The nose is filled with strawberries, cherries and jammy cranberry notes; there is a hint of eucalyptus and tea as well. The flavors are strawberry-cherry and raspberry tea, with hints of white pepper, baking chocolate and warm vanilla on the finish.
The Chalone region is one of the earliest Central Coast appellations to make star quality Pinot Noir. The nose expresses strawberry-cherry, tea leaf and vanilla. On the palate there are hints of strawberry, cherry, cola, floral herbs and vanilla.
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The Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot is a nice example; beyond the typical strawberry-raspberry-cherry character we can smell and taste hints of tea leaf, cola, redwood forest and mushroom, nuances that are accentuated in a cooler year. We used a more delicate set of barrels with this vintage to great benefit as well; there is oaky vanilla and spice in the wine but it's a light touch that compliments the natural flavors nicely.