Lucia "Garys' Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2018 (Santa Lucia Highlands, CA)
Producer Notes: True to form, the 2018 Lucia Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir yet again stands up to meet its lofty reputation as one of the most highly regarded sites for Pinot Noir in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Starting in the glass with an unyielding dark ruby hue from its rim to its core, this wine flaunts its youth with aromas of black cherry, ripe plum, and citrus blossom. Taking advantage of a near perfect growing season, the vines ripened their clusters slowly and consistently, setting the stage for a wine of notable purity, complexity, and structure. Dark berry and graphite notes weave together with bright, lively acidity and soft, supple tannin to form a final seamlessly integrated finish. A remarkable combination of meticulous winemaking in an ideal vintage, this Pinot Noir is wonderful at the moment, but will age gracefully for years.
Wine Spectator, 93 Points: "Richly spiced and finely textured, with concentrated raspberry, red plum and cherry flavors, backed by glistening acidity. The finish offers gliding minerality that lingers alongside pastry accents. Drink now through 2025."
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