Our Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir is a blend of Pinot grapes selected from some of the finest vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands. This small strip of benchland has been recognized as one of the finest Pinot Noir regions of the world. It has been a focus at Bernardus for many years, 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 fermenters. The resulting wines are then aged in the finest French oak barrels and tanks 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.
Our 2022 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir exhibits ripe plum aromas along with subtle spice notes. The palate is very rich and full-bodied, with deep black cherry and boysenberry flavors supported by a long soft finish. A superb example of Pinot Noir from the Highlands!
Cooperage: Aged for 5 months in 100% French oak barrels.
Bottled: June 26th – 30th, 2023
3488 12/pack cases. (750 mls.)
500 6/packs (750 mls.)
249 12/packs (375 mls.)
3.0- liter bottles