Lucienne Doctor's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

$39.99
$35.99

SKU 49656

750ml

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This wine is the most robust of the Lucienne Pinot Noirs, with aromas of dark fruits, red cherry, spices and a hint of toasty vanilla. On the palate, a burst of red cherry, ripe strawberry, and red plum flavors give a fleeting impression of sweetness, which is moderated on the finish by rounded tannins. After harvesting the fruit, we de-stem and hand-sort the grapes before moving them into open-top fermenters where we use gentle, manual punch-downs to protect the delicacy of the Pinot Noir grapes. Once fermentation is complete, we rack the free-run juice into French oak barrels (50% new) where the wine ages for 13 months before bottling.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
Brand Lucienne
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Wine SpectatorRich and layered, with plump, juicy wild berry, raspberry, blackberry jam and cedar flavors. A full and complete style that touches all the bases. Drink now through 2025. 777 cases made.

James Laube, August 31, 2018

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