2019 Beau Marchais Soberanes Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

15.1% alc., $95 · Dark garnet color in the glass. The most aromatic of this trio of wines, offering invigorating aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, spice and purple rose petal. Full-bodied and stacked and packed with fruit but light on its feet. The fruit seems less ripe than in the Clos Pepe bottlings and is more spirited and charming.. The tannins are well balanced, the alcohol is not apparent and the dry, long finish is gratifying. This wine is the most approachable of the three 2019 wines tasted and more pinot-typical. Score: 94. Reviewed March 21, 2021

Winery: Beau Marchais
From article: Clarice & Beau Marchais: Winemaker Adam Lee’s Newest Ventures