Alfaro Trout Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir is ruby in color with floral aromas and flavors of cherries, raspberries and strawberries. It has a silky texture with mild tannins and bright acidity. A most versatile wine,
it pairs well with salmon, chicken, game birds, most meats, and mushroom dishes.
This estate-grown 2018 Reserve Pinot Noir contains all four clones of Pinot Noir grown at Regan Vineyards; Pommard, Mt. Eden, Dijon, and Martini. Though the clonal selection may vary year to year, the Reserve Pinot Noir is always a careful selection of the very best barrels in the cellar. This Reserve Pinot Noir is introduced with its deep garnet color. Aromas of bing cherries, cherry cola, fresh strawberries, and potpourri tantalize your senses. The palate follows the nose, but adds juicy acidity and fruity pomegranate and cranberry flavors. This wine is medium-bodied, with mouth-filling tannins and a long finish. Notes of toasted vanilla, cola and baked cherry pie linger on the finish. Suggested food pairings include lamb chops, chicken cordon bleu, paella, and creamy mushroom risotto.
2016 was a beautiful vintage - good yields, a moderate growing season and decent weather through harvest - that allowed us to nail the pick dates perfectly and make wines with minimal intervention. In fact, we were able to ferment the 2016 Lester Pinot with 100% whole clusters and absolutely nothing else added, with the exception of minimal SO2 after the completion of malolactic fermentation. We find that the use of whole clusters amplifies aromatic complexity and adds a layer of texture. The aromatics are lifted and expressive while the wine has an underlying structure that will gain body over the potentially long life of this wine.
The 2010 Santa Cruz Mountain Estates is fleshy, rich and concentrated with a firm, tannic core. The nose offers ripe fruit notes that include cassis, plum jam and cherry. The palate is balanced and lightly oaky with traces of pepper, cedar and spice that carry through to the long finish. This is a solidly-built Pinot Noir that showcases the power and character of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The 2010 Domaine Lois Louise Twisty Ridge is intensely floral and fragrant with measures of cherry, red currant, plum and rose petal. The palate is supple and slightly peppery with subtle overtones of oak. The sturdy tannins provide a solid foundation for the long, rich finish.
Thee 2010 Domaine Valeta Sunny Slope is rich, round and intense. The most prominent
characteristics include raspberry, toast, rose petal, clove, cedar, cherry and oak. While the tannins are plentiful, they are submerged under the rich fruit and thick mouthfeel. As with all of CDLT’s 2010s, this Pinot Noir is firmly built, exotic and serious.
Lush floral aromas of heirloom rose and hibiscus meld with blood orange and pomegranate, giving way to textural aromas of flint and redwood forest duff. Focused acidity and ripe red plum lead the palate towards a richness and expansiveness that distinguishes this wine from some of the more angular Santa Cruz Mountains pinot noir expressions. Lush is once again the word here, with ripe stone fruit and Bing cherry notes overlaying a savoriness that is Lester Family Vineyard’s signature.
This wine reveals a pure bouquet of black raspberries, plums, cherries and dried flowers. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, layered and supple, with an ample core of fruit, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. This will be a delight to follow for the better part of a decade
Bottle aging has softened the tannins in this rich, lush Pinot Noir, and opened up the fruit flavors: Black cherry, blueberry, cocoa, licorice, and a hint of balsam and leather. Complex, structured, balanced acidity, minerality and tannic structure characteristic of our vineyard. It enjoys our signature silky mouthfeel, and the balanced acidity and minerality from our high elevation (at 2600') Santa Cruz Mountains vineyard.
A new release, allow this wine to breathe and you will be rewarded by dark cherry fruit with a hint of mulberry, vanilla, hazelnut and earthy forest floor - and a soft, velvety mouthfeel that makes this wine truly a sensory experience. It will bottle age beautifully. In addition to our signature silky mouthfeel, it enjoys the balanced acidity and minerality characteristic of our high elevation (at 2600') Santa Cruz Mountains vineyard.
