2014 Hendricks Pinot Noir, Doctor's Vineyard
2 BOTTLE LIMIT
Our HENDRICKS WINES are the hallmark for an extraordinary vintage. This wine must exhibit all the elements of the reserve standard ... Color, intensity of aroma, a mouth filling quality, synergy of balance. Hendricks Reserve Pinot Noir expresses the characteristics of an exceptional, long term aging wine. Deep saturated color, dense ripe fruit on a richly textured body almost making this wine impervious to age, yet its silky tannins and glycerol body make it enjoyable now. Characteristics of a reserve can begin in the vineyard, or they may unexpectedly appear during the progression of barrel ageing ... This is truly the beauty of wine, constantly evolving and developing ... delicious anticipation.
Winemaker Barrel Notes: Enveloping aromas of raspberries, candied cherries, cassis and sweet vanilla. Velvety raspberry fruit glides across the palate finish, rich and complex with well integrated tannins. Drinking beautifully now, but will display its full potential with proper cellaring.
100% Pinot Noir | Clonal Selection 667 | Santa Lucia Highlands | Doctor's Vineyard | 22 Months on French Oak | 11 Barrels Produced