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Central Coast AVA
Roughly 250 miles along the coastline of California from Santa Barbara County to San Francisco County
Translates to “mountain sea” in English, a fitting name for a site that represents the best of extreme mountain coastal terroir.
Site with decomposed granite and gravelly loam soils
Deep garnet in color, Sierra Mar showcases spiced oak laced with cedar, pepper, fenugreek and ripe pomegranate on the nose. The palate is very dense with flavors of ripe red fruit accented by bergamot, crushed granite and savory notes. The finish is powerful and dense - this wine transforms with time in the glass.
In 2014, an exceptionally dry winter and warm spring led to an early bud break. The growing season ran ahead of schedule all year. The lower yields produced concentrated, complex, and age-worthy wines.
|Appellation||Santa Lucia Highlands|
|Barrel Aging||10 months, 55% New Francois Freres|
|Varietal Composition||100% Pinot Noir|
2014 WALT "Sierra Mar" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
Quality I love SLH Pinots!
So rich in earth and red fruit. This pairs great with the roast turkey I just had. Can't wait to buy more before it's sold out! I agree with the 94 points! Love it!