95 Points

2014 WALT "Sierra Mar" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

$75.00
SKU
14WPN7SM
Critic Review
95
Points
Matt Kettmann - Wine Enthusiast
Sultry aromas of black plum, violet, lava rocks, smoke, caramelized beef, forest floor and star anise draw the nose into this hearty, well-rounded wine. There is both vibrant energy and tannic grip to the palate, with dense, dark cranberry, tangy fruit skins, a touch of vanilla and a minty fennel element on the finish.
95
Points

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.

  • Oak
  • Pepper
  • Pomegranate
  • Red Fruit

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.

More Information
Varietal Composition100% Pinot Noir
Barrel Aging10 months, 55% New Francois Freres
AppellationSanta Lucia Highlands
VineyardSierra Mar
Vintage NotesSultry aromas of black plum, violet, lava rocks, smoke, caramelized beef, forest floor and star anise draw the nose into this hearty, well-rounded wine. There is both vibrant energy and tannic grip to the palate, with dense, dark cranberry, tangy fruit skins, a touch of vanilla and a minty fennel element on the finish.
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