2014 Secret Cellars Pinot Noir SLH

Year: 2014
Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands
Country: USA-California
Wine Enthusiast: 86--Tastings.com: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$9.95

YET ANOTHER MONSTER LAWC "FIND" AND "VALUE"

"The nose of this bottling has all the basic Pinot Noir qualities: cooked red berries, roasted fennel and a bit of earthiness. There is tangy cranberry fruit on the palate as well as damp anise and Earl Grey tea touches." (WE)

"Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate cherries and graham crackers, berry pie, and praline with a satiny, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long creme brulee, delicate spice, and yams and beets finish with light oak. A finely balanced fruity, savory pinot noir" (Beverage Testing Institute)

Winery Notes:
Product Description:
Secret Cellars is a muscular Pinot Noir with a nose of lush dark fruit and earth. Black cherry, pomegranate and cola flavors follow along with an attractive hint of sage. Fine grain tannins lead to a smooth and graceful finish.