Lucienne Doctor's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Lucienne Doctor's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

SKU 49656


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
Region California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands
Brand Lucienne
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastFresh sagebrush and tarragon create an herbal sensation on the nose of this bottling, with smoke, mulberry and tea leaves rounding out the experience. The palate is a combination of fruit and earth, with thyme, rosemary, bay leaf and tarragon coating the core flavors of cranberry, raspberry and orange peel. It's all wrapped in oaky warmth.

Matt Kettmann, April 1, 2019
  • ws93

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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