2016 Hendricks Pinot Noir, Smith Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands
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. 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.
The surname of our winemaker Charles Hendricks was the inspiration behind this regal label, with our winemakers' commitment to only release a wine under the Hendricks name when embodying all the characteristics of the extraordinary.
Tasting Notes: Enveloping aromas of raspberries, black currants and cinnamon. Velvety raspberry and Bing cherry fruit flavors glides across the palate, framed with fine-grained tannins. Nuanced and evolving, with layers of spice and smooth oak culminate in a balanced finish.
Santa Lucia Highlands | Smith Vineyard | 100% Pinot Noir | Clone 667 | 22 Months on French Oak | 10 Barrels
Cellaring Recommendation: 2020 - 2030