Bernardus Winery

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

8.87 ratings
8.81 pro ratings
Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Paul Weil

As most know, I am not a great lover of Pinot Noir, but the occasional exception can make my palate sing! This is one such vintage; vinted just outside Carmel By The Sea, by the proprietors of the Bernardus resort, it avoids the annoying style so predominant in California PN. The oak is restrained and the plum and blueberry flavors brought to the fore. It was a perfect accompaniment to open face tuna melt sandwiches 🐟 🥪 🍷😺

As most know, I am not a great lover of Pinot Noir, but the occasional exception can make my palate sing! This is one such vintage; vinted just outside Carmel By The Sea, by the proprietors of the Bernardus resort, it avoids the annoying style so predominant in California PN. The oak is restrained and the plum and blueberry flavors brought to the fore. It was a perfect accompaniment to open face tuna melt sandwiches 🐟 🥪 🍷😺

Aug 4th, 2019
Colin Cahoon

Bright and tart. This bottle opened a little funky with a mild vinegar nose, but the wine settled down as it opened up. Bing cherry with cranberry rising mid-palate. A long acid finish. A lighter, less complex wine than many SLH pinots, but quite drinkable.

Bright and tart. This bottle opened a little funky with a mild vinegar nose, but the wine settled down as it opened up. Bing cherry with cranberry rising mid-palate. A long acid finish. A lighter, less complex wine than many SLH pinots, but quite drinkable.

Jun 29th, 2019
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