Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast

Paul Lato

"Lancelot" Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Every time I open one of Paul Lato’s wines, I ask myself the same question: Why don’t I buy every bottle I get offered? This is amazing. I don’t know if this is sourced from the same vines that Gary, Mark, and Jeff use for their (incredible) Pisoni Estate pinot, but Paul’s expression of the fruit hits some of the same notes - but also some different ones - from what the Pisoni clan produces. Amazing notes of dried cherries, spice box, and a hint of earth, all folded into a seamless wine that just opens up on the palate with layers of evolving flavors, ending in a finish that lingers for nearly a minute. Awesome stuff. — 2 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Shay, Mike and 12 others liked this

Talbott

Estate Grown Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

We had the 2013 Vintage on 1/9-10/19. A nice bouquet of red fruit and cardomom. Tastes of cinnamon, dark cherry and strawberry on the palate. Smooth finish to this medium bodied wine. — 11 days ago

Siduri

Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Past it’s prime? Too sweet with no acidity on the first glass. Let’s see if time improves this as it opens. — 8 days ago

Citizens Band

Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay 2015

Classic SHL Chardonnay. Nice golden hue, aromas of pineapple, grapefruit and baked apples. Pear and oak (not butter) on the palate. — 2 days ago

P, Trixie and 7 others liked this

Arcadian

Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2006

06 vintage. 13ish years of age on this wine. Cork crumbled upon opening, so I used a wine filter. Very aromatic nose of potpourri, rose, button mushrooms, and ripe red fruit. On the palette, there's juicy red fruit (cranberry, raspberry, cherry) with very mild tannins providing a little weight and substance on the mouth feel. Still a nice amount of palette-cleansing acidity. At 14.7% ABV, the alcohol peaks out on the finish. Overall, a very elegant and well-integrated, aged pinot. — 13 days ago

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Arcadian

Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay 2005

Shay A
9.3

Reductive, very honeyed and savory. Honeyed pineapple, honeycomb and grilled lemon aromatics. Mango and salted popcorn on the palate. I was surprised at how this was drinking and thought it was a little better than the ‘09 BC it shared the table with. — 23 days ago

Weston EidsonDan FitzgeraldMark Flesher
with Weston, Dan and 1 other
Mark, P and 31 others liked this

Arcadian

Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Syrah 2008

Picked up this 2008 beauty from Joe Davis in Lompoc over the winter break. He makes amazing Old World Syrah and Pinot Noir that I just adore. Drinking perfectly now, tannins almost fully resolved, leather, dark berries, just the right amount of funk :) — a day ago

Sandler Wine Company

Peterson Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Dusty lite red; highly, enticingly perfumed; juicy raspberry and sour cherry with nice finish...wish we had more — 11 hours ago

Luli

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2015

14.1% abv. Delicious. Smooth. Elegant. Forest floor. Subtle Acidic grape aroma. Slightly cloudy like a sheer film is attached. On the palate it’s juicy and elegantly acidic. Love it. — 11 days ago

Cecchetti Wine Company

Austerity Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2013

Charred cherry to start. Tangy on the palate with moderate acid in the finish. — 6 days ago

Susan Cahoon
with Susan