All kinds of intriguing back flavors and aromas. Things like dried leaves, damp earth, warming spices and fennel can be found in nuances layers behind and around the fruit. It yields its fruit slowly after opening, then develops many layers of savory complexities to go with the emerging fruit. Decant ahead of time if drinking sooner, or lay it down for a few years and it will become more and more complex.
"The 2018 Pinot Noir Split Rail Vineyard comes from vines more than 30 years old that were planted at 1,700 feet and the wine was aged ten months in 20% new French oak. It has a pale to medium ruby color, but wow! The nose explodes with crushed strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and red cherry candy with touches of rose petal, lilac, cracked pepper, dried cranberries and amaro with a dusty current. The palate is medium-bodied, über silky and slowly unfurls to floral and earth-tinged fruit layers, with a frame of very finely grained tannins and seamlessly woven freshness, finishing long, juicy and full of energy." - Erin Brooks, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2018 Pinot Noir Integrato is a barrel selection aged ten months in 20% new French oak. It’s pale to medium ruby with lovely scents of rose petals, strawberry and raspberry preserves, rhubarb, pomegranate and crushed red and black cherries with accents of loam, peppercorn and prosciutto. Medium-bodied, it explodes with red berries flavors and oodles of earthy accents. It has a grainy texture and excellent freshness, finishing long and very flavorful. Yes!" - Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate.
The 2013 Estate Pinot Noir shows a great depth of black and red cherry fruit. Hints of earth and leather add a pleasant note as they intermingle with the oak and spicy notes of the wine. The Santa Cruz Mountains AVA signature is impressively stamped onto this wine and shows off the balanced minerality and natural acidity.
Ruby with a purple edge in color. Nose is earthy with vibrant aromas of freshly-crushed raspberry, cherry and a hint of violets. Notes of ripe cherry, raspberry and alpine strawberries define the palate. An earthy richness underpins the mouthfeel and is complemented by soft tannins that will allow this wine to age youthfully for many years.
"Quite light in the glass, this bottling offers delicious, fresh and lively aromas of strawberry sorbet, forest floor and peppery spice on the nose. The sip snaps with fresh cranberry and raspberry, sprinkled with thyme and sagebrush, proving both easy-to-drink and thought-provoking at once." Wine Enthusiast 94 points
On the palate it is bold and expressive. The flavor fades slowly; seductive and very elegant. Densely concentrated and full bodied with gorgeous purity and wonderful length that expands with air, revealing deep layers of black cherry, raspberry, plum and wild strawberry fruits. Round, soft attack, exceptionally silky; signed with juniper berry, and licorice as well, it has a subtle, but ever present energy and vigor, adding silky refined tannins, harmonious acidity, pretty floral tones, mineral notes and an array of exotic spices, minty herb and hints of pomegranate, Earl Grey tea and lingering sweet kirsch. Aged 24 months, 65% new French oak.
This vintage, selected from the winemaker’s favorite barrels in the cellar, is the flagship offering from the original plantings on the estate, and always highlights the house style and exceptional attention to detail.
This vintage will develop and gain with time in the cellar, and its deep and brooding personality certainly makes it a standout even now. The layered, glycerin rich (vinous) and lavish palate offers an array of dark fruits, spice and sweet toasty French oak led by earthy cherry, black plum, fig and raspberry fruits in this powerful version that lingers like satin on the finish. Aged 24 months, 65% new French oak
“From a hillside parcel and sandy soils, the 2016 Pinot Noir La Vida Bella Vineyard offers more purple fruits, rose, and violets notes, and it too is incredibly elegant and seamless. Possessing medium to full bodied richness, a layered texture, and ultra-fine tannins, this one is all about finesse and elegance. Drink it over the coming decade or so." - Jeb Dunnuck
As always, the Far Away Block Pinot Noir is a blockbuster. Very French in style, the nose features Burgundian truffle mingled with macerated cherries and a lingering touch of sweet French oak. On the palate you have the Far Away signature ripe cherry and summer strawberry.
Pair this with Boeuf Bourguignon and you won’t be disappointed.