Lot 564 | 2016 Santa Cruz Mountains
A liquid silk Pinot Noir - our first ever release from the Santa Cruz Mountains, and an absolute stunner.
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- Santa Cruz Mountains
- Pinot Noir
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2028
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Antonio Galloni, Vinous:
"Once again, I came away deeply impressed with the wines I tasted during my annual visit to the Santa Cruz Mountains. Rugged hillside sites and an extraordinary range of microclimates confer tremendous personality to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and red Bordeaux varieties. There is little doubt the finest Santa Cruz Mountains wines are world-class in every way."
A relatively rare, yet absolutely delicious Santa Cruz Mountain Pinot Noir. Encompassing half a million acres, the region only has about 1300 planted acres in total, with only about 300 acres planted to Pinot. Much of the area is perfect for the varietal but also chock full of old-growth redwoods and NIMBY hippies, so getting vineyard projects approved is a bit of a challenge. Lot 564 is our first ever release from this region, and I am quite thrilled (not to mention proud) of this wine. Peeled off directly from the winery's bottling (which sells upwards of $40), it’s an exceptional value at $18/bottle.
Light and dry and easy on the palate. Very drinkable. Went great with Sushi.
It Got Better
This Pinot really opened up and just got better and better. Initially it didn't even taste like any other wine we had ever tried (and maybe not really a good thing) and then it just blossomed. By the end of the bottle, I wanted more but alas, we were out!
A little young but very drinkable.
This is still extremely young and could use more time in the bottle. Shows promise with some nice earthy tones and silky texture.
A good one
Outstanding Pinot--best of the year from CH
This was really a very nice wine. Lovely nose, nice fruit. Reminded me of a French Pinot. Drinking beautifully now but will get better with time. I went to order more today but it was sold out. RATS!
Best Pinot in a long time from CH!
More fruit than I expected, but nice. Reminded me of a Spanish Mencia.
Not unlike Lot 544 2014 Sonoma Valley Syrah, this is a way young wine...literally! It will clean the tartar of your teeth at this point in its young life. Again, given all the hype, I sure hope cellaring benefits this juice.
There are some really great Pinot Noir's that come out of the Santa Cruz Mountains. This is not one of those. Maybe it needs to rest for a couple of years.
Its drinkable but I don't love it.
Everything you can ask for in a Pinot
The review given was a perfect description enjoyed my first six so much we purchased another case. We are new to wine and rarely buy more than six of anything let alone 18. Great wine at a reasonable price.