Style: Medium, Smooth
Flavors: Cherry, Strawberry
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.