Lucas & Lewellen

Estate Vineyards Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

8.990 ratings
8.86 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Cory Fierro

I love Santa Barbara pinots because they tend to give a big middle finger to what is popular with California pinots. Instead of big and robust this is earthy and old world driven, with a nose full of sour cherries and wet earth and day old cola. The palate is fresh and acidic if a tiny bit sour. It's high in alcohol which is the major indication that this is new world. It's a slight point deduction, but only slight.

I love Santa Barbara pinots because they tend to give a big middle finger to what is popular with California pinots. Instead of big and robust this is earthy and old world driven, with a nose full of sour cherries and wet earth and day old cola. The palate is fresh and acidic if a tiny bit sour. It's high in alcohol which is the major indication that this is new world. It's a slight point deduction, but only slight.

Sep 21st, 2017
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

8.9

I've always loved this label. Always had a good to great pinot that could be considered as a treasured find. This one's exactly that. 21 bottles remaining you say?!? I'll take them all. 89pts. ANW/425

I've always loved this label. Always had a good to great pinot that could be considered as a treasured find. This one's exactly that. 21 bottles remaining you say?!? I'll take them all. 89pts. ANW/425

Jan 25th, 2017
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.8

Actually very nice, classic burgundy like expression of pinot.

Actually very nice, classic burgundy like expression of pinot.

Dec 10th, 2014
Kurt Krueger

2017. Quite nice. Definite earthiness with dark fruit flavors

2017. Quite nice. Definite earthiness with dark fruit flavors

Jun 12th, 2020
Nena Madonia

This is delicious

This is delicious

Jun 3rd, 2020
Tim L
9.0

Deeper medium bodied dark red fruit blend of Pinot vineyards in Santa Barbara County. Nicely balanced, refined, tasty - good value...

Deeper medium bodied dark red fruit blend of Pinot vineyards in Santa Barbara County. Nicely balanced, refined, tasty - good value...

Sep 8th, 2019
Jenny

Delish

Delish

Jun 15th, 2019
Tim L
9.0

Very good Pinot for the $20 price category. Great clarity of color, legs, light tannins. Moderate strong fruit, easy on the palate w/full flavor, good balance and very nice finish. Better than it's rated by others...

Very good Pinot for the $20 price category. Great clarity of color, legs, light tannins. Moderate strong fruit, easy on the palate w/full flavor, good balance and very nice finish. Better than it's rated by others...

Nov 22nd, 2018
Shaun McGregor

I was hoping I didn’t miss the window on this Pinot. 2013 vintage. Nose is pleasing, earthy and floral. Wonderful color in glass. Initially taste was a bit tart, acidic. But I believe that’s in line. Hopefully it opens up a bit more and reveals more fruit.

I was hoping I didn’t miss the window on this Pinot. 2013 vintage. Nose is pleasing, earthy and floral. Wonderful color in glass. Initially taste was a bit tart, acidic. But I believe that’s in line. Hopefully it opens up a bit more and reveals more fruit.

Nov 14th, 2018
Kurt Krueger

Lighter than a Cab as it should be. Nice earthly taste with hint of black cherry. I like this Pinot from L&L much better than most Pinots.

Lighter than a Cab as it should be. Nice earthly taste with hint of black cherry. I like this Pinot from L&L much better than most Pinots.

Aug 16th, 2018