2017 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
Our Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir is a blend of Pinot grapes selected from some of our favorite SLH vineyards. The Santa Lucia Highlands have long been a focus for us at Bernardus as we recognized early on the phenomenal potential of this great region.
At Bernardus, all our Pinot Noir grapes are hand-picked, sorted and fermented in small, individual batches. They are then aged in the finest French oak barrels until final blending, just before bottling.
We bottle our Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir earlier than our other Pinot bottlings in order to put the focus on its fresh fruit expression. This is an outstanding example of the characteristics that have made the Highlands one of the world’s most prized Pinot growing regions.
The aromas exhibit scents of black cherries with hints of spice. The flavors are crisp and intense. They range from black cherries to boysenberries and plum skin. The cool climate of the Highlands adds a note of refreshing acidity to the overall profile making this a delicious Pinot to be enjoyed in its youth or aged for several years for a more mature wine experience.
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Cooperage: Aged for 7 months in 100% French oak barrels, 33% new.
Sirugue, Billon & Seguin Moreau coopers.
Bottled: June 14th – 22nd, 2018.
5475 cs. (750 mls.)
495 cs. (375 mls.)
395 6/packs (1.5 liters)