Miner Family

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

9.111 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Tracy Hall

Normally not a Pinot fan, but this is very pretty and well made

Normally not a Pinot fan, but this is very pretty and well made

Feb 5th, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded in 1988 by Dave Miner, along with his wife Emily and his parents, Ed and Norma. Aged for 15 months on French oak (60% new), from a 50-acre vineyard planted in 1995 by Gary Franscioni and Gary Pisoni along the terraces of the Santa Lucia mountains. Aromas of fresh dark berry fruit and wonderful baking spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry, cranberry and cola with toasty notes, well balanced. Fine tannins on lingering finish ending with a burst of fruit. Very nice.

Founded in 1988 by Dave Miner, along with his wife Emily and his parents, Ed and Norma. Aged for 15 months on French oak (60% new), from a 50-acre vineyard planted in 1995 by Gary Franscioni and Gary Pisoni along the terraces of the Santa Lucia mountains. Aromas of fresh dark berry fruit and wonderful baking spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry, cranberry and cola with toasty notes, well balanced. Fine tannins on lingering finish ending with a burst of fruit. Very nice.

Jan 19th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded in 1988 by Dave Miner along with his wife Emily and his parents, Ed and Norma, producing small lot, handcrafted wines. Fruit from a 50 acre vineyard was planted in 1995 along the terraces of the Santa Lucia mountain range, overlooking the Salinas River Valley. Light Ruby with aromas of red fruits and spice. On the palate cherry, raspberry with smoky oak flavors. Rich tannins are well balanced on a lingering finish ending with soft earthy mineral tones.

Founded in 1988 by Dave Miner along with his wife Emily and his parents, Ed and Norma, producing small lot, handcrafted wines. Fruit from a 50 acre vineyard was planted in 1995 along the terraces of the Santa Lucia mountain range, overlooking the Salinas River Valley. Light Ruby with aromas of red fruits and spice. On the palate cherry, raspberry with smoky oak flavors. Rich tannins are well balanced on a lingering finish ending with soft earthy mineral tones.

Aug 7th, 2017
Matt Bryant

It's National Wine Day! What's your excuse?!

It's National Wine Day! What's your excuse?!

Feb 19th, 2017
Marit Wangstad

Impressed by this Pinot Noir! On the nose, earth, cherry, cinnamon, licorice, and cocoa. On the palate, medium plus tannins, tart cherry, chocolate, oak, cranberry, and tobacco on the finish. Easy to drink by itself, I could see this paired with BBQ, pork, and eggplant. Very well structured wine!!

Impressed by this Pinot Noir! On the nose, earth, cherry, cinnamon, licorice, and cocoa. On the palate, medium plus tannins, tart cherry, chocolate, oak, cranberry, and tobacco on the finish. Easy to drink by itself, I could see this paired with BBQ, pork, and eggplant. Very well structured wine!!

Jun 21st, 2016
Kelly Richardson

Not much of a Pinot fan - usually a little light for me. This is very fruity and flavorful. One of the better Pino's I've had. Probably needs a few more years.

Not much of a Pinot fan - usually a little light for me. This is very fruity and flavorful. One of the better Pino's I've had. Probably needs a few more years.

May 2nd, 2016
Scott Newman

Fruity and young

Fruity and young

Sep 5th, 2015
Greg Louderback

Greg had this a year ago

Greg had this a year ago

Nov 22nd, 2018
Matt Peppes

Matt had this 4 years ago

Matt had this 4 years ago

Nov 27th, 2015