2016 HENDRICKS Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands
Our HENDRICKS WINES are the hallmark for an extraordinary vintage. This wine must exhibit all the elements of the reserve standard exhibiting color, intensity of aroma, voluptuous mouthfeel, and a synergy of balance. These characteristics of a reserve wine can begin in the vineyard, or unexpectedly appear during the progression of barrel ageing ... the epitome and beauty of wine, constantly evolving and developing.
Winemaker 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