2019 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 dark cherries, cassis and sweet vanilla. Velvety raspberry fruit glides across the palate … finishing lush and complex with well-integrated tannins. Showing beautifully now but will display its full potential with proper cellaring.
Santa Lucia Highlands | Smith Vineyard | 100% Pinot Noir | Clone 667 | 22 Months on French Oak | 6 Barrels
Cellaring Recommendation: 2023 - 2029