Roar Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Pisoni Vineyard 2018

Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California
JD 98
WE 96
WS 94
14.7% ABV
Item # 337300

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750ml
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98 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Coming from the warmer, southern end of the appellation and slightly more granitic soils, the 2018 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard is certainly my favorite in the lineup. Deep ruby/purple, with a smoking bouquet of red currants, wild strawberries, forest floor, violets, and spice, it has beautiful minerality, full-bodied richness, building structure, and a great, great finish. Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir doesn't get much better. This beauty will benefit from a year in bottle and drink brilliantly for a decade or more. Unfortunately, there are only 265 cases made. Drink: 2021-2032. (5/21/20)"

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Brown sugar and Luxardo cherry aromas meet with nutmeg and cola spices on the layered, inviting, rich and delicious nose of this bottling. The single-vineyard expression is voluptuous on the palate, delivering joyous and vivid black-cherry flavors that are cut by an underlying acidity and structure, which allows the baking-spice backdrop to shine: a giant wine, with balance. Alcohol 14.7%. (Aug 2020)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "Harmonious, densely packed flavors of ripe dark fruits and Asian spice are layered with chocolate cream accents. Fleshy tannins and acidity power this version, leading to a long, rich finish that features concentrated minerally and underbrush notes. Drink now through 2026. 265 cases made. (6/17/20)"
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98 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Coming from the warmer, southern end of the appellation and slightly more granitic soils, the 2018 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard is certainly my favorite in the lineup. Deep ruby/purple, with a smoking bouquet of red currants, wild strawberries, forest floor, violets, and spice, it has beautiful minerality, full-bodied richness, building structure, and a great, great finish. Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir doesn't get much better. This beauty will benefit from a year in bottle and drink brilliantly for a decade or more. Unfortunately, there are only 265 cases made. Drink: 2021-2032. (5/21/20)"

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Brown sugar and Luxardo cherry aromas meet with nutmeg and cola spices on the layered, inviting, rich and delicious nose of this bottling. The single-vineyard expression is voluptuous on the palate, delivering joyous and vivid black-cherry flavors that are cut by an underlying acidity and structure, which allows the baking-spice backdrop to shine: a giant wine, with balance. Alcohol 14.7%. (Aug 2020)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "Harmonious, densely packed flavors of ripe dark fruits and Asian spice are layered with chocolate cream accents. Fleshy tannins and acidity power this version, leading to a long, rich finish that features concentrated minerally and underbrush notes. Drink now through 2026. 265 cases made. (6/17/20)"
Product SKU 337300
Producer Roar
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 14.7%
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