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 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.
Tasting Notes: Our 2019 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir exhibits gorgeous, pure aromas of red cherries, cranberries and strawberries. The delicious flavors beautifully reflect the superb aromas without an excessive influence of new oak.
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Cooperage: Aged for 8 months in 100% French oak: Older, neutral barrels and 30-year-old French oak tanks.
Bottled: June, 2020
7536 12/pack cases. (750 mls.)
100 6/packs (1.5 liters)
40 3.0- liter bottles
20 5.0-liter bottles