocks and awes.
Can u dig it?
Yes I can.

-edit- After some open air, this really shows a vegetal tone, like a shishito pepper stalk..
— 21 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Nice review! Happy weekend! 🍷

Siduri

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2014

Great first impression. Will definitely go back and try others. Cherry, rhubarb and good spice and acidity. — 4 days ago

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Pisoni Vineyards

Estate Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2003

Decided to dip into the depths of the cellar and pick out something we’ve not had in a long time. Gary’s first vintage of the Estate pinot is 1998, but the 2003 is the one we had when we first met him in 2005. This wine is absolutely fantastic. Great fruit on the nose with hints of candied cranberries, the balance and depth of this wine is incredible. Easily one of the best California pinots I’ve ever had, this wine is the counter-argument to anyone who says a CA pinot can’t age well. Absolutely brilliant. — 20 days ago

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Billy L.

Billy L.

@Jim McCusker -Great note on great wine great Vineyard & Winemaking Family The Pisoni’s. Cheers 👍🏻👏🏻

Shane

The Villain Syrah

2012 Vintage. 14.3% Alcohol. Drinking very well now. Big fruit and nose of blackberries and blueberries. — 14 days ago

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Flowers Vineyard & Winery

Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Light Ruby Red
Dark Red Fruit notes of Cranberry and Cherry with a slight earthiness
Very smooth and balanced wine
Exactly what I look for in a Pinot Noir
— 3 days ago