Pinot Noir-2018 Santa Lucia Highlands
2018 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 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: The aromas exhibit bright essences of red cherry and cranberry. On the palate we find pure, intense red fruit flavors and subtle spice notes, supported by a crisp refreshing finish. For this wine, we prefer to limit the amount of new oak barrels in order to feature the fruit expression of these special vineyards.
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Cooperage: Aged for 8 months in 100% French oak: 15% new, along with older neutral barrels and 30-year-old French oak tanks.
Bottled: June 4th - 18th, 2019
7404 12/pack cases. (750 mls.)
393 6/packs (1.5 liters)
20 3.0- liter bottles
20 5.0-liter bottles