2017 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: Intense aromas of rich ripe cherry and raspberry bloom from the glass with a spark of lingering pomegranate ... hints of cinnamon, spice and clove, delicate notes of violets and rose petals. Opulent, velvety red fruit layers across the palate leading into a long, polished finish. This beautiful Pinot Noir is lush, full bodied and complex and with proper cellaring will continue to evolve.
Santa Lucia Highlands | Smith Vineyard | 100% Pinot Noir | Clone 667 | 22 Months on French Oak | 12 Barrels
Cellaring Recommendation: 2022 - 2032