2017 Lucia “SLH” Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

1,009 cases, $45. 47% Pisoni, 29% Garys’ and 24% Soberanes. 15% whole cluster. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 58% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Profuse aromas of dark cherries and berries along with exotic spices. Beautifully balanced in a mid weight style, offering flavors of black raspberry, cola and spice with a hint of friendly oak. Texturally interesting, with modest tannins and some finishing persistence. Plenty of umami in this excellent appellation wine. Score: 91. Reviewed June 4, 2019

Winery: Pisoni Vineyards & Winery
From article: Russian River Valley: Pisoni/Lucia, Cattleya, Benovia, Furthermore & Small Vines