2018 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 Barrel Notes: Opulent aromas of black cherries, cassis and strawberries ... Notes of cola, cinnamon and brown sugar. This stunning wine glides across the palate with a lively acidity that balances gracefully together with layers of red and black fruit to create a wine of elegance and finesse.
Santa Lucia Highlands | Smith Vineyard | 100% Pinot Noir | Clone 667 | 22 Months on French Oak | 8 Barrels
Cellaring Recommendation: 2023 - 2034